KWH has taken upon itself to inform women especially those from poorer or more marginalized households about Breast and Cervical Cancer, together with Fistula, since they face multiple barriers to access to services, including: unaffordable out-of-pocket payments, long distances, lack of control over household income and means of transport, fragmented services, long waiting times, lack of privacy or confidentiality and biased or unsympathetic attitudes of providers. Health information systems usually do not collect and analyze information that is disaggregated by sex or other relevant social stratifies, making it difficult for policies to be appropriately tailored.
Through KWH Health systems have been made more responsive to women’s health needs.
KWH continues to embrace breast cancer awareness campaign is all regions every year dubbed ‘’Hakikisha Pimwa Leo”. This is in line with KWH vision to empower, advocate and position the woman economically in form of boosting their maternal health issues
Breast cancer is now the number one killer of women of 35 to 55 in Kenya, according to the Nairobi Cancer Registry’s most recent statistics, striking now one in nine women in the country, and killing many of them, due to late diagnosis. Studies have also shown that those affected in Kenya are relatively younger than in developed countries. According to the Nairobi Cancer Report, since the year 2000, breast cancer has been the most diagnosed cancer among women in Nairobi, of which 51 per cent of cases were in women below the age of 50. And although incidences remain relatively low in comparison to developed countries, breast cancer mortality in Kenya is higher.
KWH seeks to partner with likeminded partners and stakeholders to raise fund to support this noble course through health ampaigns for early detection on the KILLER DEASES “BREAST CANCER”.
Health Awareness campaigns on self examination, Management and women health related issues