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Young people and noncommunicable disease

Ageism shouldn’t block messages that encourage younger people to adopt healthy lifestyles that prevent them | DR. PELIN INCESU | Young people have always been critical drivers of change. From Soweto, where children rose up against apartheid, to Malala standing up for girls’ education, to Greta and the school strikers …

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Experts want oral illnesses recognized as Non-Communicable Diseases

Burden of oral disease is high and still increasing even among children estimated at about 90 percent Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Oral health practitioners have urged the government to recognize and give attention to oral diseases just like other Non-Communicable Diseases such as cancer and heart disease. The practitioners …

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Health ministry calls for strengthening of nutrition laws

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Assistant Commissioner in charge of Nutrition in the Ministry of Health, Samalie Namukose has asked Members of Parliament to strengthen laws and policies related to food and nutrition to prevent the risk of Non-Communicable Diseases-NCDs. Namukose made the statement on Monday at the start …

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Activists appeal for more research to control tobacco use

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Activists involved in tobacco control are calling upon African governments to fund scientific research aimed at eliminating the use of tobacco-related products. The call was made on Tuesday during the first Africa Conference on Tobacco Control and Development. According to the scientists, while many countries …

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MPs want free diabetes and hypertension treatment for Ugandans

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Legislators have passed a motion urging government to prioritize investment in Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) and also provide free drugs to Ugandans ailing for them. Kanungu Woman MP, Patience Nkunda, in moving the motion, advocated for provision of free drugs to Ugandans suffering from diabetes and high …

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Kampala gets COVID-19 vaccine outreach support from bloomberg philanthropies

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Kampala has been named among the 18 cities in low- and middle-income countries that qualify for grants targeting COVID-19 vaccines preparedness.  The funding from the Bloomberg Philanthropies’ Partnership for Healthy Cities initiative will see Uganda’s Capital city receive up to $50000 funding to support communication awareness needed for …

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Health workers in Jinja trained in prevention of NCDs

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Protestant Medical Bureau-UPMB and Healthy Heart Africa-HHA, have trained 35 health workers in the management and prevention of non-communicable diseases at lower health facilities in Jinja district. In a five day training concluded at the Jinja Civil Service College on Friday, health workers …

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