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Joint council meeting resolves to rename cancer centre after Oulanyah

Omoro, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Local government councils in Northern Uganda have resolved to rename the Northern regional cancer treatment centre in Gulu after the former speaker of Parliament Jacob Oulanyah. The resolution is one of the several other proposals adopted for implementation during the extraordinary council meeting held in …

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Government tasked to procure cancer equipment

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Speaker Anita Among has directed the Minister of Health to report to the House within two months on the progress of acquisition of a positron emission tomography (PET) scanner. A positron emission tomography (PET) scan is an imaging test that can help reveal the …

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Arch. Ssemogerere hails Ssenfuka for cancer, diabetes remedies

Lusanja, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Archbishop of Kampala Archdiocese Paul Ssemogerere has lauded herbalist David Ssenfuka’s efforts in the treatment of cancer and diabetes. Ssenfuka became a household name for coming up with a concoction that those who have used it have testified to having improved their diabetes …

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UCI embarks on cancer awareness campaigns in schools

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Cancer Institute (UCI) has embarked on a campaign of reaching out to children with messages on cancer prevention and timely treatment. Moses Echwodu, the team leader at Uganda Child Cancer Foundation says that they have so far reached out to 155 secondary schools …

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Herbalist Ssenfuka suspends cancer treatment

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Kasubi based herbalist David Ssenfuka has suspended cancer treatment, citing frustration and sabotage. In a press conference, Ssenfuka said that he and the professional medical workers he has partnered with for cancer and diabetes research had been receiving threats from the Uganda Cancer Institute-UCI, compelling …

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Uganda setting up bone marrow transplant facility

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Ugandans due for bone marrow transplants will soon not need to travel abroad to access the services. Plans are underway to enable them access transplants in Kampala at the Uganda Cancer Institute. According to the Uganda Medical Board, more than 20 Ugandans annually travel …

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Penile cancer rare, but on the rise in Uganda

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Doctors at the Uganda Cancer Institute are seeing more male patients suffering from cancer of the penis than before. Cancer of the penis or penile cancer occurs when the cells on a man’s penis grow out of control. It often starts in the …

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Museveni pledges support to herbalist David Ssenfuka

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has reached out and pledged support to the Kasubi based herbalist David Ssenfuka, who has gained national recognition for treating cancer and diabetes. Speaking to reporters in Kampala, Ssenfuka said the President sent him a delegation to discuss the role that …

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Fighting cancer amidst poverty

The political elite have not understood what the poor ordinary people go through because they are not treated in Uganda Kampala, Uganda | MUBATSI ASINJA HABATI | When Zebiya Kabugho’s became diseased in 2020, she travelled about 300km from Rwenzori Mountains to the Uganda Cancer Institute (UCI) where she was …

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