Dr. Jane Ruth Aceng

Hon. Minister of Health- Uganda

Message from Minister of Health

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

On behalf of the Ministry of Health, I welcome all health workers, cancer survivors, parents, caregivers, well-wishers and politicians involved in the struggle against childhood cancer in Africa to this signature event of the year- The14th SIOP Africa Congress. It will be held from the 16th to 18th March 2022 at Kampala Serena Hotel.

The theme of the Congress-Innovate for Africa builds on the WHO Global Initiative for Childhood Cancer (GICC) which is aimed at increasing survival of childhood cancer from 30 to 60% by the year 2030. Africa is one of the continents worst hit by childhood cancer with survival rates less than 30% in many countries.

We are looking forward to learning the latest results from innovations in childhood cancer care from Africa. An excellent program has been developed to ensure that every minute you spend at the congress is beneficial to you and your country.  

The Ministry has ensured your safety while in Uganda. Stringent measures in line with the latest WHO recommendations regarding COVID-19 are in place.

Uganda is one of the friendliest countries in the world. The welcoming culture and peaceful nature of Ugandans, the beautiful scenery and wildlife will add to your experience and provide lasting memories. 

We’re looking forward to an excellent meeting with great oncologists from different countries around the world and sharing new and exciting results in pediatric oncology.