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28 May 2013 - 12:32pm

Source: Center for Tobacco Control in Africa (CTCA) October 8, 2012The Speaker of Uganda’s Parliament, Hon. Rebecca Alitwala Kadaga has once again reiterated her commitment to ensuring that the country gets a comprehensive tobacco control legislation as soon as possible. This was during a sensitization seminar for members of the Uganda Parliamentary Forum on Non-Communicable Diseases ( NCDS),...

28 May 2013 - 12:31pm

The Uganda NCD Alliance released the below statement on 19 September commemorating the one year anniversary of the United Nations Summit on NCDs in New York:A Country Perspective on the One Year Anniversary of the UN NCD Summit – Good Progress but a Stronger Focus on National Action and Expanding Programmes is NeededIt’s hard to believe it was only one short year ago when Heads of State, NGOs...

28 May 2013 - 12:28pm

Source: New Vision NewspaperBy Florence Nakaayi, Agnes Nantambi and Viola NabatanziOver 1,500 children are diagnosed with cancer annually, the director of the Uganda Cancer Institute (UCI), Dr. Jackson Orem has revealed.He said cancer cases have increased from 15000 in 2010 to 33000 in 2011, with children cancer cases contributing to about 5%.   Among adults, cervical cancer...

28 May 2013 - 12:27pm

Cancer: Not only a rich-world diseaseBy Joanne Silberner, PRIs the World (credit: BBC News)Cancer treatment in the developing world tends to be primitive or non-existent, and the disease is often regarded as a death sentence. It's not a priority for aid donors - there is a mistaken tendency to see it as a disease of the rich. But this is now beginning to change.Dr Jackson Orem...

28 May 2013 - 12:25pm

RE: INVITATION TO ATTEND  PATIENT SUPPORT AND FREE SCREENING DAY ON THE 15TH  DECEMBER 2012 AT KASUBI FAMILY PRIMARY SCHOOL The Uganda Non-Communicable Disease Alliance (UNCDA), in partnership with Ministry of Health and other Patient Organizations, hereby invites you to be part of the patient support and free screening Day on Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) on the theme:...

28 May 2013 - 12:23pm

The Uganda Non-communicable (NCD) Alliance is pleased to announce the appointment of Ms Constance Kekihembo as Chief Executive Officer, effective Monday 21st January.Ms Kekihembo joins the Alliance with 13 years experience in the development and NGO sectors. She has held senior positions with the Centre for Disability and Rehabilitation Uganda, Hospice Africa Uganda, Katalemwa Cheshire Home...

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