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					REACH FOR RECOVERY KENYA

    PEER SUPPORT
REACH FOR RECOVERY GROUPS
• In Kenya, we have 30 trained
  Volunteers based in the following
  towns.
• Nairobi, Kiambu, Ngong, Karatina,
  Nyeri, Thika and Machakos.
• Nyeri, Kiambu, Nairobi and Karatina
  have formed their own Support groups
  that meet once a month.
• We have two Groups of Reach for
  Recovery which are Coordinated by
  Catherine Ngaracu and Elizabeth
  Ragui.
        NUMBER OF VISITS
• The number of women diagnosed with
  breast cancer and who have benefited
  from the Volunteers are as follows:
• Karatina    -   40
• Kiambu      -     4
• Ngong       -   10
• Thika       -     4
• Nairobi     -   20
    CREATING AWARENESS
• All the Volunteers have been involved
  in creating awareness about breast
  cancer in the communities around
  Kenya. During the month of October,
  we are always called upon to talk to
  the people who go for screenings and
  talk to them about our experiences as
  Breast Cancer Survivors. There were
  over 3000 people comprising of
  Women and Men who were screened.
             CHALLENGES
• The Challenges that the RRK Volunteers
  face is lack of funds. Most of them rely
  on their small business
• Also when they visit with these ladies,
  they find that some of them have either
  been misdiagnosed or mishandled by
  doctors in the Provincial hospitals.
• Though If a volunteer cannot manage to
  go and see a patient, they make sure that
  they are in contact with them through
  calling them on the mobiles.
        Challenges – Cont’d
• The other challenges that the RRK
  Volunteers face is trying to deal with a
  lot of ladies who have Metastases.
• They are not able to deal with them as
  they cannot know what they are going
  through for the second time.
• RRI needs to look into training ladies
  who have metastasis. Some of the
  already trained volunteers have had
  recurrences and these are the ones who
  should be considered for training.

				
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