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Palliative Care

Palliative care in cancer treatment

Palliative care in cancer treatment     Regrettably, most cancer patients in Uganda are diagnosed when cancers are in advanced stages. Trends observed at the Uganda Cancer Institute indicate that almost 80 per cent of patients present the disease in advanced stages. The bitter meaning of this is limited interventions

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Kitovu Mobile ART/TB care and Treatment sees Lwanga walk again after Bone tuberculosis had made him Immobile

Kitovu Mobile ART/TB care and Treatment sees Lwanga walk again after Bone tuberculosis had made him Immobile BY MOSES MUWULYA,COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER Without walking sticks,Seid Lwanga enjoys a morning walk  around his parents’ home compound in Kaseeta,Kimanya-Kyabakuza Division,Masaka City .  The scene gladdens our palliative care nurse, Jacky, who  had paid

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Lukyamuzi

Kitovu Mobile Palliative Care services Insulating Lukyamuzi against intense cancer, age-related-pains

Kitovu Mobile Palliative Care services Insulating Lukyamuzi against intense cancer, age-related-pains BY MOSES MUWULYA,COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER Lukyamuzi Paul is 85 years old. He  has advanced cancer of prostate. This medical condition used to bring  pain to a man who is already braving age-related-pains. A resident of Jongooza,Kalisizi sub county,Kyotera District,Paul suffered 

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Covid-19 : How Kitovu Mobile braves lockdown to extend HIV,Palliative Care services to hundreds of clients in Masaka Region

By Moses Muwulya,Communications Officer Bidding to curb the spread of the infamousCovid-19,Uganda,like other Countries, imposed a quarantine. A ‘sad’, but necessary move,the quarantine saw many of Kitovu Mobile palliative and HIV care clients sink in fear. Mostly those on palliative care,hundreds of clients thought they were destined to sink in

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Kitovu Mobile Palliative care nurse (right) on home care visit to Lubega’s home. PHOTO BY WILSON KUTAMBA

Prostate cancer: Surviving with palliative care

Prostate cancer: Surviving with palliative care Apart from the Bible and the rosaries, the only other items on a small table adjacent to Paul Lubega’s bed, are his oral morphine bottles. It is this morphine that has brought relief to Lubega, a 65-year-old man battling HIV/Aids and protate cancer. He

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Lubega

Kitovu Mobile’s Palliative care services reliving Lubega of prostate cancer pain,redeems hope

Kitovu Mobile’s Palliative care services reliving Lubega of prostate cancer pain,redeems lost hope By Moses Muwulya,Communications Officer With a smile,Paul Lubega welcomes  Jacky Namulondo,the Kitovu Mobile Palliative Care Nurse, to his home in Kyanjovu,Buwunga Sub-county,Masaka District. Namulondo is on a home visit to Lubega,a palliative care client.She is following up

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Pictorial: Palliative Care Association Of Uganda (PCAU) Visits Kitovu Mobile to film a commemorative Documentary

Palliative Care Association of Uganda (PCAU) has today,Tuesday, visited  Kitovu Mobile, to film a commemorative documentary as it (PCAU) celebrates 20 years of Palliative Care Advocacy in Uganda. PCAU gave member organisations with  whom they extend palliative care services,to be part of their  historical documentary. They interviewed Kitovu Mobile Palliative

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Pictorial: Kitovu Mobile Participation in the 2nd Uganda Conference on Cancer and Palliative Care

On 5th- 6th September,2019, Kitovu Mobile joined international and local Organisations that deal in cancer to participate in the 2nd Uganda Conference on Cancer and Palliative Care. Held at Kampala Serena Hotel,the conference which was organised by Uganda Cancer Society and Palliative Care Association Of Uganda, congregated Organisations dealing in

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Rose Nabatanzi,the incharge Kitovu Mobile Medical Center gives morphine to a breast cancer patient. Many of the clients present late for diagnosis and only settle for palliative care

Good news as Ugandan Gov’t promises to roll out countrywide palliative care programme

By Moses Muwulya,Communications Officer Except in Greater Masaka Region, where Kitovu Mobile is the oasis of palliative care;and in other areas where Palliative Care services  are offered,in many  parts of Uganda pitiable  advanced cancer patients  die in pain and with no dignity. Others are abandoned by  by their relatives. All

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