A few years ago, Mbarara University of Science and Technology (MUST) in Western Uganda launched a groundbreaking cancer research program aimed at developing new and innovative treatments for the disease. The Automated Visual Evaluation and geospatial Mapping (AVE-Map) for cervical cancer screening optimization in sub-Saharan Africa project , which was led by a team of top researchers from the university, aimed to make significant strides in the fight against cancer.
Now, after several years of hard work, the cancer research program has made significant progress in the development of new cancer treatments and in improving cancer care in Uganda.
One of the key achievements of the program has been the enhancing knowledge for the treatment of Cervical cancer.
The cancer research program has also made significant strides in the area of cancer care in Western Uganda. These centers have improved access to cancer care for people in the region and have helped to increase the number of people receiving treatment.
The program has also been active in raising awareness about cancer in the region, conducting outreach programs to educate communities about the disease and its early warning signs.
“We are very proud of the progress that we have made in the fight against cancer,” says a James mugabi a student and participant in the program. “the team has worked tirelessly in the search for knowledge to improve cancer care in Uganda, and we are seeing real results.”
The cancer research program has received funding from a range of sources, including the Uganda government and international donors. This funding has enabled the program to expand its research and improve cancer care in the region.
“We are grateful for the support that we have received from our partners and donors,” says Dr. Celestino Obua, the Vice-Chancellor of MUST. “Their support has been critical in enabling us to make progress in the fight against cancer.”