Org description

Kisumu City Cancer (KCC) is a community-based organization, established in 2016 to give complimentary therapy, Home Based Palliative Care, Cancer Awareness, Patient Navigation and Treatment Support to her Members. KCC is reaching out to Cancer Patients and survivors with a message of Hope that goes beyond cancer. We partner with Health Care facilities, communities, County Government, policymakers, Companies and other stake holder in Cancer Management to facilitate a responsive, patient-centered wellness and We also promote end of life care to the terminally ill at the community level For More information please check our Programs page

Basic Information
City:
Kisumu
Email:
cncrspprt@gmail.com
Phone:
254759602122
Country:
Kenya
Year Founded:
2016
Address:
P.O Box 3268
Director
Lameck Oyoo Ochola
Who we are

Kisumu City Cancer (KCC) is a community-based organization, established in 2016 to give complimentary therapy, Home Based Palliative Care, Cancer Awareness, Patient Navigation and Treatment Support to her Members. KCC is reaching out to Cancer Patients and survivors with a message of Hope that goes beyond cancer. We partner with Health Care facilities, communities, County Government, policymakers, Companies and other stake holder in Cancer Management to facilitate a responsive, patient-centered wellness and We also promote end of life care to the terminally ill at the community level

What we do

We offer psycho-social support and complementary therapy and the following programs Advocacy,Cancer Support Group, Patient Support,Patient, Navigation, Awareness, Cancer in Children and Nutrition

Our vision

VISION: A future where cancer patients thrive and live together by sharing their victory

Our Mission

MISSION: To mobilize and empower cancer patients through partnerships and engagement

PROJECTS
Title Description Location Start Date End Date Status
Website Manager Kisumu City Cancer is looking for a passionate and creative web designer to revamp and upgrade our website and create attractive interfaces for the site visitors, Cancer Survivors are encouraged to apply. Online 2020-09-01 2020-10-31
Online Resource Mobilization Coordinator Kisumu City Cancer CBO is looking for an experienced digital fundraiser volunteer to facilitate strategic fundraising and form sustainable relationships with donors through digital channels (email, social media, websites, etc.). Produce creative messages of digital fundraising efforts, develop targeted communications and approaches for key segments of the donor market and maintain comprehensive fundraising and donor database and develop a digital campaign plan including goals, objectives and measurable indicators. Online 2021-01-01 2021-03-31
Online Brand Manager Kisumu City Cancer is looking for a brand manager to create an organization brand during our Events and to enable cancer patients, survivors, caregivers and the general public to know how to identify cancer risks and prevention mechanisms online and offline. Online 2021-01-01 2021-03-04
Events
Event Name Event Description Location Start Date End Date Start time End Time Entrance Status
Building Hope Beyond Cancer The COVID-19 pandemic has brought with it unprecedented health and socio-economic challenges to the vulnerable immune-compromised groups, like cancer patients, survivors and children. Households living below $1 a day in developing countries are the worst hit. Since the first COVID-19 case in was announced in Kenya, our members (both patients and survivors) continue to live in fear and anxiety. Their treatment schedules have been tampered with, as economic hardship continues to hit due to restrictions resulting from the coronavirus pandemic. We have lost 7 of our members who could not pay for treatment when traditional sources of support like the family are hit by income losses. Government regulations on social distancing and self-quarantine has made it hard for the sick to raise funds from ‘harambees’ (friends and family support). In Kisumu County, the seemingly unending doctors and health providers strikes has worsened the situation. Challenges facing the traditional family support systems has made our members to turn to the organization as the only hope. We receive 3 to 4 requests for medical support daily from patients within the County and beyond. We are unable to support them since our local support and linkage systems are also affected. Cancer management is demanding and requires consistent monitoring and follow-ups at the oncology department. Majority of patients have missed their appointments due to lack of bus fare, money for registration or clinic consultation fee. The few who manage to afford consultation fees are given prescriptions for drugs which they are unable to buy due to high cost at the hospital/pharmacy. Going by this trend we may continue to lose more members from cancer related complications. Kisumu City Cancer organization started a program to provide medical relief to the most vulnerable patients by registering them on National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF) scheme. The program has enabled over 20 cancer patients to continue with their medication. They have very encouraging testimonies, thanks to our supporters. For $60, treatment is covered for a patient for one year, including major surgery, like internal open surgery and external surgery, Chemotherapy, Radiotherapy, and other in- and outpatient treatment. This scheme has reduced the number of defaulters, and also reduced the cost of treatment by almost 95% of what the patients would have paid. Due to this pandemic and the ensuing challenges, we are requesting for both in-kind and financial assistance from Friends and Organizations to enable us continue saving lives of cancer patients, This will contribute in achieving Partner’s Missions , Global Sustainable Development Goal 1and 3 as well as meeting our mission and vision. Online and in the Office 2020-09-01 2020-12-31 8am 5 pm N/A