Discover how our cancer research is enhancing healthcare transformation in Kenya and benefitting local populations.
Manchester Kenyan partnership: a cancer care revolution
We’re sharing pioneering discoveries across cancer prevention, detection and treatment to improve outcomes for people affected by the disease where it is needed most.
In developing nations, such as Kenya, increased clinical provision through specialist cancer treatment centres are helping to increase survival rates.
Through the Kenya UK Healthcare Alliance, we are seeking to make a difference to the healthcare system of an important strategic ally by uplifting clinical services, research and education.Prof Graham Lord / Vice-President and Dean of the Faculty of Biology Medicine and Health
However, the need for a larger skilled workforce, routing earlier detection strategies, and a better understanding of poorly researched cancers means that survival rates remain much lower than those in developed countries.
Impact through partnership
We’re forging international partnerships to improve cancer survival outcomes.
As the first UK university to have social responsibility as a core goal, we’re committed to sharing the lessons we learn in Manchester to help benefit people worldwide.
We have partnered with the Kenyatta University Teaching Referral and Research Hospital (KUTRRH) to help improve the prevention and management of cancer in Kenya by creating a world-leading research centre.
The centre will develop novel personalised therapies for East Africans, establish research services for a widespread - but poorly understood - cancer in Kenya and help to create a health education centre of excellence to train nurses, doctors and pharmacists.
Explore our series of research case studies to learn more about our work in Kenya.
A game-changing approach towards early-stage cervical cancer
Viral oncology experts at Manchester are devising a new topical treatment for cervical cancer and helping more women in Kenya to survive the disease.
Bringing greater ethnic equality to prostate cancer research
Genomics experts at Manchester are pioneering a study involving Kenyan men with prostate cancer in a bid to deliver more tailored, targeted treatment.
Engaging with local communities to improve cancer care
We're forging partnerships in East Africa to better understand local populations and develop the right interventions to reduce inequalities in cancer care.
World’s best university for social and environmental impact
We’re the top higher education institution in the world in the Times Higher Education University Impact Rankings. The rankings use the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) as a framework, including SDG 5: Gender equality.
Read more on how the SDGs inform our work