Friday , January 28 2022
Home / Tag Archives: NCDs

Tag Archives: NCDs

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 …

Read More »

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 …

Read More »

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 …

Read More »

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 …

Read More »

AMREF Africa CEO calls for increased taxes on sugar

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | The global Chief Executive Officer of international NGO, AMREF Africa, Dr. Gitahi Githinji, has called for legislation on fast foods and sugar if Uganda is to tackle the growing public health threat of Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs). He said recent statistics are showing that globally …

Read More »

WHO report offers leaders tips on tackling NCDs

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A new report by the World Health Organisation-WHO has offered tips to leaders on tackling accidents and Non Communicable Diseases-NCDs. The report, power of cities: tackling Non Communicable Diseases and road traffic injuries, notes that although cities face a lot of public health challenges from …

Read More »