Dr. Jackson Orem

Executive Director, Uganda Cancer Institute

Message from Executive Director, Uganda Cancer Institute

Distinguished guests,

It gives me great pleasure to welcome you to the 14th SIOP Africa Congress 2022 hosted by Uganda Cancer Institute in collaboration with SIOP Africa. Uganda Cancer Institute has a vision to be an internationally recognized center of excellence advancing cancer management in Africa. It is against this background that the Institute is excited to host such a prestigious scientific meeting. 

The Congress will contribute to improved childhood cancer care in Africa and thus attainment of the WHO Global Initiative for Childhood Cancer.  

The Uganda Cancer Institute receives 7,000 new cancer cases annually of which children account for 10% (700). In an effort to improve childhood cancer survival, the Government of Uganda has made increasing investments in cancer services. Some ongoing efforts at the Uganda Cancer Institute include the Integrated Electronic Medical Record System, fully automated radiology unit, various auto-analyzers in our Laboratory among others that will be shared at the Congress.

We look forward to sharing our experiences with colleagues from Africa and beyond and learning from each other’s innovations. 

It is my hope that this Congress will lead the African child towards better health, better care and better life through innovating for Africa. No child should die from cancer: Cure for more, care for all!