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With nowhere to go, cancer patients sleep in the cold like guards

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Cancer Institute based at Mulago National Referral hospital is known for offering a comprehensive package of cancer treatment and care services. The institute provides oncology services, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, surgery, cancer screening among a range of others. The institute sees an unrelenting stream …

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Only 30% of cancer in children diagnosed in Uganda – UCI

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | The number of children diagnosed with cancer in Uganda is still very low according to Uganda Cancer Institute (UCI). Dr. Joyce Balagadde Kambugu, a Consultant and Head of Pediatric Oncology at Uganda Cancer Institute (UCI) says only 30% of children with cancer and cancer-related ailments …

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Uganda heart institute relocates to Mulago hospital

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  The Uganda Heart Institute ( UHI) has handed back Uganda Cancer Institute premises that it has occupied for the last four years. UHI has been occupying the forth floor of UCI since 2016 after the health body was forced to move when renovations on Mulago …

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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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Uganda Cancer Institute cannot handle Glaser’s illness – Dr Orem

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Cancer Institute has acknowledged that it cannot handle the illness that Bernhard Glaser, the German national accused of molesting Ugandan girls, is suffering from. Glaser, also known as Bery was found to have stage four cancer of the skin (Melanoma) and diabetes. Facing …

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