Welcome to Eric Cancer Initiative

Cancer is a leading cause of death worldwide, and Uganda is no exception. In Uganda, the incidence of cancer is rising, and it is estimated that 60% of cancer cases in the country are preventable. Despite this, many Ugandans lack access to cancer screening, diagnosis, treatment, and palliative care.

We aim to raise awareness about cancer in Uganda and provide information and resources to those affected by the disease. We believe that everyone deserves access to quality cancer care, regardless of their income or location.

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Screen Up Uganda / Eric Cancer Initiative

Here you will find information on the different types of cancer that affect Ugandans, But mainly about breast cancer. We provide resources on cancer prevention, including healthy lifestyle choices and early detection through screening.

For those currently living with cancer, we offer information on cancer treatment options, including chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and surgery.


We understand that cancer can be a difficult journey, both for those living with the disease and their loved ones. That’s why we also offer support resources, including counseling services and support groups.

We are committed to improving access to information about cancer care in Uganda

Our Services

Education and Outreach

  • Survey (that is you!) the community to assess the current state of awareness
  • Seminars with Village Health Teams
  • Distribution of educational materials to women
  • Education on how to do a self exam


  • December 8-18th Two screening locations, one in Katosi and one in Ndejje University

  • Medical staff will provide screenings and instructions on self screening
  • We will provide incentives for women to take this opportunity

Follow Up Support

If someone does need follow up support after the screening we will provide follow up support such as

  • Linking victims to health care systems to achieve a continuum of care.
  • Partnering with community-led organizations to provide care.
  • Routine follow up by ERIC team to assess the management process.

Get Involved

If you are interested in supporting Eric’s Cancer Initiative Uganda, there are many ways to get involved. You can make a donation, volunteer your time and skills, or simply help spread the word about the organization’s important work. Together, we can make a difference in the fight against cancer in Uganda.


— Harriet Nyinamwiza

On 18/11/2022 during a breast cancer awareness training in Mengo local council 1 Mpunge sub county Mukono district, I was diagnosed with three small immobile lamps in my left breast just after the axillary, with mild pain on deep palpation. I experienced irregular episodes of pain in the very breast though did not give it…

—Nakatongole Lydia

“Iam Nakatongole Lydia a resident of kikubankima-nasuuti, Mukono district. am a breastfeeding mother with a baby of one month, 22 years old with one kid. For years, I had a swelling in the breast which was painless, and so I never minded it. Later during pregnancy, it gave me severe pain and restlessness, until I…

— Sara B, Mukono

“As a highly educated individual, I never thought I would be susceptible to cancer. But when I was diagnosed with skin cancer, I realized how wrong I was. It was only through my knowledge and understanding of cancer that I was able to seek the right medical care and take proactive steps to prevent the…