The University Invest in Free Cancer Screening
Zetech University in collaboration with Cancer Awareness Centre of Kenya (CACK) and Lions Club Pioneer, Ruiru, conducted a free cancer screening in the recent week to mark the world cancer awareness month at the Thika road campus.
Officiated by the Vice Chancellor Prof Njenga Munene, he challenged the over 650 people in attendance to embrace cancer as any other disease which is curable when detected early. In his statement, “Cancer is a condition like any other. Cancer is not a death sentence once anyone possesses it,” while giving examples of surviving leaders like Professor Anyang’ Nyongo, Governor of Kisumu County and Nominated Senator Beth Mugo.
Supporting the move, Mr. Bonface Mbuki, Chairperson CACK commented on the community together with students for accepting the call to screening since cancer has no age limits with many living in the isolation of fear of coming out to be screened. While appreciating the University for being thoughtful to its community,” having the university involved in conducting such initiatives is the measure that the University cares for its community.” he said, adding to cancer treatment being very expensive which should be taken seriously owing to recent demands by the public to declare Cancer as a national threat.
Having Mr. Peter Kariuri, president Lions Club Pioneer, while quoting Audrey Hepburn quote, “As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands, one for helping yourself and the other for helping others,” charged the Zetech LEO Club members to continually engage the community in undertaking programmes that benefit the society.
Mary Nduta, a resident of Kiambu and a beneficiary of the free screening thanked the University for bringing the entire process within the doorsteps.” With this screening today, l have been served fast and saved my time from long appointments at the hospital and to add, saving my Ksh5, 000 with l could have used when l get to the hospital. A special thanks to Zetech University! “She said.
Confirming the university’s role to invest in community-based initiatives, Mr. Moses Maina, Executive Director Corporate Affairs, “We are at the forefront in conducting programmes that are aimed to impact and uplift the community.” he added.