Kisumu’s first Lady wins International Award as Cancer advocacy Champion.

 

Kisumu First Lady Dorothy Nyong'o when she took part in the cancer awareness walk during last year in October.She has been nominated as a winner  of an International Award on the issue of creating awareness about the cancer disease-Photo Courtesy.


By Dickson Odhiambo.

May 21, 2019.

Kisumu’s first Lady wins International Award as Cancer advocacy Champion.

Kisumu Governor Prof Peter Anyang Nyong’o’s wife Dorothy Nyong’o has been selected as a winner of an International Award on the issue of creating awareness about the cancer disease.

The Kisumu First Lady been announced as the 2019 Harvard Global Health Catalyst Cancer Advocacy Champion.

This is in recognition of her limitless efforts in the war against cancer through Africa Cancer Foundation where she sits as the Foundation's Managing Trustee.

The Global Health Catalyst (GHC) summit is a premier yearly event at Harvard with satellite conferences in Europe and Africa dedicated to catalyzing high impact international collaborations and initiatives to eliminate global health disparities, with main focus on cancer and other non-communicable diseases.

Awardees are usually nominated and voted for by Harvard GHC organizing committee and past award winners.

Award winners will be specially recognized during the 2019 summit slated for May 24th to 26th this year at Harvard Medical School in the United States of America.

She will travel in the United States so as to scoop the coveted award.

Last year from October 1 to 30, Kisumu County First lady participated in an 800kilometers cancer that kicked off from Mombasa to Kilifi in the coast region.

Addressing the press in Kisumu during the official Kick off of the event, Kisumu County First Lady Dorothy Nyong’o said this is a very noble initiative to create awareness on Cancer disease across the country.

Mrs.Nyong’o said awareness on cancer as a disease is very important and the public should be aware.
She said early detection of the disease at its early stages is very important for earlier treatment of the disease.

“Awareness on the cancer disease is very important and the public should be made aware of this disease with an aim of helping fighting cancer,” Mrs. Nyong’o said.
Nyong’o who also represents Africa Cancer Foundation {ACF} says through the foundation, they are helping to create awareness on cancer disease.

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  1. A well deserved award. She has done us proud!

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  2. A well deserved award. Mrs. Dorothy Nyong'o has done us proud. Committment and passion bears fruit. Justus Nyang'aya

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