The ICCA (Innovation for Cancer Care in Africa) – Kenya study full title is: Linking industrial and social innovation for inclusive development in health care: An investigation of the case of cancer care in Kenya, and is funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)

Far too many people either have limited access to healthcare. Cancer care access is an emerging health crisis in Sub-Saharan Africa. This ICCA- Kenya project’s will add to knowledge of this health challenge, and investigate how local industry could help to improve cancer care. In searching for new industrial-health linkages to tackle the crisis, the project will draw on evidence from India and the UK of emerging low-cost innovation. This India-East Africa-UK collaboration will generate new shared knowledge across countries and between the academic, industrial, policy, and health sectors.The main outcomes of this project will be practical research-informed scenarios.

Hence the project’s main objective is to establish practical scenarios that link innovation in industry and health sectors to widen access to cancer care in Kenya.


The Project is implemented in Kenya with collaboration from the Open university (UK) with close partnership with personnel from the following institutions in the UK, Tanzania and India [University of Edinburgh, University College London and Sussex University in the UK, the Economic and Social Research Foundation in Tanzania and the National Centre for Biological Sciences, Tata institute of fundamental Research in India].

Research Outputs
  1. Policy brief [View]
  2. Abstracts presented at the 12th KASH Conference: [View]
  3. Working papers: [View]

In Kenya the Principal investigators are: Dr. Mercy K. Njeru and  Prof Maureen Mackintosh

Co-investigators include: Dr. Veronica Manduku, Lilian Nyandieka, Richard Mutisya, Dr. Cristina Santos, Dr. Dinar ale, Dr. Geoffrey Banda, Professor Smita Srinivas, Professor Joanna Chataway, Dr. Chux Daniels, Dr. Charlotte Cross and Professor Fortunata S. Makene

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