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More children reporting for cancer treatment

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | There is improved detection of cancer at lower health facilities, Dr. Joyce Balagadde Kambugu, the head of the paediatrics division at the Uganda Cancer Institute has revealed. According to Dr. Kambugu, they currently register between 650 to 700 new cases annually from between 400 and …

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UCI gets over UGX 7Bn to equip national reference lab

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Cancer Institute has received funding worth 7.3 billion Shillings to equip its laboratory to become the reference entity for both research and diagnosis of tumours across East Africa. The Institute’s Executive Director Dr Jackson Orem says they are revamping the lab using money …

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Covid-19 jab compulsory for all UCI staff

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | All staff members at Uganda Cancer Institute will have to get a COVID-19 jab, the management has announced. A tweet by UCI says that all staff members will be required to get the vaccine. “Because the staff of the UCI is constantly interacting with patients, …

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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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More resources needed to treat cancer in children – UCI

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | As the world commemorates the Children Cancer Day on 15th February 2021, only 30% of the the children diagnosed with cancer in Uganda are getting treatment according to Uganda Cancer Institute (UCI). Dr. Joyce Balagadde Kambugu, a consultant and Head of Pediatric Oncology at Uganda …

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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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