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2022 UGANDA RECAP

In June of 2022, E.R.I.C. was invited by the Paul McBeth Foundation to join on a service trip to Uganda the following December. They were on a mission to build disc golf courses and invited along us to fulfill our mission, saving lives through early recognition, however we saw fit. As we started doing our research, we found that:

  • Breast Cancer in Uganda had a 90% mortality rate compared to rates below 50% in the US and Europe.
  • That this was due to the majority of those cases being diagnosed at stage 3 or 4.
  • That there was absolutely no nationwide early screening or education program.
  • A week long trip was not enough. We decided to forego visiting ourselves, and instead invested in developing a local program working with women from the community. In September 2022, we hired our first full-time Ugandan employee, Damalie Musasizi, as our on-site coordinator, and shortly thereafter added an assistant, Joviah, to work alongside of her. Together, these two incredible women planned and enacted a three month long education campaign, culminating in a full day training for 80 village health team (VHT’s) workers. The VHT’s received certifications from the Ugandan Cancer Institute on how to teach other women self screening techniques. In 2023 we look forward to expanding this program into many other regions in

    E.R.I.C. Cancer Initiative 2022 Statistics

    • Breast Cancer Education and Self
    • Screening technique training in 18 village and 3 high schools! 1000 women educated!
    • 80 Village Health Team workers are certified to continue educating women in their communities about breast cancer and self-screening!

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