Responding to concerns raised by the World Health Organization this morning urging countries to come up with nation specific interventions to counter unnecessary cancer deaths, Orem said they are already strengthening treatment as they have now upgraded from a single radiotherapy machine to three in addition to stocking more essential medicines.
But Ndaatwa says that he is grateful to Rotary Club International, which responded to their pleas by establishing an amputation facility at Kagando hospital, which will serve a bigger population. According to Ndaatwa, there are many amputated persons in Kasese district, but only 148 are registered with his organization.
The reports highlight numerous proven interventions such as controlling tobacco use, which is responsible for a quarter of all cancer deaths; vaccinating against hepatitis B to prevent liver cancer; and eliminating cervical cancer by vaccinating against HPV.
Doctor Innocent Nkonwa the Luweero District Health Officer says the district has received 20,750 doses for hepatitis B vaccines for start and health workers have been trained to conduct the routine vaccination.