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Uganda commemorates February World Cancer Month


Dr. Jackson Orem, the Executive Director, of Uganda Cancer Institute. Photo via @UgandaMediaCent

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The February World Cancer Month commemoration in Uganda is being led by the Uganda Cancer Institute in collaboration with civil society organizations, under the Uganda Cancer Society umbrella.

Dr. Jackson Orem, the Executive Director, of Uganda Cancer Institute, while addressing Journalists at the Uganda Media Centre on Monday, said the theme for this year is “Close the Care Gap”.

“This theme compels stakeholders to do more to expand care and treatment as well as join hands to strengthen ongoing interventions, among others”, he said.

He said during this Month, two important days are commemorated, “World Cancer Day held every 4th of February and International Childhood Cancer Day held every 15th of February,”

“These are very important days for us to take stock of what has been achieved, look at the existing gaps as well as commit to do more”, he added.

“By raising worldwide awareness, improving education and catalyzing personal, collective and government action, Ugandans are all working together to reimagine a world where millions of preventable cancer deaths are saved and access to life-saving cancer treatment and care is equitable for all – no matter who you are or where you live,” Dr Orem said.

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