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Deputy Speaker pledges more support to Cancer Institute

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Thomas Tayebwa, has pledged more financial support to the Uganda Cancer Institute (UCI) to enable it improve the treatment of cancer. Tayebwa, who paid a courtesy visit to the facility, said that with proper funding and required equipment in place, …

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Lack of funding delaying decentralization of cancer treatment: UCI

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Lack of funding and competing priorities are delaying the government’s efforts to decentralize cancer treatment in Uganda, the Prime Minister Robinah Nabbanja, heard Wednesday during her tour at Uganda Cancer Institute. In 2018, the government announced plans to establish five regional cancer treatment centers in …

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Uganda Cancer Institute accredited as oncology training centre

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Cancer Institute (UCI) has finally been offered a green light to train doctors who want to specialize in treating cancer patients or oncology. This certification which ends more than five years of trying to attain the requirements, allows the institute to train specialists …

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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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Cancer Institute to start bone marrow transplant next year

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Cancer Institute (UCI) is about to start conducting bone marrow transplant treatment for children who present with blood cancers, the Executive Director Dr. Jackson Orem has revealed. He said this while speaking during a pre-conference meeting for an upcoming International Society of Pediatric …

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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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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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Breast cancer in men

Why is it more aggressive than in women? Kampala, Uganda | PATRICIA AKANKWATSA | Experts at the Uganda Cancer Institute have come out to warn that although breast cancer is common in women, men can also get it and it is more aggressive. Dr. Noleb Mugisha, an oncologist who heads …

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