Rotarians’ Action Against Cancer
On 10 December 2011, Kasangati Rotary Club held a one day cancer screening camp on the theme “bridging the cancer Gap” at Kasangati Health Center III. Uganda Women’s Cancer Support Organization (UWOCASO) partnered with the organizers to educate the residents and non- residents of Kasangati community about breast and cervical cancer, counseling the screened women and giving testimonies to the public. Other stakeholders were; Nsambya hospital, Nakaseero Blood Bank, Center for Tobacco Control in Africa(CTCA) and Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI). Over 100 children were immunized and over 500 women were screened for breast and cervical cancers.\r\n\r\nThe Rotary International President (RIP) Kalyan Banerjee, from the Rotary Club of Vapi, Gujarat, India who was the guest of honor, in his speech argued the government to conduct research to find why cancer is rampant in Uganda and also argued voluntary organizations to step up their humanitarian’s assistance to the vulnerable society. He pledged to support the government in conducting research.\r\n\r\nActivities of the day were;\r\nScreening services\r\nCounseling\r\nCancer education/ health talks\r\nSurvivor testimonies\r\nBlood donation\r\n\r\nSponsored by;\r\n\r\nCentenary Bank and Kasangati Rotary Club.