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Installation of a truebeam radiotherapy machine underway at UCI

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda Cancer Institute (UCI) has started installing a new radiotherapy machine after a yearlong stall. The initial installation was scheduled for March 2019. The machine has been acquired through government of Uganda funding amounting to $3.2M. The equipment adds to two already existing cobalt radiotherapy …

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UCI wants Cuba to help in radiotherapy, anti-cancer drugs

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Cuban Ambassador to Uganda Antonio Louis has today announced a partnership between his country and Uganda Cancer Institute (UCI) in which they will develop specific treatment for cancers that are prevalent in low developing countries. UCI executive director, Dr. Jackson Orem who received …

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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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