Kenya Marks Cervical Cancer Awareness Week

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The Cervical Cancer Week has hit its third day giving clear indications that  the disease continues to terrorize thousands  of women in the country.

Data from the ministry of health and Kenya cancer association  shows that 3200 women die annually from the disease, a trend that is giving the government sleepless nights.

According to the Kenya cancer association officer Bilhla Waka, The government needs to do more on treatment of cervical cancer and if possible for free.

‘‘Many people can troop for screening but what remains unanswered is what next after the treatment…. the government should make the treatment of cervical cancer free as other diseases like HIV/AIDS.’’ She added.

Waka is also urging  women to go for screening at the nearest health centers to know their status.

She says the disease is  curable  if discovered at earlier stages.

The awareness week will end with a cervical cancer walk which will take place on 27th January from Uhuru park.

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