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Health Ministry to introduce HPV vaccine at 5 years

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Health is planning to reduce the age at which girls get the Human Papilloma Vaccines which protects against cervical cancer. At the moment, the vaccine is given to females aged nine years of age. However, the health ministry wants to start …

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Uganda improves cancer health care as cases surge

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda on Thursday said it is continuing to decentralize cancer health care in the country as cases are on the increase. The Uganda Cancer Institute (UCI) in a statement said there is an increasing burden of cancer. “It is estimated that for every 100 new …

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Celebrated professor James Ntozi succumbs to cancer

Kampala , Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  James Patrick Manyenye Ntozi, a retired and highly celebrated Professor of population studies at Makerere University has died.   Arthur Ntozi, a son to the deceased, says that the Professor breathed his last this afternoon from Naalya, Wakiso District. He had been diagnosed with stage …

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Many stomach cancer patients wrongly treated for ulcers-Medics

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  A big percentage of people who end up presenting with cancer of the stomach and digestive system complications have been wrongly treated for ulcers, according to experts.  They revealed this while launching a medical camp scheduled to take place at Mulago Specialised National Referral hospital …

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More resources needed to treat cancer in children – UCI

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | As the world commemorates the Children Cancer Day on 15th February 2021, only 30% of the the children diagnosed with cancer in Uganda are getting treatment according to Uganda Cancer Institute (UCI). Dr. Joyce Balagadde Kambugu, a consultant and Head of Pediatric Oncology at Uganda …

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