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Who is KESHO?

Kenya Society of Haematology and Oncology (KESHO) was founded in 2002.
Its main objectives at inception were:

  1. To be a catalyst for research in cancer and blood diseases
  2. To help improve patient care and stimulate capacity building for cancer care both regionally and nationally.
  3. To provide physicians involved in diagnosis and treatment of cancer and blood diseases with a forum to discuss ideas for purposes of improving practice and outcomes.

Our Leadership

Leadership/Scientific Committee
Dr Sitna Mwanzi

Chair, Kenya Society of Haematology and Oncology (KESHO) and Consultant Medical Oncologist at Aga Khan University Hospital, Nairobi

Dr Asim Jamal

Associate Professor and Division Chief of medical oncology at Aga Khan University Hospital, Nairobi

Prof Nicholas Abinya

Section Head, Haematology/Oncology, Department of Clinical Medicine and Therapeutics, University of Nairobi and Kenyatta National Hospital

Scientific Committee
Dr Andrew Odhiambo

Secretary of KESHO, Lecturer, University of Nairobi and Consultant Medical Oncologist, Nairobi Radiotherapy & Cancer Centre.

Mr David Makumi

Chair, Kenya Network of Cancer Organizations (KENCANCER)

Dr Fredrick Chite

Medical Oncologist and Hematologist, AMPATH Oncology Institute in Eldoret

Organising Committee
Dr.Catherine Nyongesa

Clinical Oncologist, Texas Cancer Centre Nairobi and Kenyatta National Hospital

Mr Fred Asige

Radiation Technologist, The Nairobi Hospital

Dr Zipporah Ali

Executive Director of Kenya Hospices and Palliative Care Association (KEHPCA)

Dr Ann Korir

Head, Cancer Registry, KEMRI and Chairperson, Kenya Cancer Association

Dr Anthony Nderitu

Consultant in Clinical Oncology and Radiotherapy, KNH/ Nairobi Hospital

Dr Peter Oyiro

Fellow Haematology-Oncology, University of Nairobi.