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The Uganda Cancer Society

To proffer towards reduction of the cancer burden in Uganda by ensuring increased prioritization, efficiency in service delivery, a more knowledgeable population, evidence based interventions and better treatment outcomes for patients. The Uganda Cancer Society (UCS) is established, having been established and registered in 2011, the Uganda Cancer Society earned support from the American Cancer Society in 2015 to establish a functional secretariat to effectively implement cancer control programs in Uganda. As such a good team was recruited and this include; Programs Director, Communications Officer and Finance and Administration Officer. The team is charged with organizational and structural development along with the coordination of member organizations in cancer prevention. Its mission is, to coordinate civil society strive for a systematic contribution towards effective cancer prevention in Uganda through fostering collaborative advocacy, capacity building, awareness creation, research and patient support. UCS adopts constitution, to ensure that contributions from all member organizations are fixed in the constitution to avoid conflict. The constitution was approved during an General Assembly Meeting that was held on 20th August and attended by 15 member organizations at the UCS Boardroom. Stakeholders have reviewed the UCS Draft Strategic Plan (DSP). This happened on 30th June 2016 at City Royale Hotel in Bugolobi. This review meeting was attended by stakeholders who participated in the data collection operation and these included Civil Society Organizations that are mostly UCS member organizations. The DSP will then be presented to the Board Members for their approval and successfully launched during the Annual General Meeting. Once approved and launched, UCS will therefore have a sharply defined strategic direction it should take for the next 3-5 years.

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