On April 8th, 2016 the sole cobalt unit in Uganda broke down permanently. Installing the new radiotherapy unit will take many months.
When I heard this news, I could not sleep. I was troubled by the thought of a 40 year old cervical cancer patient with a 70% chance of being cured not receiving chemoradiation because the world stood by and did nothing.
I got on the phone and spoke with our director in Uganda, Ndinawe Kateera who bravely took on the task of arranging for stage IB – IIB cervical cancer patients to be treated in nearby Nairobi, Kenya.
The first two patients are living in an apartment that Road to Care has leased, and started their chemoradiation today, on May 4th, 2016.
They are receiving their radiotherapy at the Aga Kahn University Hospital in Nairobi, and their chemotherapy at the Jalaram Medical Centre.
The total cost of sending one patient to be cured is $3800 CAD. To help sponsor a patient, please click here.
Together, we CAN make a difference in people’s lives and provide real hope during this difficult crisis.