Uganda to construct a regional oncology institute

Government in partnership with the African Development Bank plans to construct the East African regional oncology institute to offer training to medical workers on how to handle cancer, a disease said to be on the increase in the region.

The Permanent Secretary Ministry of Health Dr. Asuman Lukwago says the 88 billion shillings facility will serve all the East African Community member states.

Lukwago says an inter ministerial committee has been set up to handle the construction project

This part of the African Development Bank initiative to boost health care in the East African region in which every member state will be required to build a health facility to deal with complicated health conditions.

Kenya was tasked to construct a regional kidney disease facility, Tanzania will construct a cardiovascular facility while Rwanda will take charge of the regional E- health centre

Story by

Julius Gayi

December 22 2014