These materials are intended to build the capacity of primary healthcare workers to support the entire cancer control continuum, from prevention and early detection, to treatment, survivorship, monitoring and evaluation.

The main objectives of this course are:

1. Equip primary healthcare workers with knowledge on risk factors and prevention of priority cancers in Kenya.

2. Build the capacity of primary healthcare workers to appropriately conduct early detection (screening and early diagnosis) of priority cancers in Kenya.

3. Enable primary healthcare workers to undertake prompt referrals for management of diagnosed cancer cases and follow-up patients who have completed cancer treatment.


Available courses

Module 1: Overview of Cancer

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The purpose of this module is to equip primary health care providers with the appropriate knowledge and attitudinal concepts on, epidemiology of cancer, prevention and screening strategies. The module is dived into two sessions, namely: Introduction to cancer and Cancer prevention and screening
  • Manager: Valerian Mwenda

Module 2: Brain Tumors

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The purpose of this module is to equip you with knowledge and skills necessary for early detection of brain tumors for timely referral of cases.


The module has the following sessions:


1.Introduction, Classification, Signs and Symptoms.


2.Neurological Examination, Imaging and Assessment.
  • Manager: Valerian Mwenda
  • Manager: Njoki Njiraini

Module 3: Head and Neck Cancer

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The purpose of this module is to equip the primary healthcare provider with knowledge and skills to be able  to: 1.Identify risk factors for head and neck cancers from the patient history 2.Provide appropriate health education on prevention 3.Identify signs and symptoms of Head and Neck cancers 4.…
  • Manager: Valerian Mwenda
  • Teacher: Njoki Njiraini

Module 4: Kaposis Sarcoma

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The purpose of this module is to equip you with knowledge and skills necessary for early detection of Kaposi's Sarcoma for timely referral of cases.


The module has the following sessions:


1.Overview of Kaposi's Sarcoma.


2.Diagnosis, treatment and referral of Kaposi sarcoma.
  • Manager: Valerian Mwenda
  • Teacher: Njoki Njiraini

Module 5: Lung Cancer

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The purpose of this module is to equip you with knowledge and skills on the basics of lung cancer epidemiology, risk factors, screening, signs and symptoms, diagnosis, referral and to effectively counsel patients with lung cancer and their families on palliative care and follow up.
  • Manager: Valerian Mwenda

Module 6: Adult Haematological Cancer

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This module aims at equipping the primary healthcare worker to be able to suspect, initiate baseline investigations and execute appropriate referrals for patients with haematological cancers. The module is divided into the following three sessions: Session 1: Leukaemias Session 2: Lymphomas Session…
  • Manager: Sarah Muma
  • Manager: Valerian Mwenda

Module 7: Childhood Cancers

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  • Manager: Sarah Muma
  • Manager: Valerian Mwenda

Module 8: Gastrointestinal Cancer

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Welcome to this module on gastro-intestinal (GIT) cancers. GIT cancers are some of the commonest types in our local context. This module aims at providing you with knowledge and skills to conduct early diagnosis and appropriate referrals and follow-up for patients with GIT cancers. The module is di…
  • Manager: Michael Mwachiro
  • Manager: Valerian Mwenda

Module 9: Breast Cancer

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By the end of this module, you should be able to: Appreciate the burden of breast cancer as well as prevention and early detection strategies Conduct a thorough evaluation and execute appropriate and prompt referrals for a patient presenting with symptoms of breast cancer Undertake post-treatment c…
  • Manager: Valerian Mwenda
  • Teacher: David Murage

Module 10: Urological Cancer

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This module will focus on the following three urological cancers:




Prostate cancer


Bladder cancer


Renal cell carcinoma


  • Manager: Michael Mwachiro
  • Manager: Valerian Mwenda

Module 11: Gynaecological Cancer

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Gynecological cancers is refers to cancers that begin in the female genital tract. •These includes cancers of the cervix, vulva, vagina, uterus, fallopian tubes and ovaries. •In this module you will learn about endometrial, ovarian, GTD and vulvar cancer. •Cervical cancer is covered in a sepa…
  • Manager: Ruth Jahonga
  • Manager: Valerian Mwenda

Module 12: Cervical Cancer

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This Module Will Focus On:


Session 1: Overview Of Cervical Cancer.


Session 2: Primary Prevention Of Cervical Cancer


Session 3: Cervical Cancer Screening


Session 4: Treatment Of Premalignant Cervical Lesions
  • Manager: Ruth Jahonga
  • Manager: Valerian Mwenda

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  • Manager: Ruth Jahonga
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  • Teacher: David Murage