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Stop exporting cancer causing products to Africa, Tayebwa tells EU

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Deputy Speaker, Thomas Tayebwa has rallied developing countries to jointly reject what he described as unfair trade and deceitful practices by the European Union. Speaking at the African, Caribbean, and Pacific (ACP) Parliamentary conference in Brussels, Belgium, Tayebwa condemned the EU member states for exporting …

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Worsening cases of cancer

Health ministry says no money for treatment, urges prevention Kampala, Uganda | Patricia Akankwatsa | Cancer has become one of the major public health problems in Uganda with 34,008 new cases recorded in 2020 and over 22,000 deaths. Dr Jackson Orem the Executive Director, of Uganda Cancer Institute, revealed this at the …

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WHO calls for robust measures to tame Africa’s soaring cancer fatalities

Nairobi, Kenya | Xinhua | Sub-Saharan African countries should come up with targeted interventions like enhanced surveillance, timely diagnosis, treatment and care in order to tame the rising fatalities linked to cancer, the World Health Organization (WHO) said Saturday during World Cancer Day. Cancer is straining the continent’s public health infrastructure besides …

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WHO launches new roadmap to tackle breast cancer

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The World Health Organization (WHO) released a new Global Breast Cancer Initiative Framework on Friday providing a roadmap to attain the target to save 2.5 million lives from breast cancer by 2040. The new Framework launched ahead of the World Cancer Day campaign recommends that …

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Low fat diets could prevent cancer growth: Study

Cancers with IDH1 mutations are addicted to lipids Canberra, Australia | Xinhua | A low fat diet could hold the key to stopping cancer growth, an Australian research has found. In a study published on Tuesday, researchers from the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI) and the University …

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