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Coloring Hope: Plascon Uganda donates paint to the Uganda Cancer Institute children’s ward

Representatives from Kansai Plascon Uganda, the Uganda Cancer Institute and the Uganda Childhood Cancer Foundation gather at the UCI children’s ward to commemorate the donation of paint for its renovation. The new coat of paint will create a more welcoming and comforting environment for young patients receiving cancer treatment.

KAMPALA – The children’s ward at the Uganda Cancer Institute has received a much-needed facelift thanks to a donation from Kansai Plascon Uganda. On Friday, May 24, the paint manufacturer provided paint and resources to renovate the room, creating a more welcoming and comforting environment for young patients and their families.

The donation is a significant boost to the institute’s efforts to provide state-of-the-art cancer care and create an environment conducive to healing. The children’s ward is a vital part of the institute’s services, providing treatment and support to children with cancer and their families.

Dr Jackson Orem, director of the Uganda Cancer Institute, expressed his gratitude for the donation.

“This generous contribution from Kansai Plascon will significantly improve the atmosphere of our children’s ward, making it a more welcoming and comforting place for our young patients and their families. “That support is vital in our mission to provide cutting-edge cancer care and create an environment conducive to healing.”

The renovation project will be carried out by CG Engineering Consultants, whose goal is to create a space that fosters hope and healing for young patients.

Santosh Gumte, CEO of Kansai Plascon Uganda, expressed his company’s dedication to supporting health and wellness initiatives. “We are honored to be part of this initiative to improve the environment where children receive critical cancer treatment. At Kansai Plascon, we believe in giving back to our communities and hope this renovation will have a positive impact on children’s healing journey.”

Uganda Cancer Institute is a public healthcare center in partnership with the Ministry of Health, offering cancer research, training, consultation, prevention and treatment in various specialties. The institute maintains an inpatient center with a capacity of 80 beds and cares for an average of 200 patients daily.

This donation and renovation project is a positive step in improving the lives of children receiving cancer treatment in Uganda.

The Uganda Cancer Institute, a public healthcare center in collaboration with the Ministry of Health, focuses on cancer research, training, consultation, prevention and treatment in various specialties. The institute maintains an inpatient center with a capacity of 80 beds and cares for an average of 200 patients daily.

Mr Moses Echodu, Program Director of Uganda Childhood Cancer Foundation, said Kansai Plascon’s support is part of the power of partnerships to improve the lives of children fighting cancer.

“The new environment with a fresh coat of paint will help provide psychosocial support through play therapy, reading and other activities that are crucial to the well-being of our patients.”

The history of the Uganda Cancer Institute dates back to 1965 and originated from a meeting in Kampala focused on the treatment of Burkitt’s lymphoma. Despite challenges, including political instability and economic decline, UCI has continued to serve as a model of cancer care and research in the region.

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