The launch started with a monthly community service followed by the preparing a marshland in Rwiyange Cell, and a lecture about Childhood Cancer and non-communicable diseases (NCDs).
Childhood cancer awareness is an annual event that takes place in September across the world, and this is the third year that the Rwanda Children’s Cancer Relief is conducting the awareness campaign.
As part of this year’s campaign, the organisation is conducting awareness outreaches in different parts of Kigali.
Mark Hagenimana, in charge of fighting NCDs and cancers at the Rwanda Biomedical Centre, said there is a need for more campaigns about childhood cancers.
“Cancer is a big problem that Rwandans are facing today. Awareness about the disease is still low. There is no official statistics of people who suffered cancers, but at least 500 children who suffered from cancer were received at Butaro Hospital over the past two years,” Hagenimana said.