UCI Celebrates Dr. Martin Origa’s Award in Cervical Cancer Screening

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The Uganda Cancer Institute (UCI) is thrilled to announce that our esteemed Gynecologist, Dr. Martin Origa, has been honored with a prestigious Excellence Award in designing a Cervical Cancer Screening strategy using mobile (mHealth) technologies at the recently ended Lee Jong-Wook (LJW) fellowship in Seoul, South Korea.

This recognition reflects Dr. Origa’s exceptional dedication and expertise in the field of gynecologic oncology.

Origa’s relentless commitment to improving the lives of women affected by cervical cancer has been recognized by the leading global organization in cancer care. His tireless efforts in advancing cervical cancer treatment and screening have not only impacted the lives of countless patients but have also contributed significantly to the field of oncology.

Cervical cancer is a significant health challenge in our country, and Dr. Origa has been at the forefront of implementing innovative and effective strategies to combat this disease. His extensive knowledge, meticulous surgical skills, and compassionate patient care have earned him immense respect among his colleagues and patients alike.

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On behalf of the Uganda Cancer Institute, we offer our heartfelt congratulations to Dr. Martin Origa for this well-deserved recognition. His exceptional achievements in cervical cancer treatment and screening exemplify the commitment and dedication of our entire team at the UCI to deliver world-class cancer care.

Origa’s success further underscores the UCI’s commitment to providing comprehensive and state-of-the-art cancer treatment services. We remain dedicated to advancing cancer care, promoting early detection, and improving outcomes for individuals affected by cancer.

Solomon is a Biomedical Engineer at Uganda Cancer Institute. He holds a BSc. Biomedical Engineering from Makerere University and this year, a fellow of the Dr. Lee Jong Wook Fellowship Program in Biomedical Engineering from Eulji University, South Korea.  He received special mentions as one of the best fellows during the fellowship program in Biomedical Engineering.

He has special interest in performance and safety testing of medical devices and the broader medical device management practices.

He is also keen in research and innovation; a co-innovator of the Maternal PPH wrap published in the IEEE journal of transnational engineering in health and medicine. At present; prototyping a Smart PVD device for detection of onset of postpartum hemorrhage, public for use Automatic External Defibrillator (AED) bespoke for Uganda, and Spinal corset to aid in alleviating Low Back Pain.

The Dr. Lee Jong Wook fellowship program began in 2007 in memory of Dr. Lee Jong Wook, the first South Korean to serve as the Director-General of the World Health Organization. The fellowship program is an invitational training program that aims to strengthen the capacity of healthcare workforce in partner countries through systemic and practical health and medical education and training. We were particularly invited to the Biomedical engineering training course that was hosted at Eulji University from May 22nd to August 7th 2023.

The fellowship course programs on Biomedical Engineering specific contents were: Training about biomedical engineering and management of various medical equipment; acquiring knowledge on the Korean biomedical engineering system and applying it and; Building a network among the partner countries for sustainable development.

The Uganda Cancer Institute (UCI) is a leading provider of cancer treatment and research in Uganda. Our mission is to provide comprehensive and state-of-the-art cancer services, promote early detection, and improve outcomes for individuals affected by cancer. With a team of highly skilled oncologists, surgeons, radiologists, and support staff, we deliver personalized treatment plans, advanced diagnostics, supportive care services, and participate in clinical trials and research to advance cancer care.

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