The Kenya cancer research and control stakeholder program: Evaluating a bilateral partnership to strengthen national cancer efforts

C. Morgan, M. Cira, A. Karagu, F. C. Asirwa, N. R. Brand, N. Buchanan Lunsford, S. M. Dawsey, A. Galassi, A. Korir, L. Kupfer, Patrick Loehrer, D. Makumi, L. Muchiri, S. Sayed, H. Topazian, J. Welch, M. J. Williams, K. Duncan

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Background: In response to a growing cancer burden and need for improved coordination among stakeholders in Kenya, the US National Cancer Institute and the Kenya Ministry of Health collaboratively hosted a stakeholder meeting in 2014 which identified four priority areas of need (research capacity building, pathology and cancer registries, cancer awareness and education, and health system strengthening) and developed corresponding action plans. Methods: Surveys were conducted with participants to collect input on the progress and impact of the 2014 stakeholder meeting. Findings: Of 69 eligible participants, 45 responded from academia, healthcare institutions, civil society, government, and international agencies. Of the four technical focus areas, three have continued to conduct working group meetings and two have conducted in-person meetings to review and update their respective action plans. Accomplishments linked to or enhanced by the meeting include: Kenyan and international support for expansion of population-based cancer registries, increased availability of prioritized diagnostic tests in selected regional referral hospitals, a greater focus on development of a national cancer research agenda, strategic planning for a community education strategy for cancer awareness, and improved coordination of partners through in-country technical assistance. Interpretation: The Stakeholder Program has successfully united individuals and organizations to improve cancer control planning in Kenya, and has enhanced existing efforts and programs across the country. This model of partners working in parallel on prioritized track activities has supported development of long term coordination of cancer research and control activities sustainable by the Kenyan government and Kenyan institutions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalJournal of Cancer Policy
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StateAccepted/In press - Feb 1 2017

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Kenya
Research
Neoplasms
Registries
International Agencies
Capacity Building
Government Agencies
Group Processes
National Cancer Institute (U.S.)
Health Education
Routine Diagnostic Tests
Referral and Consultation
Organizations
Pathology
Delivery of Health Care
Education
Health
Population

Keywords

  • Community health
  • Education
  • Health planning
  • Health policy
  • Kenya
  • Pathology
  • Registries

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Health Policy

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The Kenya cancer research and control stakeholder program : Evaluating a bilateral partnership to strengthen national cancer efforts. / Morgan, C.; Cira, M.; Karagu, A.; Asirwa, F. C.; Brand, N. R.; Buchanan Lunsford, N.; Dawsey, S. M.; Galassi, A.; Korir, A.; Kupfer, L.; Loehrer, Patrick; Makumi, D.; Muchiri, L.; Sayed, S.; Topazian, H.; Welch, J.; Williams, M. J.; Duncan, K.

In: Journal of Cancer Policy, 01.02.2017.

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Morgan, C, Cira, M, Karagu, A, Asirwa, FC, Brand, NR, Buchanan Lunsford, N, Dawsey, SM, Galassi, A, Korir, A, Kupfer, L, Loehrer, P, Makumi, D, Muchiri, L, Sayed, S, Topazian, H, Welch, J, Williams, MJ & Duncan, K 2017, 'The Kenya cancer research and control stakeholder program: Evaluating a bilateral partnership to strengthen national cancer efforts', Journal of Cancer Policy. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcpo.2017.03.012
Morgan, C. ; Cira, M. ; Karagu, A. ; Asirwa, F. C. ; Brand, N. R. ; Buchanan Lunsford, N. ; Dawsey, S. M. ; Galassi, A. ; Korir, A. ; Kupfer, L. ; Loehrer, Patrick ; Makumi, D. ; Muchiri, L. ; Sayed, S. ; Topazian, H. ; Welch, J. ; Williams, M. J. ; Duncan, K. / The Kenya cancer research and control stakeholder program : Evaluating a bilateral partnership to strengthen national cancer efforts. In: Journal of Cancer Policy. 2017.
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