Uganda Child Cancer Foundation launches the Live It Up Podcast - Newslibre

Uganda Child Cancer Foundation launches the Live It Up Podcast

Uganda Child Cancer Foundation (UCCF) started in 2006, presents the Live It Up podcast on all digital platforms kickstarting on 26 October 2021; featuring oncologists, civil society and stakeholders in cancer care in Uganda.

UCCF in partnership with the Tribe UG and Uganda Cancer Institute (UCI) is excited to release this much-needed podcast. UCCF supports children and young people suffering from cancer in Uganda, by providing direct treatment and social support to children made vulnerable by limited resources, and advocates for control and management.

The Tribe UG is a subsidiary of Skyline Media & Management Limited that leverages content-led strategies to generate value for its partners and audiences.

LIVE IT UP is a podcast on lessons, life and survivorship with Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs). In Uganda, according to the 2014 NCD survey, 33% of annual deaths are attributed to the five leading NCDs; cardiovascular diseases, cancers, diabetes, chronic respiratory diseases and mental health and substance abuse.

According to the World Health Organization, NCDs kill over 41 million people each year, equivalent to 71% of all deaths globally. Despite these weary statistics, a lot of people have battled these diseases and cured. It takes us all together to reduce the cancer burden and other NCDs to zero.

Why the Uganda Child Cancer Foundation is launching the Live It Up podcast

The Live It UP Podcast will be a platform to share knowledge that will help people make better health and lifestyle choices.

UCCF is proud to bring The Live It Up Podcast to the world for the first time so as to ease understanding of NCD prevention and control through dialogue with health workers, policy makers, survivors and caretakers sharing experiences on living with NCD.

We hope this podcast enhances survivorship and initiates conversations leading to advocacy and an increase in knowledge on non-communicable diseases, the foundation stated.

The podcast will be hosted by Brandy Valentine and will feature guests like Dr Jackson Orem, ED of Uganda Cancer Institute, Dr Noleb Mugisha, Dr Joyce Kambugu Balagadde of UCI, Paul Ebusu of UCS.

You can tune in to the podcast on YouTube, Spotify, Audiomack, Apple podcasts and many other platforms to mention but a few which will be live next week.


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  1. I Think it is a great move towards spreading the awareness about the cancer through podcast

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      Indeed, it is. Given the increasing cases in Uganda alone, its vital that people learn and understand more about cancer in general.

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