KAMPALA — Government has been urged to bring cancer testing equipment services closer to the people to enable them dictate cancer in early stages.
“When people are able to access these services then it becomes easy to dictate it and managed and get treated early,” said Fredrick Arnold Kyambadde, the President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Days Saints
Kyambadde was recently handing over donations to Esseza Foundation in Magere in Gayaza
Esseza Foundation is an organization that cares for Children with Cancer and Cancer related health complications.
Kyambadde said the Church saw a need by the children and it’s usually a culture to always reach out to those in need and bless their lives.
He added that sharing is emulating the Saviour’s example because if he was here on earth, He would do the same for His people and besides it’s the church’s crowning event as Members globally light The World through reaching out to others. Some of the items donated included; bags of sugar, soap, cooking oil, bed sheets, blankets, mattresses among others.
He noted that in some cases cancer is dictated when it’s too late and when it has reached advanced stages making it complex to manage yet it tested early, it can go a long way to save lives.
He urged on Ugandans to come out and support Esseza Foundation to help these children in a way they can because cancer is a very costly disease to treat.
He applauded Ann Katuregye the Founder of the organization for reaching out amidst challenges to ensure that the children access treatment and other kind of support to live a normal life.
She commended the Church for the kind gesture saying that the donations were timely becaue after they were hit hard by the pandemic caring for the children had become a big challenge.