Combating Cancer In Kenya

Breast cancer is the leading cause of cancer in women. In August 2016, First Lady Margaret Kenyatta, the Kenyan Ministry of Health and Roche launched a public-private partnership to strengthen initiatives to combat cancer in Kenya. Access to medicine will be made available to patients seeking treatment at public institutions with the government of Kenya and Roche jointly covering the costs.

This comprehensive agreement ensures that breast cancer patients in Kenya will have not only improved access to care and life-changing medicines, but also that the overall healthcare system is stronger to support all Kenyans battling cancer.

Early diagnosis and treatment could greatly reduce the burden of breast cancer and improve treatment outcomes.

"Breast cancer patients in Kenya will have not only improved access to care and life-changing medicines, but also the overall healthcare system is stronger to support all Kenyans battling cancer."

Markus Gemuend

Head of Roche, Sub-Saharan Africa

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