Over 5,200 Kenyan women were diagnosed with cervical cancer in 2020, and almost 3,300 lost their lives. Yet, the means to prevent such deaths and even eliminate cervical cancer are available and scalable, including vaccination against high-risk types of human papillomavirus (HPV), cervical screening, and treatment of cervical lesions.
While numerous barriers keep women from accessing services that enable them to stay safe from this preventable disease, one of the primary obstacles is a lack of awareness around cervical health.
In May 2021, Scope Impact and our partner TogetHER for Health launched the Kizazi Chetu campaign focused on the Kenyan counties of Nairobi, Eldoret, Kisumu, Mombasa, and Nakuru. Kizazi Chetu is Swahili for “Our Generation”. It is a call to action for women, girls, and society at large to take up the cervical cancer elimination agenda by becoming informed and actively engaged on the importance of cervical health and cervical cancer prevention.
This exciting campaign is enlisting advocates, allies, thought leaders, and influencers to candidly engage Kenyans men and women across the generational divide in unbiased, stigma-free conversations around cervical health, generating excitement around, and action towards a generation of Kenyans free from cervical cancer. We’re proud to have support from Kenya’s Ministry of Health and more than 20 local partners, working to link Kenyans to information and women to services.
We’re thrilled to watch this new collaboration unfold. Join us by following the Kizazi Chetu campaign’s website and social media activities on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.Back to news