Promotion of cervical cancer prevention through early detection and treatment in Kenya

Daiichi Sankyo, in collaboration with the international NGO, JOICFP, launched the Promotion of cervical cancer prevention through early detection and treatment in Kenya.

In Kenya, breast cancer and cervical cancer are the most common cancers among women, while cervical cancer has become the leading cause of cancer deaths. Additionally, cervical cancer is the most common cancer among women living with HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) and it has been reported that the risk of HIV-positive women developing cervical cancer is four to five times greater than that of women who are HIV-negative. Moreover, the region faces various issues including the lack of proper knowledge and information on cervical cancer and STDs (Sexually Transmitted Diseases) among the local residents, low awareness for prevention and screening, and the insufficient screening and treatment framework offered by the health facilities.

Given the background, this project aims to provide education activities by health volunteers, screening and treatment for cervical cancer, and improved access to the HPV vaccine.

Through these activities, we will contribute to the achievement of Goal 3 “Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages” and Goal 5 “Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls” of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Geographic Reach
Disease Area
  • Non-communicable Diseases
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SGDs the partnership contributes to
SDG 3: Good Health and Wellbeing
  1. 3.4: NCDs (including mental health)
  2. 3.8: Achieve universal health coverage
SDG 17: Partnerships for the Goals