About Us

UWOCASO

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Aug 2017

About us

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Vision:

All women in Uganda free from cancer burden.

Mission:

To fight cancer in Uganda by empowering women at risk of and/or living with cancer, their families, and communities through the provision of appropriate and evidence-based information and best practices, awareness, supportive care and advocacy.

Value statements:

Accountability and Transparency: We are accountable to our team of (volunteers, staff, and Board), our members and stakeholders and we are committed to remaining transparent in all operations at all times.

Integrity: We carry out all our duties with high moral and ethical standards acceptable by our members, clients, and others.

Participatory: We accord all members, volunteers and the community equal opportunities to participate in activities and programs of the organisation.

Volunteerism: We recognize and appreciate the support and commitment of volunteers as an essential element to our work and we seek to empower them in their work

Efficiency in resource utilization: We seek to use creative and innovative ways in resource utilisation in order to develop people to their full potential and realize high-quality results and greater impact. We use resources wisely.

Fearlessness and truth-telling about cancer: We strive to create an organisation that is based on the principles of boldness and trust that understand the sensitivity of the disease and accord respect to the values and beliefs of others.

Inclusiveness: We are non-judgemental and shall remain open to all members and volunteers in an equitable manner. We work to ensure that services provided are open to everyone including patients/clients without discrimination

Collective Action: We believe in partnership and collaborations for collective action and services to change the lives of the women at risk of and /or living with cancer for better- no one individual or organisation can do it alone. We respect the unique contribution of each one and will work together to meet our common goal.

Development Goal:

To contribute to the reduction of the female cancer burden in Uganda.

UWOCASO’s Pillars:

  1. Information and Awareness
  2. Supportive Care
  3. Advocacy
  4. Knowledge Building
  5. Organisation Sustainability

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Sep 2015

ADVOCACY

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Together, we are a force for change, understanding and better cancer care. UWOCASO lobbies the government and other major potential donors to recognize the plight of cancer patients in Uganda, and to make significant contributions to address the needs of patients and their families.\r\n\r\nOur current fundraising goals include: supporting patient support and outreach, building a hostel for patients undergoing treatment in Kampala, and procuring a new radiotherapy machine for the Uganda Cancer Institute at Mulago Hospital.\r\n\r\nWe advocate for the development of cancer care in Uganda, and with you joining us, we will be a stronger  force  to advocate for people fighting cancer in our home country. Help us advocate for effective policy and investment in better cancer care to provide a fair chance for every Ugandan citizen to receive good and timely treatment.\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\n 

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Sep 2015

CAPACITY BUILDING AND TRAINING

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UWOCASO sources opportunities to enable members to attend local and international conferences, seminars and workshops where they present posters and interact with both breast cancer survivors and experts in various aspects of breast cancer and related areas of organizational development.

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