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cancer wednesdayHundreds of Voi residents turned up for the free cancer screening held on Wednesday 18th September in Voi Sub County.
The diseases screened include cervical, prostate and breast cancer that are considered to be the prevalent in the county.
Speaking on behalf of the county first lady, Taita Taveta Deputy Governor Majala Mlagui said that the County government is committed to ensure the people of the county access the best health services in the County.
She informed the County residents that the County health facilities have all the requisites machines and equipment to test cancer and other non-communicable diseases.
She thanked the County Assembly for their support in ensuring that health department is allocated enough funds to run all their activities.
She also disclosed that they will review all work shifts to ensure that no personnel is overworked.
The free medical camps have been organised collaboratively by the County Health department and the office of the County first lady and other partners.
The County First lady runs a program called Brand 006 which aims at supporting and empowering women and children.
The free medical camps target at raising awareness and reduce stigma through education on the importance of regular cancer screening for early detection of the disease.
County Chief Officer Health Dr. Logedi urge county resident to ensure they go for screening at least once annually for early detection of the disease.
He assured that the department of health will follow up on all patients who will test positive after the screening.
Dr. Logedi informed the residents that the Moi Hospital theatre and maternity is operational despite the ongoing nurses strike.
Area member of the County Assembly Hon Omar Mohammed thanked the organisers saying it's important for such campaigns to be held regularly in the county.
Also present was county women member of parliament Hon. Haika Mizigi, Voi deputy county commissioner Irine Ndambuki, among other partners.

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