[PHOTOS] KUTRRH launches Sh446m throat cancer research centre

The aim of the research centre is to reduce the burden of cancer in Kenya.

In Summary

• 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.

Director IMIC Isaac Kamau, kisii County Governor James Ongwae and the Chairperson of the board of directors KUTRRH Olive Mugenda during a tour at the hospital and the launch of the Centre of Excellence for cancer Research and Training at Kenyatta University Training, Research and Refarral Hospital(KUTRRH) on 15th March 2022.
Director IMIC Isaac Kamau, kisii County Governor James Ongwae and the Chairperson of the board of directors KUTRRH Olive Mugenda during a tour at the hospital and the launch of the Centre of Excellence for cancer Research and Training at Kenyatta University Training, Research and Refarral Hospital(KUTRRH) on 15th March 2022.
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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.

Director IMIC at KUTRRH Isaac Kamau guides guests flaked by Kisii County Governor James Ongwae at KUTRRH on 15th March 2022.
Director IMIC at KUTRRH Isaac Kamau guides guests flaked by Kisii County Governor James Ongwae at KUTRRH on 15th March 2022.
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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.

Prof. Robert Bristow, University of Manchester Clinical Oncologist Prof. Richard Cowan, Chairperson of the board of directors KUTRRH Olive Mugenda accompanied by other guests during a tour at the hospital
Prof. Robert Bristow, University of Manchester Clinical Oncologist Prof. Richard Cowan, Chairperson of the board of directors KUTRRH Olive Mugenda accompanied by other guests during a tour at the hospital
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University of Manchester Clinical Oncologist Prof. Richard Cowan, Chairperson of the board of directors KUTRRH Olive Mugenda accompanied by other guests during a tour at the hospital
University of Manchester Clinical Oncologist Prof. Richard Cowan, Chairperson of the board of directors KUTRRH Olive Mugenda accompanied by other guests during a tour at the hospital
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Dr George Njoroge, the principal investigator in the study to probe origin of Throat cancer in Kenya at Kenyatta University Training research and Refarrall Hospital on 15th March 2022.
Dr George Njoroge, the principal investigator in the study to probe origin of Throat cancer in Kenya at Kenyatta University Training research and Refarrall Hospital on 15th March 2022.
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The modern Imaging facility at KUTRRH
The modern Imaging facility at KUTRRH
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Kenyatta University Training, Referral and Research Hospital (KUTRRH) chairperson Prof Olive Mugenda launched Sh446 million project for throat cancer research in five counties.
Kenyatta University Training, Referral and Research Hospital (KUTRRH) chairperson Prof Olive Mugenda launched Sh446 million project for throat cancer research in five counties.
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A medic push wheel chair at Kenyatta University Training research and Referral Hospital on 15th March 2022 during the hospital tour and the launch of cancer Research program.
A medic push wheel chair at Kenyatta University Training research and Referral Hospital on 15th March 2022 during the hospital tour and the launch of cancer Research program.
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Chairperson of the board of directors KUTRRH Olive Mugenda, kisii County Governor James Ongwae and Clinical Oncologist Prof. Richard Cowan during the tour of the facility.
Chairperson of the board of directors KUTRRH Olive Mugenda, kisii County Governor James Ongwae and Clinical Oncologist Prof. Richard Cowan during the tour of the facility.
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kisii County Governor James Ongwae, University of Manchester Clinical Oncologist Prof. Richard Cowan and Director IMIC Isaac Kamau at a hospital tour at the PET CT scanner room during the launch of cancer Research program at Kenyatta University Training research and Refarrall Hospital on 15th March 2022.
kisii County Governor James Ongwae, University of Manchester Clinical Oncologist Prof. Richard Cowan and Director IMIC Isaac Kamau at a hospital tour at the PET CT scanner room during the launch of cancer Research program at Kenyatta University Training research and Refarrall Hospital on 15th March 2022.
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Radiographer Debborah Koech observes a patient on an MRI scanner
Radiographer Debborah Koech observes a patient on an MRI scanner
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Chairperson of the board of directors KUTRRH Olive Mugenda speaks to visitors seeking services at the KUTRRH during the tour at the hospital
Chairperson of the board of directors KUTRRH Olive Mugenda speaks to visitors seeking services at the KUTRRH during the tour at the hospital
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A youth pass by the Integrated Molecular Imaging Centre(IMIC)
A youth pass by the Integrated Molecular Imaging Centre(IMIC)
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Kenyatta University Training, Referral and Research Hospital (KUTRRH) chairperson Prof Olive Mugenda leads the tour at the facility during the launch of Sh446 million project for throat cancer research in five counties on 15th March 2022.
Kenyatta University Training, Referral and Research Hospital (KUTRRH) chairperson Prof Olive Mugenda leads the tour at the facility during the launch of Sh446 million project for throat cancer research in five counties on 15th March 2022.
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