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Africa Cancer Test and Treat Initiative Conference against Cancer and other NCDs

Building on next year’s (2024) World Cancer Day theme of” Together, we challenge those in power to close the care gap”, the Ministry of Health in Uganda through the Department of National Health Laboratory and Diagnostic Services and Non-Communicable Diseases Program is convening the “Second Africa Test and Treat Initiative Conference” in partnership with Uganda National Health Consumers Organization (UNHCO) and Test and Treat Laboratory Initiative (TATLI) to be held on Thursday 01st to Saturday 03rd February 2024 at Hotel Africana.

Expected Outcomes

  1. Africa Commitment to Test and Treat Initiative: Official Commitment of African leaders, public and decision makers, influencers, private sector, foundations, organizations and networks are galvanized to invest and voice their support towards the global movement for Early Cancer Detection (Awareness and Testing) and immediate linkage to prevention and Control interventions.
  2. Close the Care Gap: The partnership will contribute to delivering commitment and creating synergies across countries, governments and partners to support the fight to eliminate cancer from Africa.
  3. Strong Collaborations across governments, institutions and partners for improved quality in cancer research and innovation.
  4. Realization of quality avenues for affordable & accessible cancer detection, diagnosis, treatment and Palliative Care services.