Every 4th of February, the World marks the World Cancer day. KEHPCA enjoined other organizations this year by creating awareness to the general public by distribution fliers with simple massages about cancer and the need for its prevention in line with the theme for this year, “Cancer can be prevented.” Together with Kenya Cancer Association, and hosted by the Medical Students’ Association of Kenya (MSAKE), KEHPCA gave a talk about the importance of palliative care in Kenya. It is worth to note that millions of cancer deaths in Kenya can be avoided in through prevention, early detection and treatment. In order to address the cancer problem in Kenya, one good way would be to enact the proposed cancer bill (2009) that KEHPCA participated in drafting. The bill seeks to have an established National cancer control institute which would advice the government about the best way forward in fighting this menace. The bill has information on prevention early diagnosis, treatment and palliative care. At the same time, the Ministry of Health is working on a National Cancer Control Strategy that includes palliative care

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