First Lady Margaret Kenyatta visited the largest Paediatric Oncology Centre in Europe as she wrapped up her official tour in Netherlands.
Princess Maxima Centre for Paediatric Oncology specializes in the treatment of cancer in children.
The Centre which has a twinning partnership with Kenya’s Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital in Eldoret is rated the best Paediatric Oncology centre in Europe with a 75 per cent recovery rate for children with cancer.
Chief Executive Officer at the Centre Diana Monissen says the centre brings together the best possible care and scientific research, creating a unique interdisciplinary institute for pediatric oncology in Europe.
Besides the usual healthcare and medical facilities, the centre has special facilities where the children can research on and follow their own cases on cancer as well as a music studio where the children can relax and enjoy various music compositions.
After an extensive tour of the facility and discussions with Monissen, the First Lady said the concept was good for Kenya.
The Oncology centre runs under the Princess Maxima Foundation which is also the initiator of the World Child Cancer-NL Foundation that aims to train and advise healthcare professionals in developing countries, including Kenya, in paediatric oncology.
Currently, the Foundation is active at the Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital in Eldoret but wishes to further participate in child cancer programs through.