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Cancer patients struggle to survive the disease and costs --- Uganda

Ongaba's grand mother takes him for a walk.

Early this month, Alphonse Ongaba joined the agony queue at the Mulago Cancer Institute, the only cancer facility in a country of 30 million. Once a rare disease, cancers of various kinds are emerging to be a big killer in Uganda. Despite this threat, many of these cancers are either not getting treated or costing huge sums of money.
Funding to the health sector – most of it from foreign donors – largely goes to three diseases: HIV/Aids, Tuberculosis and Malaria. So cancer patients like Ongaba are paying a heavy price. He had arrived here a few days earlier than September 17 when I met him.

The 13-year-old was diagnosed with Burkitt’s Lymphoma, a type of cancer common in children. He has a swollen jawbone, his breath emits a foul odour, blood oozes from his mouth, most of his teeth have fallen out, and he cannot eat food and has to depend on fluids. He is in severe pain.

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everlyrose's picture

i just saw a tv show about lymphoma

Hello, i am watching the show right now. The Doctor who is treating a patient here in New York City whose condition is similar to Alphonse Ongaba. His name is Dr. Mark Smith. I am trying to get more information i will download this post and maybe send it to him if I could fine his address. Let's pray that this will prosper.

Be well

everly

Solvitur ambulando
(it is solved by walking)

olutosin's picture

Appreciation

Thank so much EverlyRose for this help you are rendering, May God bless you!

Olutosin Oladosu Adebowale
Founder/Project Coordinator
Star of Hope Transformation Centre
512 Road
F Close
Festac Town
Lagos-Nigeria

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