Meet the PARTNERS
Duke Center for Global Health
The Duke Center for Global Reproductive Health focus to develop strong, collaborative partnerships with local non-profits and government organizations in Western Kenya to advance the research and programmatic plans around reproductive health and cervical cancer prevention in the region. The key priority areas include: expanding cervical cancer screening and treatment (through HPV self-sampling and Thermo-ablation treatment and utilizing CHVs in cancer awareness campaigns through the use of digital application support), family planning, safe motherhood, mental health, gender based violence, prevention and treatment of STIs, and prevention of HIV/AIDS. Also, the Center actively engages in community campaigns through advocacy and service provision in partnership with non-profit, government and research groups working in reproductive health.
Kisumu Hospice Palliative Care and Cancer Centre Trust is a Registered Charitable Trust. It is a nonprofit making, non-political, non-racial Trust. It was originally founded for the terminally ill Cancer patients in Nyanza and Western provinces in 1998. This included HIV related cancers of the uterine cervix, Kaposis sarcomas, malignant lymphomas, Rectal and Stomach cancers, all the above Cancers are very much in the increase in Nyanza and Western Provinces including now Cancer of the Oesophagus which has now become very rampant in the region. We also provide care to all patients with life limiting illnesses including HIV/AIDS and pain management. We provide the care at our Clinic Centre on an outpatient basis. We also provide Home Based Care at the patients’ homes and in various hospitals in the city where our patients are admitted and referred from. Majority of our patients are referred from government health institutions including health centers, District hospitals and most from Provincial Hospitals.We are Located along Kisumu- Kakamega Road, within the Jaramogi Oginga Odinga Teaching and Referal Hospital Grounds.
Kisumu City Cancer Organization
Kisumu City Cancer (KCC) community-based organization was established in 2016 as a result of challenges faced by cancer patients in treatment navigation, accessing care and support. Cancer patients and survivors had difficulty getting a forum to share their experiences and challenges in the process of living with cancer with each of them left to suffer from the anxiety and stigma associated with cancer. We offer psycho-social support, and complementary therapy to the patients and terminally ill. Membership is open to patients, care givers and the affected. We create awareness on cancer, promote food security, nutrition and end of life care to the survivors, caregivers and terminally ill in partnership with Kisumu Hospice, Jaramogi Oginga Odinga Teaching & Referral Hospital (JOOTRH) and Blue Ridge Cancer Center. Our Vision is a Cancer Free Generation where cancer patients and survivors thrive and live together by sharing their victory and a Mission to mobilize resources through relevant programs to empower cancer patients, survivors, caregivers and those affected through partnerships.
Eddah's Hope Cancer Foundation
Eddah’s Hope Cancer Foundation is a cancer awareness that focuses on the youth and young adults between the ages of 20 and 45 years old. It was founded in 2012 by Moses Issaji after the loss of his mother to breast cancer.
Before the death of his mother, Issaji was living life like every other young adult. Chasing his career as an aviator and hanging out with his friends when time allowed. After his mother passed on, he started a Facebook page where he would share his experience as well as new information that he learnt about cancer.
Over the years, the organization has grown from just being a Facebook page to a full blown organization, based in Nairobi.
We have also diversified our focus from only focusing creating awareness to patient support, focusing on breast cancer. We have been able to distribute mastectomy kits to deserving breast cancer survivors to 420 women between 2018 and 2020 in 6 counties.
CureCervicalCancer is dedicated to the early detection and prevention of cervical cancer for the women around the world who need it most. CureCervicalCancer has established 100 sustainable cervical cancer screening and treatment clinics in 9 countries. CureCervicalCancer prevents cervical cancer through an innovative and community-driven model which includes facility-based service delivery, community outreach/education, and local/national advocacy. CureCervicalCancer aims to achieve long-term sustainability by building local capacity.
In Kisumu County, CureCervicalCancer partners with KMET and LVCT Health to build cervical cancer prevention programs in public and private facilities. CureCervicalCancer supports the training and mentoring of healthcare professionals and community health volunteers and donates equipment necessary to conduct the screening/treatment procedure. We support community campaigns to increase awareness surrounding cervical cancer prevention and conduct mobile clinics to reach women everywhere.
At FACES, we are advancing health by conducting innovative medical and social research, delivering high-quality health care services, and building capacity in collaboration Through a wide range of data-driven and pioneering projects, we take a holistic and comprehensive approach to improving health. Our programs address issues in both the clinic and the community, including HIV, TB, pediatric and adolescent health and growth, reproductive health, poverty, stigma reduction, and overall well-being. with local and international partners. FACES is co-led by the Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI) and the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Our efforts focus on vulnerable populations in Kisumu County, Kenya.
Tumaini la Maisha Health Services
Tumaini La Maisha Health Services, also referred to as Tumaini, is NGO committed to making the best health and education accessible for those who desperately need it. Our mission is to save lives from cancer by teaching prevention and early detection methods, improving access to treatment, and providing psychosocial support in a Godly and loving way. Tumaini operates in five (5) counties: Kisumu, Nairobi, Migori, Vihiga, and Kericho.