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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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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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UCI calls for vaccination of boys against HPV

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | As government struggles to ensure that girls of 10 years and above take the full dose of the Human Papilloma Virus-HPV shots, Dr. Jackson Orem, the Executive Director of Uganda Cancer Institute-UCI wants government to consider boys against the same virus too. HPV causes …

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We have increased awareness on cancer – Dr. Mugisha

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The number of women who report to the Uganda Cancer Institute (UCI) with advanced cervical cancer has reduced from 90% five years ago to 50% now. This was revealed yesterday as the Institute and Uganda Cancer Society presented an annual update on the cancer situation …

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Gov’t asked to establish regional cancer registries

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Government has been tasked to establish Cancer Registries in all the regions across Uganda. Currently, there are only two registries in Uganda in Kampala and Gulu Cancer registries. For Kampala Registry, it only covers Kyadondo County while Gulu Registry covers Gulu, Amuru, Nwoya, and …

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27,000 can’t access cancer treatment in Uganda

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | 27,000 people in the country do not access cancer treatment in Uganda. This is according the Uganda Cancer Institute. According to doctors at the cancer institute, the number of patients that receive treatment at the facility is much lower than the number that does …

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Uganda heart institute to get own home

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Construction of the Uganda Heart Institute-UHI’s own home will start in the next financial year. Construction and furnishing of the facility has been budgeted to cost 259 billion shillings which will be realised by the government and foreign funding. The institute has occupied the fourth …

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UCI seeks sh284 billion to set up East African referral

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The proposed East African Centre of Excellence to be set up in Uganda will only come into reality after the Uganda Cancer Institute (UCI) secures at least Shillings 284 billion. The East African Health Sectoral Council resolved in 2015 in Arusha, Tanzania that the …

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