Thrilled for the Uganda Conference on Cancer and Palliative Care.

Cancer is still a burden in Uganda and a lot has to be done to fight this scourge out of the country. One way to kick this burden out the country is through sensitization of the masses about the cancer, early detection, getting the right treatment and eating right

The Uganda Cancer Institute together with the Palliative Care Association of Uganda to host the Uganda Conference on Cancer and Palliative Care with a theme, “Towards Universal Coverage” This international conference will take place at Kampala Serena Hotel in Uganda on 5th – 6th September 2019.

The Uganda Conference on Cancer and Palliative Care, 2019 will offer an expanded scope, enriched experience and unique opportunities to discuss research findings as well as educational sessions on cancer and palliative care by international experts.

The conference will provide an opportunity to showcase scientific and program work carried out by different individuals and institutions. The Uganda Cancer Institute is Uganda’s premier cancer treatment center that has contributed tremendously to research and care of cancer patients worldwide since its inception in 1967

The Palliative Care Association of Uganda is a non-governmental organization that supports and promotes the development of palliative care services in Uganda. Since 2003 Palliative Care Association of Uganda has held 6 biennial conferences that brought together local and international stakeholders in palliative care.

The conference will offer information on the entire continuum of cancer care as well as palliative care for other conditions through both plenary lectures and special sessions. It will also showcase plenary lectures, educational and special sessions on current research on cancer and palliative care.

Dickson Namisi. writer, Social Media Manager at Ministry of Health posing for the photo.

The proceedings of the conference will provide a critical cornerstone to fast tracking translation of research findings into practice and facilitate standardization of cancer care in the region.

The policy makers, eminent researchers, healthcare providers, patients and the general public are all expected to attend the conference. For more information, visit the website


Frank Byaruhanga is a human rights activist with years of experience in community dialogues, digital communication, advocacy and digital campaigns. He specializes in Media Relation Work, Management and Training with sufficient knowledge in Governance, Accountability, Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights, Youth-led research, Content developer, Creative Activism, Social Media Management and documentary photography.

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