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Gertrude defeated breast cancer 21 years ago, a co-founder and a Chief Executive Officer of the Uganda Women’s Cancer Support Organisation (UWOCASO). She holds a Bachelor of Commerce from Makerere University. Gertrude has been developing cancer advocacy and awareness campaigns for the last 20 years. She participated in developing breast health care guidelines supported by University of Washington and participated in several working groups including Breast Health Global Initiatives(BHGI), European School of Oncology(ESO)’ Advanced Breast Cancer(ABC) Consensus all working to improve survival of breast cancer patients. Gertrude is a member of the Board of Directors of Uganda Cancer Institute. Prior to this, Gertrude participated and graduated in scientist–survivor programs run by the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) a program that jumpstarted her advocacy and devotion to create a better understanding of cancer in Uganda and make cancer treatment affordable, timely and of high quality for all cancer patients.