By Tony Wafula
Bungoma County now has a state of the art cancer clinic, which was the brainchild of Caroline Wangamati through the County First Lady Association in partnership with ROCHE, Women4Cancer and the Africa Cancer Foundation.
The cancer clinic will be domiciled at the Bungoma Referral Hospital.
The clinic is a first of its kind in the region and the third in the country after Kisumu and Meru counties.
“This clinic is projected to aid in the detection and treatment of patients suffering from breast and cervical cancer for and prostate cancer too,” said Ms. Wangamati.
He added: “The clinic has an already trained staff to handle cancer patients and are well equipped. Members of the public are encouraged to visit the facility as research has determined that early detection can save on the morbidity numbers occasioned by cancer,”
Wangamati expressed her commitment in making Bungoma a healthy county and free from cancer. “I share a vision with my husband Governor Wangamati of making this county great, but we cannot achieve this with a sick and dying population. We need a healthy and vibrant people to move this county forward,”
Alamitu Jattani, the First Lady of Marsabit County, lauded Ms. Wangamati for her concerted efforts in ensuring health care is improved in Bungoma.
“Bungoma is privileged to have Ms Wangamati as the First Lady and I can assure you her passion and networking skills remain unequaled ‘ she said even as she urged county governments to support the First Ladies in their quest to boost socio economic development in the counties,” said Ms Jattani.
Also present at the function were First Ladies Selina Barchok, Bomet County, Sheila Sang, Nandi County, Amb. Ann Kimemia, Nyandarua County, Lucy Mandago, Uasin Gishu, Edna Lenku, Kajiado County, Judith Ojaamong’, Busia County and H.E Ivy Kiptis, Baringo County.