Huruma residents and it’s environs were a happy lot on Saturday the 24th of August 2019 after getting a rare chance to get free cancer screening spiced with entertainment at Huruma Primary School. The cancers screened were prostate cancer for men, breast and cervical cancer for women.
With the thirst to know their status’, residents turned out in numbers from as early as 6:00 am awaiting the medical personnel. On stage entertainment was immense with the likes of Nazizi, Mr. Seed, Ekko Dydda gracing the occasion in support of the noble course. Apart from just screening, emphasis was also put on sensitization of masses on self examination with medics feeding all that were screened with information on cancer.
What really caught the eye of many was the turn out especially by the males. According to Mr Hiram Kariuki Mugweru;an oncology nurse from Mama Lucy Kibaki Hospital, this was the first screening he has been part of that has registered a higher turnout by men.
“I’ve been part many cancer screenings across Kenya but this one has impressed a lot because of the males turn out which signals a positive impact especially on sensitization.” Said the medic
The event dubbed Colour Purple Concert Mashinani was organized by Fab & Roll in conjunction with Ghetto Radio and The MajiMaji Trust. Medical personnel were provided by HCG CCK cancer center.