About ACF

Africa Cancer Foundation (ACF) was formed on April 6, 2011 as a charitable Trust, and launched on July 12, 2011 in Nairobi, Kenya. ACF works towards a cancer-free Africa by promoting the prevention of cancer and providing holistic solutions for people affected by cancer in Africa. In striving to do so, ACF seeks to establish best practice standards and promote exchange of experience with existing centers of excellence around the world and thereby reduce the knowledge gap between the developed and developing world. This has led us to focus our work on providing and encouraging screening and driving Kenya and hopefully, Africa, towards early diagnosis and access to cancer care and treatment for all afflicted irrespective of social status. . In line with this, ACF chose the West African Adinkra symbol “Hwe Mu Dua” or the “measuring stick” – a symbol of examination and quality control as its logo. This symbol stresses the need to strive for the best quality, and this is exactly what ACF seeks to do.

ACF has become a trusted institution for cancer screening services in Kenya working with a pool of over 950 trained volunteers to provide the services in various counties across the country. So far ACF has provided cancer screening and awareness services in 23 of Kenya’s 47 counties for over 27,000 men and women.  The services provided are for the most common cancers in Kenya, namely breast, cervical and prostate cancers. We also provide treatment for pre-cancerous lesions of the cervix. 


 ACF also spearheads cancer research and the development of guidelines for screening, testing and treating cancer as well as advocates for governments to prioritise the cancer agenda and to increase the preventive, diagnostic and treatment services for cancer on the Continent.




ACF works with private and public sector institutions, individuals and corporations, foreigners and nationals. Some of our most successful models include working with a university, working through a church, partnering with insurance agencies; manufacturing businesses; technology organizations; volunteers; serving people with disabilities and partnering with government initiatives.

To date, almost all the work of ACF has been made possible because of the generous support of our supporters and sponsors. A dream that seemed unattainable is steadily becoming a reality because of the incredible individuals and institutions that are sharing this journey towards a cancer-free Africa with us.


ACF is a member of the Kenya Network of Cancer Organizations (KENCO) and the Non-Communicable diseases Alliance of Kenya (NCDAK) which are umbrella bodies for cancer and non-communicable diseases. ACF has also successfully participated in the American Cancer Society SOURCE Program since 2016.