Nandi County first lady, Sheila Sang, on Friday launched the Nandi County cancer awareness and screening programme.
Her campaign seeks to provide awareness, screening and build capacity for health practitioners.
Speaking during the launch of the programme in Chemundu, Chesumei Sub County, Mrs Sang urged both men and women to take regular tests.
The first lady said that majority of deaths occur in cases where victims are diagnosed in the late stages a factor she attributed to lack of awareness and early detection.
“There is also need to practise healthy living through exercises and healthy eating habits to reduce instances of lifestyle diseases such as Cancer high blood pressure and diabetes,” said Mrs. Sang.
During the free medical camp organised by her office, over 400 residents received screened for cancer.
This is the first cancer awareness campaign that has been launched in the county.
The County First Lady was accompanied by Chemundu/Kapng’etuny Ward MCA Robert Kirwa, Deputy County Secretary Truphena Jebitok and Chief Officers; Sally Kemboi (Preventive and Promotive Health) Dr. Paul Lagat(Medical Services), Beatrice Jemurgor(Culture) and the County Health Director Dr. Joseph Kangor.