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Cervical Cancer Run to be Held on April 13 to Aid in Fight Against Cervical Cancer


KIU, Western Campus – The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at KIU Teaching Hospital, is organizing the Cervical Cancer Run 2024 on Saturday, April 13 to aid in the fight against cervical cancer.

According to the Chairperson of the Organizing Committee for the Run, Dr. Samuel Omara, the main goal of organizing the event is to prevent cervical cancer.

“We are organizing the Run because we believe that Cervical Cancer is something we can prevent. Most women are not diagnosed on time and when this happens, they die,” Dr. Omara said.

“We are organizing this run to prevent cervical cancer because we believe prevention is better than cure. We shall screen the women for free and get those who have the pre-malignant lesions so that we can treat them,” he added.

During the run, there will be Cervical Cancer screening and services uptake. 

This shall increase the community awareness of key health issues affecting women within the district and open a better avenue for collaboration and involvement of key partners for tackling health-related problems within the district.

The run will start from KIU Teaching Hospital, and then proceed to town, Lagos, Rwemirokora, Bettinah guest house and end at the Hospital.

During the cervical cancer screening, those without the disease will be vaccinated with HPV (Human Papillomavirus) vaccines and those with the disease will be treated.

The hospital is partnering with Centenary Bank, Equity Bank, coca-cola and other stakeholders within the community. 

Coupons include Bronze A which goes for 20,000 shillings, Bronze B for 35,000 shillings, Silver for 50,000 shillings, Gold for 100,000 shillings and Platinum for 150,000 shillings.

Runners will be given t-shirts, vests, caps and water bottles. Proceeds from the run will be used to support the Department to buy instruments for continuous screening, vaccination and treatment.