The 3rd Uganda Conference on Cancer and Palliative Care is jointly hosted by the Uganda Cancer Institute (UCI) and the Palliative Care Association of Uganda (PCAU). The conference will be held on 23rd – 24th September 2021. The theme of this year’s conference is
“Cancer and Palliative Care in COVID-19 and other challenging situations”
Join Us for the 3rd UCI - PCAU Conference Workshops today 24th September 2021
Workshop 1: 2:00pm – 2:30pm
Integrating pain management into routine service care delivery at hospitals in Uganda
1. Dr. Neville Oteba – Commissioner Department of Pharmaceuticals and Natural Medicines (Ministry of Health)
2. Mrs. Rinty Kintu – National Coordinator, American Cancer Society (ACS)
Workshop 2: 3:30pm – 5:00pm
Improving national data on palliative care services in Uganda
1. Lacey Ahern, MPH – Faculty Member University of Notre Dame Eck Institute of Global Health
2. Dr. Miriam Ajambo – Senior Medical Officer and Palliative Care Focal Person, Ministry of Health (MoH)
Before I was started on oral liquid morphine medicine by the Nurse at Kitovu Mobile, I had a lot of pain in my body. I thought the pain I had was killing me slowly. I am glad that I got medicine to deal with that kind of pain.
Paul LubegaÂMasaka, UgandaÂ
During the five years when my husband was bedridden at home with cancer, a team of health workers kept visiting us to offer care instead of us carrying him to the hospital all the time. It would have been very difficult for us to continue transporting him in his condition. I am very grateful to the palliative team at Kitovu Mobile.
Goretti Nassama LubegaMasaka, Uganda
When I was diagnosed with cancer of the breast, I had no money to pay for more medical tests and the operation until Hospice Jinja came to my rescue. They covered the costs. I urge the government to provide all cancer care services free of charge to Ugandans because many cannot afford the high costs involved.