Oulanyah started treatment at the Uganda Cancer Institute in Mulago and visited several other hospitals outside Uganda in pursuit of better healthcare. He has since battled the disease silently until January 23, 2022, when his condition worsened and was admitted at Mulago National Referral Hospital and later taken to Seattle to access a gene therapy treatment, known as the CAR T-Cell.
Speaking at the celebrations of the World Heart Day in Jinja district on Friday, Kadaga says that, some schools have limited space where pupils can hardly carry out physical exercises which has left them lazy and prone to heart diseases.
The diseases are usually facilitated by raised blood pressure, high blood glucose levels, high levels of fat in the blood and excess weight and lifestyles such as tobacco use, physical inactivity, unhealthy diet, excess salt intake, and the harmful use of alcohol.
The concern was made as the health agency launched the Non-Communicable Disease-NCD Progress Monitor 2017, which charts actions by countries to set targets, implement policies to address the four main shared and modifiable NCD risk factors; tobacco, unhealthy diet, physical inactivity and harmful use of alcohol.
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.
The annual cancer run organized by Rotary International is this year aimed at raising 4 million US Dollars to equip the Nsambya Hospital Cancer Ward with a cancer treatment machine. The machine is said to help in treating cancer by destroying the cancerous cells without affecting the surrounding issue.
Dr. Orem says that after IAEA approving the soils on which the bunker will be built-a process that took two years, the institute is now in the process of identifying a company the is qualified to actually construct it.