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Uganda To Benefit From The $2 Million Cancer Drugs Grant Courtesy Of

Uganda To Benefit From $2 Million Cancer Drugs Grant Courtesy Of Lions Club International

Lions Clubs International has injected a grant worth $2 million into the procurement of cancer drugs and equipping drug pharmacies in three African countries. This grant will benefit Uganda, Botswana and Malawi.

John Bosco Ntagare, the Governor, Lions Clubs of Uganda District 411B revealed this new development. He did so during a visit by Lions Clubs International to Mulago Hospital last Friday.

Ntagare resounded the organization’s commitment to addressing the plight of Ugandans. This is in eradicating childhood cancer, vision impairment treatment, diabetes awareness campaign, environment protection. And eradication of hunger among vulnerable communities among others.

“Lions Clubs of Uganda in partnership with Lions Clubs International injected $ 55000. This is towards construction and equipping of Eye treatment specialized Hospital at Nsambya.They will complete this before the end of this year,” he said.

As the tour of the Mulago Hospital Children’s Cancer Ward went on, they showed the teams children who have walked the journey towards full recovery from cancer.

They received some of the children in wheelchairs or in a state of unconsciousness. However, they rejoiced and jubilated upon receiving certificates of bravery to fully walk the journey of taking cancer medicine till recovery.

“I appreciate all that is done by health personnel to treat children suffering from cancer to full recovery. This also motivates the children and their parents to have faith and confidence that cancer is curable,” Dr. John Sekabira, Mulago Hospital deputy head said.

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