On Saturday 4 February KEHPCA joined forces with the Kenya Cancer Association and the Ministry of Public Health and Sanitation to mark World Cancer Day 2012 with a special premiere film screening of the documentary Life Before Death.

Life Before Death is a multi-award winning documentary about terminally ill patients, their families and the extraordinary health care professionals fighting to change the culture of medicine to be more focused on care, rather than exclusively on cure. The film is an intimate, hopeful and life-affirming collection of stories about living well, and dying better. The film travelled to 11 countries, and through the eyes of patients and their families explored the inherent humanity that empowers people to care for those beyond cure.

The event took place at Braeburn School in Nairobi, with over 300 guests in attendance, including members of the Ministry of Health, healthcare professionals from across Kenya, medical students from Nairobi Universities and members of the public.

Guests enjoyed a special live musical performance before the film, featuring Abbi Nyinza and Anton Neo Soul, who launched Kenya’s 2012 World Cancer Day Song, I Fight For You.

After the film, Dr Zipporah Ali called on all guests to support their local hospices, and to think of the patients who need their support. The event was a great success and was featured in the Daily Nation and Star newspapers, as well as a special feature on NTV breakfast with Dr Ali in the run up to the event.

KEHPCA would like to thank all who attended the event for their support. Event photos can be viewed on the KEHPCA Facebook page.