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More Resources Needed to Treat Cancer in Children - UCI cancer detection

Currently, as we commemorate World Children Cancer day on 15th February 2021, the number of children diagnosed with cancer in Uganda stands at a low 30% according to Uganda Cancer Institute (UCI).
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Cancer Institute Commissions New Radiotherapy Machine 3 2

Costing a million dollars, the machine is a donation from the government of India and is expected to revamp radiation treatment at the institute reducing pressure on the existing one that has been serving up to 80 patients a day.
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27,000 Can't Access Cancer Treatment in Uganda cancer in uganda 3 1

Dr Nixon Niyonzima the laboratory director and head of research and training UCI says that they receive a quarter of the cases that they should be treating at the institute. He attributes the low number of patients seeking treatment to inadequate treatment facilities in the country.
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Lack of Albinism Registry Hindering Govt Interventions-MOH Ministry of Health 2

Dr. Charles Olaro, the Director of Clinical Services in the Health Ministry, says without a registry, there's little that government can do to help persons living with albinism.
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UCI Hunts for UGX 284 billion to Construct Centre of Excellence Ministry of Health 2 1 Top story

Dr. Jackson Orem, the UCI Executive Director, says according to their estimates they need about Shillings 140 billion.
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Patients, Survivors Share Agonizing Tale of Managing Cancer blood transfusion 1 3

Each year, more than 300,000 children aged below 19 are diagnosed with cancer around the world. Approximately 8 in 10 of these children live in low and middle-income countries where their survival rate is often near 20 percent. This is in stark contrast to high-income countries, where cure rates exceed 80 percent for many common childhood cancers.
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Bishop Bamwoze Was A Good Ambassador of Christ- Ntagali yoweri museveni 5 1 Top story

Ntagali said the Church was bidding farewell to a man who served the Lord very well. He said the late Bishop Bamwoze was present in the House of Bishops in 1977 when the former Archbishop Janan Luwum was whisked away and killed during the reign of President Idi Amin Dad
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Mourners: Bishop Bamwoze's Legacy Lives On higher education 6 1 Top story

The director in charge of evaluation and project development at Nation Planning Authority Moses Sanon Dhizaala, who was among mourners found at the cancer institute says the country has lost one of its greatest sons who longed for the transformation of the rural poor more so in Busoga where he served devotedly.
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Bishop Bamwoze Succumbs to Leukemia cyprian bamwoze 1 Top story

Rt. Rev. Samuel Bogere Egesa, the Bishop of Bukedi Diocese has confirmed Bamwozes death, saying Christians of Busoga and the entire country have lost a dedicated servant of the Lord.
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Charges Will Improve Cancer Treatment Services – Dr Oryem 3

Until last month, patients at the Uganda Cancer institute received services at no cost. However, they are now required to pay up to 300,000 for radiotherapy treatment. Under the procedure, radioactive waves are used to kill cancer cells and to stop them from spreading all over the body, usually in combination with a collection of medicines.
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Cancer Institute Racing to Fix Radiotherapy Machine uci 1

Dr Jackson Orem, the Executive Director of the Cancer Institute announced last week that the radiotherapy machine had recorded a software error. According to the institute, a software problem stopped the machine from being able to rotate. Though the machine can still function, a decision to halt treatment was made to avoid any further damage.
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Patient to Doctor Ratio Worries Doctors at UCI child 2

Dr. Jackson Oryem, the Director Uganda Cancer Institute, says there are only 14 doctors at the institute, which is a very minimal number.
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Patients Overwhelm Masaka Medical Camp 8 1

William Masereka, a senior nursing officer at the camp working with Bulamu Healthcare International, says majority of the reported cases could have been attended to before they advanced.
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More Children Cured of Cancer 5 1

Dr. Jackson Orem, the Executive Director UCI, says they need everyone to be involved in the fight against childhood cancers because they are curable.
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Childhood Cancers On the Rise -UCI ministry of health 1 2

Their records indicate that the incidence rate of cancer has increased from 400 new cases in 2015 to 490 in 2015 and 512 cases in 2017. The disease is estimated to be affecting 7,000 children in Uganda today. The most common cancers in children are cancers that affect the muscles, kidneys and lymph nodes.
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Cancer Institute to Have More Than One Radiotherapy Machine 3

More than 44,000 people from all over East Africa seek radiotherapy services at the institute. Dr. Orem says that with more than one machine, the institute will be able to treat more cancer patients.
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Early Cancer Detection Still A Challenge in Uganda cancer in uganda 2

Dr Medad Karyoko Ebyarimpa, a healthcare practitioner attached to Ntinda Medical Centre says that although cancer can easily be detected through both evasive and non-evasive procedures, most of the cases are detected long after they have spread far away from the origin into other organs of the body.
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Shortage Of Drugs Affecting Cancer Institute - Dr Orem 2

Dr. Ajeani says that when cancer patients cannot access the right kind of medication that they need, so many of them are left helpless with no other option but to procure the drugs from elsewhere.On the open market, cancer medication ranges from Ugx 45,000 to 500,000 a month depending the type of cancer being treated and what regimen of drugs is being used.
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100 Cancer Patients Treated at Agha Khan Hospital nuclear test ban 1

The Aga Khan University Hospital in Nairobi has treated 102 cancer patients since the breakdown of the radiotherapy machine at the Uganda Cancer Institute-Mulago. The treatment at Agha Khan University Hospital in Kenya would have cost cost close to 700 million Shillings. However, the patients were not charged under the partnership.
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Cancer Institute to Resume Radiotherapy Services in July mulago hospital 4 1

Dr. Jackson Orem, Director Uganda Cancer Institute said that treatment of the fist patient in Uganda once the new machine is brought is expected to be in July. Following the breakdown, there were more cries for cancer patients in the country, Government committed to sending cancer patients to Aga Khan Hospital in Nairobi.
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