• Mugenda on Tuesday launched a Centre of Excellence for Cancer Research and Training.
• The aim of the research centre is to reduce the burden of cancer in Kenya.
The chairperson of Kenyatta University Teaching, Referral & Research Hospital Olive Mugenda on Tuesday launched a Centre of Excellence for Cancer Research and Training.
Kisii County Governor James Ongwae, visitors from the University of Manchester and other invited guests attended the launch.
Other centres in the KUTRRH facility includes the ICU/Theatre, Reporting/MDT, Imaging, Proposed Breast Cancer care Centre and the IMIC.
The Cancer Research and Training will see other five counties namely Kisii, Meru, Nyeri, Nakuru and Kiambu benefit from the program funded by the UK's National Institute for Health Research.
The research centre is a collaboration between a team from Kenya led by researcher Dr George Njoroge working with KUTRRH and the United Kingdom team led by Robert Bristow in partnership with the University of Manchester and Christie Foundation.
The aim of the research centre is to reduce the burden of cancer in Kenya.