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  • Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH)
  • Kenyatta University Teaching, Research and Referral Hospital(KUUTRH)
  • Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital (MTRH) Eldoret
  • Jaramogi Oginga Odinga Teaching and Referral Hospital (JOOTRH)
  • Rift Valley Provincial Hospital-Nakuru
  • Coast General Hospital-Mombasa
  • Nyeri County Referral Hospital
  • Moi Hospital-Voi
  • Makueni Referral Hospital-Wote
  • Meru Teaching and Referral Hospital


  • Nairobi Hospital
  • MP Shah Hospital
  • Aga Khan University Hospital
  • HCGCCK Cancer Center
  • International Cancer Institute (ICI)-Eldoret


EMPOWER-The Enabling and Motivating Partnership Owned by Women to Engage and Reclaim Lives is a project that seeks to promote cancer preventative, early diagnosis, screening and enhancement of cancer acre systems in Kenya.

EMPOWER is a partnership between, Roche, County First Ladies Association (CFLA), Women Cancer, early detection and treatment (W4C), International Cancer Institute (ICI) and Africa Cancer Foundation (ACF).


The project seeks to contribute to the prevention, early diagnosis, treatment with standard care and education of women in the community on breast and cervical cancer. The project will contribute to the prevention, detection, and treatment of cervical and breast cancer and will be carried out through awareness creation on breast and cervical cancers, advocacy on the strengthening of Kenyan healthcare system in dealing with Non-Communicable Diseases and championing Universal Health Coverage across Kenya to ease the cost of treatment for patients living with cancer.

  • Kisumu-Jaramogi Ginga Odinga Teaching and Referral Hospital (JOOTRH)
  • Meru-Meru Teaching and Referral Hospital
  • Bungoma-Bungoma County Referral Hospital
  • Taita Taveta-Moi Hospital-Voi
  • Makueni-Makueni Referral Hospital
  • Laikipia-Nanyuki Teaching and Referral Hospital
  • Marsabit-Marsabit Referral Hospital
  • Kakamega-Kakamega County Referral Hospital
  • Kajiado-Kajiado County Referral Hospital
  • Bomet-Longisa Referral Hospital
  • Baringo-Baringo County Referral Hospital
  • Nandi-Kapsabet County Referral Hospital
  • Kirinyaga-Kerugoya County Referral Hospital
  • Nyandarua-J M Kariuki County Referral Hospital

Understanding Cancer

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Screening Cancer Book

The National Cancer Screening Guidelines aimed at promoting early detection. Click below to download the guidelines


On 4th February, ACF  joined the National Cancer Control Program (NCCP) and members of KENCO to commemorate World Cancer Day. The celebrations were held virtually due to COVID-19 regulations. 


Africa Cancer Foundation (ACF) partnered with Laikipia University to offer free cancer screening and awareness at Laikipia University in Laikipia County on March 23-26, 2021. The health week was themed: ‘Fighting Non-Communicable diseases for a better life.’

ACF partnered with 2 volunteer doctors, 5 sixth year, 1 fifth year and 1 fourth year medical students from Mount Kenya University and 1 third year medical student from Kenyatta University to conduct breast, cervical and prostate cancer screening. Through a partnership with International Cancer Institute (ICI), there were oncology doctors on site for consultations and nurses to work in the cervical cancer screening stations.  

74 men were screened for breast cancer and 63 for prostate cancer. 4 clients were referred for further diagnosis for breast and prostate cancer.

A total of 505 women were screened for breast cancer , 193 for both breast and cervical cancer and 2 for cervical cancer alone. 1 breast biopsy was done and 30 pap smear samples collected. 

During Breast Cancer Awareness Month, EMPOWER partners, Roche, County First Ladies Association (CFLA), Women 4 Cancer (W4C) and ACF flagged off a campaign dubbed ‘Rembesha Kanchiri’ at the Nairobi Arboretum. The aim of the campaign was to raise awareness on breast cancer and raise funds to buy prosthetics for women who have undergone mastectomy. 

On October 29, 2021,  W4C and ACF offered free breast and cervical cancer awareness, education and screening at Kariobangi North PAG Church in partnership with Symbol of Hope Warriors to mark the end of the Rembesha Kanchiri campaign. 10 men were screened for breast cancer and 41 women for breast cancer. 5 women were referred to Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH) for mammograms. 



ACF participated in the GlobalGiving’s April 2021 Accelerator campaign for a project dubbed ‘Food for Good for Cancer Patients in Kenya.’ The aim of the project is to address the nutritional needs of  300 cancer patients and their families by setting  up vegetable cone gardens for them to enhance food security and better nutrition as they undergo treatment  for various cancers.  The 6 tier cone garden has a variety of vegetables that the patient can harvest and eat or sell the surplus to make money for other necessities. Each cone garden has 6 different vegetables namely; kale, spinach, African night shade, beetroot, coriander and spring onions.

To date, ACF has managed to raise over $21,436 from 275 donors out of a target of $ 50,000. ACF earned a permanent place on the GlobalGiving platform and a social media badge.

Latter Day Saints Charities donated 300 cones to Africa Cancer Foundation (ACF) for  patients in Nairobi, Nyandarua, Narok, Kisumu, Uasin Gishu and Marsabit.

ACF has partnered with treatment centers such as International Cancer Institute (ICI), Jaramogi Oginga Odinga Teaching and Referral Hospital (JOOTRH) and Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH) as well as patient based organisations who are members of the Kenyan Network of Cancer Organisations (KENCO), the umbrella body for cancer organisations in Kenya to identify needy patients for the cone gardens. The patient based organisations include;Faraja Cancer Support Trust,Hope Beyond Cancer Trust, Ushindi Cancer Survivors, Champions Cancer Warriors, Kilele, Cancer Survivors Association of Kenya, Tripple Negative Breast Cancer Group, CisnetC, New Dawn Warriors, Victors Family, Stoma World, Breast Cancer Group, Huduma, Machakos Warriors, Victorious Children Cancer Support CBO and Kiambu Cancer Support Group.

A total of 108 vegetable cone gardens have so far been set up since the project began in June 2021 as follows; Nairobi (14), Uasin Gishu (9), Nyandarua (12), Kiambu (20), Kajiado (4) and Kisumu (31). 

ACF is continuing to count on the support of well wishers to expand to more counties in Kenya by donating on the GlobalGiving platform. It truly takes a village to #GrowEatHealCancer.


Food Donations

On April 23rd Mama Kisumu, Dorothy Nyong’o through ACF gave soup sachets from Team Pankaj to young girls from the deaf community attending a leadership  skills camp in Karen.

On April 25th, we joined Sally Kwenda, Symbol of Hope Warriors, Family Care Missions and Africa Cancer Foundation to give food to cancer patients in Kariobangi. We donated soups courtesy of Team Pankaj and also shared fact sheets in various cancers.


On Saturday May 8, 2021 Jane Frances Angalia of Cancer information support network and communication (CisnetC) distributed soup received from Team Pankaj through Mama Kisumu, Dorothy Nyong’o to Ushindi Cancer Survivors and patients in Kangemi informal settlement as they celebrated mother’s day.

Women of Magnitude Award 2021

On May 29, 2021 we joined Women of Magnitude Club in celebrating ACF’s Managing Trustee, Dorothy Nyong’o where she was honoured with Women of Magnitude Award 2021 for her outstanding work in cancer awareness through Africa Cancer Foundation. The Award was received by Nangah in New York.

Cancer Survivors Day

We commemorated the National Cancer Survivors Day on June 6th at the Kenyatta National Hospital Grounds. Ramgarhia Youth Association Kenya donated 30 food bags to ACF which went towards feeding needy cancer patients. 

10th Anniversary

Africa Cancer Foundation celebrated its 10th year anniversary on July 12th, 2021 with 15 cancer patients who attend support group meetings at the Kariobangi North PAG church. Also present were our volunteers and partners. A vegetable cone garden was set up at the church. 



The Enabling and Motivating Partnership Owned by Women to Engage and Reclaim their lives (EMPOWER) project seeks to promote cancer prevention, early diagnosis, screening, and enhancement of cancer care systems in the country. Implementing and strategic partners for the clinic included the County First Ladies Association (CFLA), Ministry of Health of Kenya, County Governments, Roche, Women4Cancer (W4C), International Cancer Institute (ICI) and ACF. 

In 2021, 8 EMPOWER clinics were launched in the following Counties; Marsabit, Kakamega, Kajiado, Bomet, Baringo, Nandi, Kirinyaga and Nyandarua. 

ACF in partnership with Matibabu Foundation received a donation of 25,000 medical scrubs to be donated to healthcare workers in the Lake Region Economic Block (LREB). The donation was made on November 17, 2021 to mark the 1st anniversary of the call  by the World Health Organisation (WHO) for the elimination of cervical cancer.