KDF Commemorates World Cancer Awareness Day at Mtongwe

Commander Kenya Navy Major General Levi Franklin Mghalu addresses the participants of cancer awareness Campaign at Kenya Navy Base Mtongwe Kasarani Complex.

The Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) held a cancer awareness campaign at Kenya Navy Base Mtongwe to commemorate the World Cancer Awareness Day on 4 February 2020.
Under the theme “I am and I will” the awareness campaigned aimed at raising awareness of cancer and encourage its diagnosis, prevention, early detection and treatment.
The Commander Kenya Navy Major General Levi Franklin Mghalu said that KDF is at the forefront in the fight against the cancer menace by ensuring personnel and their dependants have access to the required healthcare services as envisioned in the President’s Big 4 Agenda under Health.

Director of Medical Services (DMS) Major General (Dr) George Ng’ang’a indicated that 52 medical practitioners within the KDF fraternity were trained for one day in readiness for the exercise in partnership with Roche and Lancet Health Care providers.

Kenya Navy Senior Medical Officer Colonel (Dr) Ngundo Muithya noted this as the first cancer screening exercise by KDF in the Coastal region adding its importance in timely diagnosis for increased chances of survival.

The exercise involved breast cancer, prostate cancer, colon cancer, cervical cancer, diabetes and hypertension screening with survivors championing messages of good hope, self-acceptance, volunteering for early detection and commitment to fighting cancer.Medical Officer Colonel Ngundo Muithya addresses the participants of Cancer Awareness Campaign at Kenya Navy Base Mtongwe Kasarani Complex.

Senior Medical Officer Colonel Ngundo Muithya addresses the participants of Cancer Awareness Campaign at Kenya Navy Base Mtongwe Kasarani Complex.Senior Medical Officer Colonel Ngundo Muithya addresses the participants of Cancer Awareness Campaign at Kenya Navy Base Mtongwe Kasarani Complex.
Commander Kenya Navy Major General Levi Franklin Mghalu undergoes a cancer screening procedure accompanied by other Kenya Navy senior officers.Commander Kenya Navy Major General Levi Franklin Mghalu undergoes a cancer screening procedure accompanied by other Kenya Navy senior officers.
Roman Catholic Church Choir Mtongwe Base ‘Our Lady Star of The sea’ entertains the congregation.Roman Catholic Church Choir Mtongwe Base ‘Our Lady Star of The sea’ entertains the congregation.
Kenya Navy Primary recite a poem ‘Pamoja tudhibiti Saratani’ during the awareness Campaign.Kenya Navy Primary recite a poem ‘Pamoja tudhibiti Saratani’ during the awareness Campaign.
A family member is being taken through the Cervical Cancer procedure at the information desk by Capt (Dr) Catherine Nyapera.   A family member is being taken through the Cervical Cancer procedure at the information desk by Capt (Dr) Catherine Nyapera.