18 Dec UGANDA CANCER SOCIETY
UGANDA CANCER SOCIETY
A cancer free Uganda
To coordinate civil society efforts for a systematic contribution towards effective cancer control in Uganda through fostering collaborative advocacy, awareness creation, capacity building, research and patient support.
To contribute towards reduction of the cancer burden in Uganda by ensuring increased prioritization, a more knowledgeable population, efficiency in service delivery, evidence based interventions and better treatment outcomes for patients.
UCS UNVEILS ADVOCACY STRATEGY
UCS has launched its Advocacy Strategy. The Advocacy Strategy was launched by the Commissioner Clinical Services at the Ministry of Health, Dr. Jackson Amone. The objectives of the Advocacy Strategy include; to advocate for the adoption of the National Cancer Control Policy and Program by 2021, to advocate for decentralization of cancer services through the establishment of regional cancer centers by 2021 and to advocate for the establishment of the National Cancer Registry by 2021. The Advocacy Strategy was launched during the UCS General Assembly Meeting 2017 held on 8th July 2017 at City Royal Hotel in Bugolobi, Kampala.
Membership is open to organisations whose mission promotes the advancement of early detection, individuals who are health professionals working in support of cancer patients, survivors and cancer advocates, educators or other professionals who are interested in and/or make substantial contributions to the cancer field. A special invitation is extended to organisations already involved in cancer related programs.
Empowerment and capacity building of member organisations
Free screening and counselling services
Opportunities to participate in special events e.g workshops and conferences
Networking and information exchange