Access to Labs For Cancer Kids Program

Helping Children With Cancer Access Specialised Laboratory Testing

Kids with Cancer

The number of children being diagnosed with cancer is increasing with each passing day. Our kids’ Cancer wards are overflowing.

Most childhood cancers can be effectively treated or even cured. But, the diagnostic process is usually long and expensive. Most kids end up not getting the specific diagnosis that would allow doctors to choose the right medication. As a result, their disease progresses and eventually becomes untreatable.

Kids are a blessing from God. Kids are fighters. Kids with cancer deserve all the help to get better and continue with the business of living. We know if diagnosed early, chances of remission or even complete cure are very high. One of the biggest challenges when it comes to timely diagnosis is access to specialized laboratory diagnostic tests eg Immunohistochemistry and molecular diagnostics. Unfortunately, most parents and guardians cannot afford these advanced tests.

With our partners, we can make access to timely diagnostics a reality. Participating laboratories are subsidising the costs substantially. We are engaging NHIF to reimburse for these tests. We are getting many stakeholders on board including vendors and manufacturers.

As Labtest Zote Network, we are committing 10% of our revenues to supporting testing for kids children with cancer from needy background

Dr Mwaura J – Founder

Available Resources – Where to get help

Here are some organisations that assist children with cancer getting care (tests, imaging or cancer therapy)

  1. Kenya Childhood Cancer Trust (KeCCT) – Click here to access KeCCT Website
  2. Hope For Cancer Kids – Website
  3. Faraja Cancer Support – Website

We will update the list as soon as more resources become available, so bookmark and check soon!

How You Can Help

Participating in this program is very easy. Ordering your tests through our platform directly contributes to this effort. Either for yourself or for your patients, help us help the less fortunate in society.

If you would like to learn more, kindly reach out to us through our contact form below.

Together, we can give kids with cancer a fighting chance!

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