5th Uganda Color Run for Cancer due July 27, 2019
We are organizing a Color Run (marathon) to raise awareness and funding for cancer in children. The Color Run was initiated in 2015 by James Mooney from America. We have raised over $130,000 over four years, contributing significantly to the building of the adult and children cancer wards, buying cancer drugs as well as buying food for the malnourished children and those with cancer at Mbarara Regional Referral Hospital. We share the goal to address the increasing burden of cancer in children in Uganda, with the aim to maintain adequate treatment, achieve cure, provide palliation, and reduce suffering and death. This year’s Cancer Color Run will take place on July 27, 2019 starting at Mbarara University Pharmacology Grounds (next to central police station in Mbarara). Click here to make a donation.
The HopeNet Health Fair due June 6 – 10, 2019
HopeNet will be holding its biennial health fair. The health fair serves two purposes: to give the community we work in access to free, convenient health screening services and to collect data to better understand the prevalence and correlates for these kinds of diseases in this part of Uganda. This year, we will partner with volunteers from the community, the Global Health Collaborative, and MUST to set up at three different locations around Nyakabare Parish to provide screening for non-communicable diseases (NCDs) like diabetes, heart disease, hypertension and lung disease as well as key infectious diseases like HIV and syphilis. During the inaugural health fair in 2015, over 1700 people attended and over 400 were diagnosed with different health conditions and were referred for care at public health facilities. At our last health fair In 2017, we had over 1,100 participants, diagnosed and referred over 300 people for further care, and provided onsite testing and treatment for cervical cancer.