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Join Maina Kageni and help Kenyatta National Hospital Children Cancer Ward get new equipments

Maina Kageni in a meeting with KNH's top Oncologist Dr. Eliud Njuguna
Maina Kageni in a meeting with KNH’s top Oncologist Dr. Eliud Njuguna Photo/

Classic 105’s presenter Maina Kageni visited the Kenyatta National Hospital, Children’s Cancer Ward (Ward 1 E) on Wednesday to see how the children cope with treatment. Accompanied by top journalists of Radio Africa including Carol Radull, Maina saw how these children endure painful treatment due to lack of proper equipments.

This really touched him and together with the hospital staff and Radio Africa they vowed to start a campaign to buy new cancer treatment equipments which will ease the Children’s pain. KNH’s top Oncologist, Dr. Eliud Njuguna said that Chemo ports, Infusion pumps and Chemo chairs all cost Ksh. 10 Million. The equipments will help in screening, diagnosis and treatment of cancer.

It is estimated that 70 Kenyans die daily due to cancer, 10 being children. This being the Cancer awareness month, people are advised to go for screening as this will help in early detection and treatment. Children whose cancer is detected early have a better chance of healing than adults. The WHO yesterday issued an alert that eating bacon, processed meat and unprocessed red meat increases the risk of colorectal cancer which affects the Colon and Rectum.

The Ksh. 10 Million needs to be raised before Friday for the equipments to be purchased and shipped on time. To send in your donations, go to M-PESA menu and select LIPA NA M-PESA. On buy Goods and Services Enter Till Number 920841. You can contribute as low as Ksh. 50. Be a hero by helping a young hero.

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