E.R.I.C Cancer Initiative Limited is a company that is registered as a company limited by guarantee with Registration number (80020003948069) operating in the whole of Uganda with its head office in Mukono district along Katosi road just behind Hilton Secondary School-Zion campus, plot number 411.
It’s committed to creating awareness of breast cancer in communities in Uganda and thereby influencing positive health indicators around breast health.
E.R.I.C in full means Early Recognition Is Critical. E.R.I.C International as an organization was founded in 2012. Its establishment in different parts of the world is based on the real-life time story of Eric a young boy who was diagnosed with cancer early, received appropriate medical interventions and survived till date. The family believes that most people’s lives can be saved if they test and recognise any cancer earlier hence establishment of E.R.I.C organisations across the world.
E.R.I.C Cancer Initiative Limited Uganda was founded in October 2022 as a branch in Uganda looking at ensuring early recognition of breast cancer amongst other cancers affecting Ugandans. Its work was first based in Mukono district after being informed of the need for the information from a situational analysis guided by the district health officer of the region. Women in Katosi and Mpoma regions had presented with signs and symptoms of breast cancer and 37 of these through E.R.I.C trainings sought for care before these became cancerous. We are grateful to God that they were treated as benign cases and these women still have a chance to hope for a better life with their families. Since inception, E.R.I.C Cancer Initiative Limited Uganda has extended its services to women and girls in their reproductive ages in Gulu and Wakiso districts as well.