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Some health workers think cancer is a virus– Dr Orem

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | There is a need for intensive sensitization on cancer amongst Ugandans including health workers, the Public Accounts Committee of parliament has heard. Dr Jackson Orem, the Director of Uganda Cancer Institute disclosed this while appearing before PAC to respond to queries in the Auditor …

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Museveni, Besigye mourn Maj. Gen Benon Biraro

Kampala, Uganda  | THE INDEPENDENT | Hundreds of mourners on Sunday turned up to bid farewell to the former presidential candidate Maj. Gen. Benon Buta Biraro. Biraro was laid to rest at his ancestral home in Rukiga Rwengando, Nyarugando Parish, Masha sub county Isingiro district. Biraaro was praised for contributing …

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Uganda Cancer Institute commissions new radiotherapy machine

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A new cancer machine has been officially commissioned at Uganda Cancer Institute. The machine will enable the institution to receive up to 30,000 cancer patients annually and run with two cobalt 60 radiotherapy machines. Costing a million dollars, the machine is a donation from …

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Cancer Institute starts operationalising regional centers

Kampala, Uganda  | THE INDEPENDENT | The West Nile Regional Cancer Center is set to start operating on February 15, 2020. This is in fulfillment of the strategies that were proposed in 2015 as Uganda when Uganda Cancer Institute-UCI was selected to be the center of excellence in cancer care …

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Lack of cancer control plan complicates cancer response

Kampala, Uganda  | THE INDEPENDENT |  The development, implementation and operationalization of a cancer control plan are key in cancer response but Uganda is yet to have one in place.  The World Health Assembly passed a resolution in 2005 urging member states including Uganda to develop cancer control programmes and plans …

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WHO forecasts 81% cancer jump in poorer countries

  Geneva, Switzerland | AFP | The UN health agency on Tuesday warned cancer cases would rise by 81 percent in low- and middle-income countries by 2040 because of a lack of investment in prevention and care. The Geneva-based World Health Organization (WHO) said in a report that these countries had …

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Red meat unhealthy? Maybe not, after all.

Washington, United States | AFP | Cutting back on red meat is standard medical advice to prevent cancer and heart disease — but a review of dozens of studies has concluded that the potential risk is low and evidence uncertain. In new guidelines published on Monday in the Annals of Internal …

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Mugabe died of cancer, says Zimbabwe media

Harare, Zimbabwe | AFP | Zimbabwe’s founding president Robert Mugabe had “advanced cancer” when he died in hospital in Singapore on September 6, the state-owned newspaper reported on Monday. The former guerilla leader, who died aged 95, came to power at the end of white minority rule in 1980 and …

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