Fighting the Cancer attack through Sport
The cancer attack invades three hundred persons per ten thousand annually according to the Uganda Cancer Institute.
As cases of this killer disease rise, shortage of medication is also alarming in both urban and suburb medical centers.
It is to its worst that Mulago national referral hospital is inclusive to medical centers without cancer medication, this is alarming.
Common types of cancers in Uganda
Common types of cancers in Uganda noted by experts include cervical, prostate, breast, lung, skin, colon, eye and cancer of the bone.
30% of cancers are caused by smoking, tobacco use, 22%-10% obesity, poor diet, alcohol and Environmental pollution.
Studies indicate that everyone has chances of acquisition of this disease through air pollution or radiation no wonder 800,000 cases of cancers are reported in Uganda annually.
In strategies to avert this killer disease, different individuals and organizations saw it not only for government to combat but as a shared responsibility.
The Annual Rotary Cancer Run
The Rotary club of Uganda organizes annual runs with an obligation of collecting funds to facilitate treatment of cancer patients waiting to die.
The speaker of parliament of Uganda Hon. Rebecca Kaddaga launched this year’s run calling upon parliamentarians to support the initiative.
This year, funds are collected to purchase a cancer radiotherapy banker for Nsambya hospital to combat issues of wasting millions by patients receiving treatment abroad.
This initiative has been supported, funded by different institutions like Bank of Uganda, Centenary Bank, Parliament of Uganda, Women Hospital International, C.B.S FM, BBS Television among others.
Nationals have a great role to play where they are required to pay a stated summation to join the run.
The world has been faced with different diseases and calamities but surely cancer is a threat not only to developing countries but also victor states.
It is ranked among the top killer diseases in the world claiming huge lives every year.
By: Huzaifah Ssekajugo