More than 400 women in five sub locations have benefitted from a health outreach program hosted by Caris Kenya. In conjunctions with Malindi sub county hospital, the outreach program provided blood pressure testing, cancer and sexually transmitted diseases (STI’s) awareness.
The activity is a follow up on a medical camp held in October last year, which provided breast and cervical cancer screening, blood sugar and pressure testing, HIV counselling and testing.
The outreach program creates an interactive atmosphere to address high mortality rates and susceptibility of the disease. It was also a platform for women to share their own experiences with breast and cervical cancer. The women concurred that education and awareness are important in the battle against cancer.