July 8, 2020

The Ministry of Health of Kenya has recently launched a new Kenya Cancer Policy 2019-2030.  

The Kenya Cancer Policy 2019-2030 is an overarching framework under which Kenya Cancer Control Strategy 2017-2022 is positioned and it provides "a framework to comprehensively address cancer control in Kenya through the systematic implementation of evidence-based interventions for prevention, screening, timely diagnosis, treatment, survivorship and palliative care, financing, monitoring, and research. It is meant to guide all stakeholders in cancer control in Kenya, including government ministries, departments and agencies, county governments, faith-based organizations, private sector players, patient groups, civil society organizations and development partners, among others, towards a coordinated response. The development of this policy was anchored on key guiding principles which include multi-sectoral approach, stakeholder ownership, client-centred approach, quality care, evidence-based orientations, equity and universal coverage, accountability, rights-based approach and use of technology. It is further envisaged that this policy will contribute to equitable and accessible cancer prevention and control services in line with the health sector's  commitment to the attainment of Universal Health Coverage in Kenya."

You can read it here.