Nairobi, 31st October, 2021
Nairobi City County County Executive Committee Member for Health Dr. Hitan Majevdia has termed Breast cancer as the most common type of cancer in Kenya and called for early screening for early detection and treatment.
Speaking after flagging off the Breast Cancer Awareness month cycling race held outside City Hall way. “It is therefore a concern to us all as we are equally at risk of contracting the disease.”
The Health County Executive said Breast Cancer Awareness Month is a mixed bag and a chance to celebrate with survivors, stand with those fighting against the illness, and to raise awareness in order to prevent and treat breast cancer. In an effort to reduce the burden of late breast cancer and diabetes detection,” Said Dr. Majevdia.
Dr. Majevdia urged participants and Nairobi residents to take on the challenge of staying healthy and active and managing stress as a primary way of preventing breast and other cancers. “We must ensure that we undertake regular self-examination and screening in order to detect the disease when it is most treatable.”
“This is a collaborative effort, we must do our bit. Join us in raising awareness of the symptoms and early signs and help to save lives. We can beat breast cancer together, but it will take each one of us.”
Dr. Majevdia lauded the Dada Wellness team and other partners for the support they accorded the County in creating Breast Cancer Awareness during the month of October.
The County Executive also announced that Nairobi County was set to introduce free diabetes screening clinics in the month of November. “We want Nairobi residents to start getting health checks more frequently, therefore we have set up tents outside the Archives area.”
Present during the event were the Dada wellness Initiative team lead by Dr. Mworia, The Aga Khan university Hospital, Kenyatta University team among others.