Why Increase in Cancer Deaths Should Worry Africa

Cancer is the second leading cause of death globally and is estimated to account for 9.6 million death in 2018, according to WHO. In Uganda alone, over 60,000 new cases are reported annually. Prostate cancer tops the list of most common cancers for men, while cervical cancer is most common in women.



  • Uganda:  Why Cancer Rise Should Worry Us

    Monitor, 2 October 2018

    In recent years, cancer has become one of the leading causes of deaths worldwide. It is estimated that 8.2 million people died of cancer in 2012 and 171,000 new cancer cases are… Read more »

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Govt rolls out anti-cancer vaccine in schools (file photo).

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  • Uganda:  Let's Join Hands in the Fight Against Cancer

    Monitor, 2 October 2018

    Globally, October is commemorated as a Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Cancer is a chronic disease in which body cells grow abnormally and spread out of control. The Uganda Cancer… Read more »

  • Zimbabwe:  Cancer Month: Time to Move Beyond Rhetoric

    The Herald, 3 October 2018

    WE have said it before and we say it again. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and statistics show that an estimated one in eight women will have breast cancer in their… Read more »

  • Nigeria:   Taming the Scourge of Cancer

    This Day, 23 August 2018

    Owner Management Program, OMP 21, recently took the cancer awareness campaign to the less privileged and provided screening and support for established cases. Peace Obi reports Read more »

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