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UCI to partner with University of Cambridge to train cancer doctors

Executive Director of UCI Dr. Jackson Oryem addressing media. (PHOTO/File)

KAMPALA – The Uganda Cancer Institute (UCI) is set to partner with the University of Cambridge with an aim of training the right human resource in the field of cancer treatment especially in the sub-Saharan region.

This revelation has been made by the Executive Director of UCI Dr. Jackson Oryem while addressing the media at the cancer institute in Kampala on Friday.

Mr. Oryem says that the cancer institute faces lots of challenges in its treatment that includes early detection and the human resource in the fight against this scourge which the University of Cambridge is going to train the officials on how to handle this deadly cancer disease.

He further says that this will also begin an exchange program of students from Uganda to go to the United Kingdom.

Mr. Oryem adds that next week the cancer institute will be receiving the chief executive director of the Bill and Belinda gates foundation in Uganda Dr. Susan Desmond Delmon.

Dr. Susan Desmond Delmon, the chief executive director of the Bill and Belinda gates foundation in Uganda. (PHOTO/File)

Ms. Susan’ visit will be of more impact to Uganda being that she is the biggest funder of health-related issues that cancers are with the main causes being infections this could be a good deal for the institution as he explains.

Cancers are still burden in Uganda and a lot has to be done to fight this scourge out of the country and one of them is through sensitization of the masses about the cancers and how to fight, treat them early and off course eating health.

The cancer institute executive director was supported by Dr. Nickson Niyonzima who further says that the human resource of people with knowledge about the treatment of cancer is still low and now they are training more people in the fight against cancer and necessarily may not be professional medics though others are medics but not with cancer knowledge.

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