URDT Cervical Cancer Project Donates sh23m cervical cancer screening items and equipment to Kagadi Hospital.
URDT is implementing a project titled “Enjoying Life, Saving Women from Cervical Cancer”, in partnership with Female Cancer Foundation (FCF), Uganda Cancer Institute (UCI), African Rural University (ARU), Kagadi District Local Government, Kagadi Hospital and other stakeholders.
This project has a vision to see that women in Kagadi District have easy access to the ‘See and Treat’ services. They have health bodies, including health reproductive system. The women actively participate in social-economic ventures for Prosperity, Peace, Happiness and Freedom of herself and the entire family.
URDT has donated cervical cancer screening and diagnostic medical equipment worth over 23m shillings to kagadi hospital on 12th July 2019. This was aimed at enabling the hospital to offer cervical cancer screening services and treatment to patients on a daily basis.
The function was presided over by the chairperson Local Council 5 Kagadi District, Steven Byaruhanga Mfashingabo who thanked URDT for lobbying funds to ensure the lives of women are protected from cervical cancer.
He also urged URDT to lobby for more funds to cater for prostate cancer in men.
Tumuhairwe Kazoora, the District Internal Security Officer Kagadi who represented the Resident District Commissioner promised to always support URDT’s programs because it has played a big role in transforming the people of Kagadi district and beyond.
The medical superintendent of Kagadi general hospital, Dr.Isaac Kakibogo said the equipment will complement efforts to improve timely screening and treatment of cervical cancer in Kagadi district.
many people are being diagnosed with cancer too late and are dying needlessly, due to limited resources at the hospital.
Handing over the cervical screening items and equipment to Kagadi district leaders and the management of Kagadi general hospital, the director of Epicentre strategy at URDT, Rebecca Lunyolo, said, the equipment and materials donated to the hospital will help women in the district and beyond to access cervical cancer screening and treatment services as another health services offered at the hospital.
So far 6899 women have been educated on cervical cancer, 6266 women screened and 237 treated between January 2018 and June 2019.