Doctors, MPs Join Hands In Fresh Push To Fight Cancer

A patient in a hospital. To save poor women and children, doctors in Eldoret and Kisumu demand mandatory NHIF registration for all Kenyans to reduce treatment costs.

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Cancer experts want health insurance made compulsory for all Kenyans while politicians want the disease declared a national disaster.

It emerged from three separate events held this week that poverty may be the biggest obstacle in cancer treatment and control.

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Reports from Moi Referral and Jaramogi Odinga hospitals showed that many children and women are dying of cancer because they can’t afford treatment.

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