Nairobi — First Lady Margaret Kenyatta will next year host the 9th Stop Cervical, Breast and Prostate Cancers in Africa Conference.
The First Lady today at State House, Nairobi, met Breast Cancer Foundation Executive Director Princess Nikky Onyeri and kicked off preparations for the conference slated for July next year. Close to 2000 delegates are expected to attend the conference in Nairobi.
The Breast Cancer Foundation is a Non-Governmental Organization established in 1995 and champions cancer awareness creation in Africa.
Speaking at the meeting, the First Lady affirmed her support to efforts against cancer in Kenya and in Africa.
She said she would invite many African First Ladies to attend the conference so that together they can mobilize resources to curb the spread of cancer in the continent.
The Breast Cancer Foundation Executive Director commended the First Lady for her work in cancer control in Kenya, saying that was one of the reasons the board offered Kenya the hosting rights of the 9th annual cancer conference.
During the meeting VMP Nutrition Africa Executive Director Murad Mohammed briefed the First Lady on his company’s campaign against malnutrition in Africa through use of organic nutritional supplements.
Earlier, the First Lady met Friends of Africa International Chair Bonnie Bishop who invited her to a First Ladies’ luncheon next year in Phoenix, Arizona. The proceeds of the luncheon will go towards the purchase of medical equipment to boost healthcare services in Kenya.