Nakuru County actively participated in observing Breast Cancer Awareness Month, engaging in various activities aimed at raising awareness about breast cancer and promoting early detection. Among the initiatives were free screening services provided at the Nakuru County Referral and Teaching Hospital and an awareness creation walk in the city.
Dr. Samuel Mwaura, the County Secretary, and Jacqueline Osoro, the Health Executive, led the awareness walk through the Central Business District (CBD), urging residents to prioritize regular health checks and screenings. The event aimed to emphasize the importance of early diagnosis in improving the chances of successful treatment.
Several organizations supported the commemoration, including the Kenya Medical Association, Nakuru Chapter, Women in Society Empowerment Organization (WISE), SCANLAB, MADINI Water, and AAR. The Chief Officer for Public Health, Alice Abuki, and the County Director for Medical Services, Dr. Daniel Wainaina, were also present during the event.
Nakuru County’s active participation in Breast Cancer Awareness Month reflects its commitment to public health and proactive measures to promote early detection and treatment of breast cancer.