UCI finalizing the Draft National Cancer Control Program – Dr Orem
By Adiga Julius
Uganda cancer institute is finalizing the process of drafting the National Cancer Control Program (NCCP) to improve the quality of life of cancer patients in the country.
NCCP is a public health program designed to reduce the number of cancer cases and deaths and improve the quality of life of cancer patients.
According to the Executive Director of Uganda Cancer Institute (UCI) Dr. Jackson Orem, the facility has already received a draft from World Health Organization WHO to incorporate with that of Uganda Cancer Institute, which will later be taken to the ministry of health for approval and eventually to the cabinet so that it becomes a policy document
“We have already gotten the draft plan by world health organization. They have given us some very good input and we are just trying to make sure that we incorporate their suggestion then after that we are going to take it to the ministry of health for approval” Dr. Orem explained.
He disclosed this while addressing the public on a Facebook live program, on mitigating the effects of COVID-19 on cancer patients in the country.
According to WHO, NCCPs should be goal-oriented, realistic, carefully prepared and appropriately funded through a participatory process in order to be effectively implemented. Cancer control planning requires accurate data, including reliable cancer registries and monitoring and evaluation programs to ensure programs are appropriately prioritized and to assure quality.