Humanity First has conducted free screenings for 250 residents of the Kibera slums for several non-communicable diseases.
It is understood that with support from Freedom4Girls, Humanity First also carried out early detection cervical and breast cancer screening along with menstrual hygiene education for girls.
Data from the National Library of Medicine shows that the early detection of disease may lead to more cures or longer survival.
According to Kibera UK, Kibera, which is the largest urban slum in Africa, has no government-run hospital or clinic.
Additional data from Global Giving shows that the severe shortage of health services and basic government services means the slum’s around 700,000 residents suffer from many infectious diseases.
‘We are devoted to serving our communities. This time we focused on preventative medicine and took to the streets of Kibera slums with free medical screening camp. From early detection of cancers to screening for non-communicable disease and cataract screenings, we did it all’, Humanity First tweeted.
‘We screened 250 residents of the Kibera slums. Those found to have non-reassuring results are now undergoing further investigations and management at referral facilities. Consultations with doctors were conducted and patients were treated for various illnesses’.
One of the volunteers at the medical camp, Andrew Githiria, also said, ‘We joined [Humanity First] in a med camp, providing free screening for cervical, breast [and] prostate cancers, diabetes, hypertension and eye screening to Kibera residents.
‘Supported by [Freedom4Girls], we conducted MHM session [and] donated sanitary towels/hygiene packs to young girls’.
Source: Humanity First Kenya
Photo source: Humanity First Kenya