November 15, 2021

The Ministry of Health of Kenya has recently launched Breast Cancer Screening and Early Diagnosis Action Plan 2021-2025. This Action Plan has been developed against a backdrop of a robust policy framework in Kenya that provides a suitable environment for cancer prevention and control. It is aligned to the WHO-led Global Breast Cancer Initiative which seeks to avert an estimated 2.5 million breast cancer-related deaths by 2040. The Action Plan is informed by the need to identify an effective, evidence-based strategy for early detection of breast cancer that is customized to the Kenyan setting, a breast cancer screen-naïve population where seven out of every ten cancer cases are diagnosed in advanced stages.