Training to boost number of cancer specialists — Business Daily Africa com

Chief Radiologist at the Aga Khan University Hospital, Stanley Rutajunara, explains how the linear accelerator machine is used in cancer treatment. File IN SUMMARY The pact between President Uhuru Kenyatta and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi for a top notch cancer centre is also expected to boost cancer treatment. Another programme sponsored by the East…

AKU’s (Aga Khan University) growing presence expands the horizons of healthcare in East Africa— The Ismaili org article by Nilufar Ramji

In the past, when an individual was diagnosed with cancer or heart disease, the options for treatment in East Africa were limited. But as the footprint of the Aga Khan University has expanded, new facilities and trained health specialists are making quality care accessible in the region. Cancer screening camps combine the resources Jamati institutions,…

Palliative care for cancer patients — Standard Media Kenya

Dr John Weru, the first palliative medicine specialist in Kenya and leader of the Palliative Care Team at Aga Khan University Hospital . [PHOTO: COURTESY/STANDARD] Starting in the 1990s when the first hospice was set up, palliative care in Kenya has grown over the years and now there are 45 hospital based palliative care facilities…

Aga Khan keen to deal with cancers — The Citizen Tanzania

In Summary He said the situation was worsening as 10 per cent of every 200 people screened at the hospital were found with cancer symptoms.   Dar es Salaam. The Aga Khan has charted plans aimed at improving its ability to check the spread of cancers among Tanzanians. One such of strategies is increasing diagnostic…

Hepatitis C is no. 1 driver for liver cancer — Aga Khan University

July 27, 2014 Over twelve million hepatitis sufferers exist in Pakistan. Highest figures have been reported from Sindh and Baluchistan, where almost every fourth person is infected. Sadly, a majority of them are unaware that they are carriers of the deadly virus. “Chronic hepatitis B and C cause more deaths worldwide than tuberculosis or even…

Videos,Chernobyl and Fukushima disasters: Radiating the People – Fukushima’s Cancer Legacy and Fukushima out of control January-2014

Worrying new claims say childhood cancer cluster has developed around Fukushima radiation zone The Journeyman Weekly: 5 stories every Monday showcasing the best investigative reports from around the world. For download’s and more information visit: http://www.journeyman.tv/?lid=66173&a… It’s what post-Fukushima Japan fears the most; cancer. Amid allegations of government secrecy, worrying new claims say a cancer…

“Runway To Relief” By The Cancare Initiative — Coast Week com on CanCare service initiated by Aga Khan Academy students, Mombasa

fashion show with renown fashion designers Shenu Hooda and Mohamed Bana from Nairobi Coastweek — CanCare is a service initiative founded by three IB Diploma students at the Aga Khan Academy, Mombasa; Esther Okello, Harshita Mullick & Aarfa Hirani. The Students, who share a profound passion for community and service, started the initiative to support…

Crusaders plot to choke tobacco firms – Daily Nation Kenya

Health proponents are giving tobacco firms sleepless nights with their push to have the products packaged in a manner that scares even the boldest of smokers. On Wednesday last week, the highest court in Australia upheld a new government law requiring plain packaging of cigarettes. “snip” “Young girls harbour the myth that smoking will make…

Africa Should Be Suspicious Of Soft Drinks – The Star com article by David Makumi ( Vice Chair of Kenya Cancer Association and Manager of the Cancer Program at the Aga Khan University Hospital)

The theoretical cancer risk associated with a chemical that is used to give some of the sodas their color is not the only health concern that should be a source of apprehension to consumers. The assertion that there could be a possible link between soft drinks and cancer is nothing new. For instance a 2010…

Increase in cancers and fertility problems may be caused by household chemicals and pharmaceuticals – European Environment Agency

Chemicals which disrupt the hormone system – also known as ‘endocrine disrupting chemicals’ (EDCs) – may be a contributing factor behind the significant increases in cancers, diabetes and obesity, falling fertility, and an increased number of neurological development problems in both humans and animals, according to a review of recent scientific literature commissioned by the…

AKDN Video on President Kibaki and Aga Khan Open Aga Khan University Hospital’s Heart and Cancer Centre

Nairobi, Kenya, 25/07/2011 – His Excellency President Mwai Kibaki of Kenya inaugurated the Aga Khan University Hospital’s Heart and Cancer Centre today, in the presence of His Highness the Aga Khan, Chairman of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN). The US$ 50 million facility brings international standards of patient care and cardiology and oncology treatment to Kenya, positioning…

Experts sound alarm over hepatitis `epidemic` – By Faiza Ilyas at Dawn Com

KARACHI, July 28: Experts at a seminar on Thursday warned against the growing incidence of hepatitis in the country, which, they said, had become an epidemic with nearly 12 million people suffering from hepatitis B and hepatitis C. The medical professionals were speaking at a seminar held at the Aga Khan University (AKU) to observe…