BOX 2621 – 00202 NAIROBI
Key contactLucy Mwangi
Brief description of organization
Henzo is a support group formed by patients diagnosed with CML and GIST who are on Glivec International Patients Assistance Program (GIPAP) in Kenya, caregivers and partners.
Key objectives and initiatives
To support and empower each other in order to improve the quality of life for cancer patients, survivors and families. Our strategic plan is organized into four goals derived from the WHO global strategies on cancer control, namely: to Prevent, Cure, Care and Manage. Goal I: Support: To establish support systems such as counselling and support groups for leukaemia & GIST patients, survivors and their families. Goal II: Information: To establish a coalition to mobilize resources for leukaemia & GIST as well as advocating for health concerns to be mainstreamed in relevant government and non-governmental agencies. Goal III: Research: To research the availability of resources for people diagnosed with leukaemia & GIST and identify existing information gaps and needs. Goal IV: Awareness: To design and implement awareness and training workshops and seminars based on information derived from the research.
Number of members or patients the organisation represents
202 (February 2011)