Luhya council of elders to set up cancer treatment centre in Western Region

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The Chairman of the Luhya Council of Elders Dr. Charles Lunge who is also Dean of students in the Department of Medicine at Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology
The Chairman of the Luhya Council of Elders Dr. Charles Lunge who is also Dean of students in the Department of Medicine at Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology

The Western Union Council of Elders has plans to set up a cancer screening Centre in Kakamega County. The Council of elders has formed a Western Community Health Association (WECOHAS) to realize the completion of the project that will also house a medical school.

Speaking at Mbale town the Chairman of the organization Dr. Charles Chunge, who is also the Dean of students in the Medical Department at Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology said plans are at advanced stage to kick-start the project. Chunge noted that the project will be funded by Sweden Government at a cost of Ksh 6 Billion.

He said many Kenyans are suffering from heart ailment and cancer-related diseases in the country and the facility will help Western region residents to access this services closer to them.

He noted that there are a few qualified cancer treatment experts in the Country reiterating that the facility will be well equipped with 6 specialized doctors. “The country has very few experts in heart and cancer treatment but we are determined to make sure this facility that will be based at the heart of the Kakamega County headquarters will have enough personnel to handle this cases”, He said.

“We are going to invest more in the medical school at the institution to make sure we get well-qualified personnel to work there,” Chunge said.

He said they are going to conduct a fundraiser on 9th this month at Kakamega towards the project. “The elders are focused in achieving this mission and we going to have a fundraiser towards the realization of the project,” he noted.