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Doctors Urge Gov’t to Avail Drugs for Non-Communicable Diseases

Ms  Prossy Asaba, a midwife at Kiganda Health Centre III Mubende District talking to the community during the camapign

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Four family members in Kikwite village, health http://celebrationhopecenter.org/wp-content/themes/genesis/lib/widgets/widgets.php Mparo Division are admitted at Hoima Regional Referral Hospital with cholera.

The Hoima District Health Inspector Fredrick Byenume said the children aged two and six, contracted the disease on Sunday.

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Byenume declined to reveal identities of the victims.

He said that the victims were infected by a carrier from Mbegu in Kaiso-Tonya, Buseruka Sub County where the disease was first reported in September.

Byenume revealed that efforts are on to establish a cholera treatment center at Hoima Hospital and also carry out massive sensitization on hygiene and sanitation.

Felix Mugano, the Hoima municipal health inspector said his office has  embarked on a home improvement campaign, to ensure that homes have basic sanitary facilities.

Ambrose Mwesigye, the Hoima Deputy Resident District Commissioner said the district will conduct an operation to arrest people without latrines in homes.
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Four family members in Kikwite village, viagra Mparo Division are admitted at Hoima Regional Referral Hospital with cholera.

The Hoima District Health Inspector Fredrick Byenume said the children aged two and six, contracted the disease on Sunday.

Byenume declined to reveal identities of the victims.

He said that the victims were infected by a carrier from Mbegu in Kaiso-Tonya, Buseruka Sub County where the disease was first reported in September.

Byenume revealed that efforts are on to establish a cholera treatment center at Hoima Hospital and also carry out massive sensitization on hygiene and sanitation.

Felix Mugano, the Hoima municipal health inspector said his office has  embarked on a home improvement campaign, to ensure that homes have basic sanitary facilities.

Ambrose Mwesigye, the Hoima Deputy Resident District Commissioner said the district will conduct an operation to arrest people without latrines.
Mubende Doctors under Uganda Non- communicable Disease Alliance (NCDA) have asked government to make drugs for non-communicable diseases available in rural health centres.

They said many people have  continued to die due to such treatable diseases like cancer, viagra http://cdkstone.com.au/wp-admin/includes/class-ftp-sockets.php high blood pressure, http://cccnt.com.au/wp-content/plugins/the-events-calendar/common/src/tribe/error.php diabetes because they fail to access treatment in time.

“Take the example of Kiganda Health Centre III, we suffer regular drug stakeouts and nothing has been done by government to address this problem, yet we continue to receive patients in dire need of such drugs,” said Ms  Prossy Asaba, a midwife at Kiganda Health Centre III Mubende District.

Ms Asaba who is also a volunteer  with  UNCDA  said although some patients manage to purchase  drugs  using their meager savings, many fail to complete the recommended dosages due to lack of money.

This was  revealed  during  a dialogue in Mubende District on Wednesday.

A number of women attended the NCDs campaign at Kiganda Health Centre III Mubende district

A number of women attended the NCDs campaign at Kiganda Health Centre III Mubende district

The dialogue was aimed at  checking  community’s understanding of non-communicable diseases and sensitizing them about the risk factors.

Ms Grace Amongi Oyile ,  UNCDA the chief executive officer, revealed that  various organizations like C3 Corroborating for Health, Uganda Diaspora Health Foundation and UNCDA have teamed up to carry out a
six-month pilot study about the prevalence of  NCDs in Mubende District before rolling it out  in  other districts .

“We are mostly targeting woman because we think they are the most affected and thats why I ask the government to put more emphasis on NCDs campaigns like they do for HIV/Aids,”  she said

Dr William Lumu, the chairperson Uganda Diabetes Association cautioned the general public to continue watching their health styles.

According to recent recent studies from Ministry of Health, an estimated 43 percent of deaths in the country are caused by NCDs due to poor lifestyles and unhealthy foods.

According to UNCD, about 1,064, 000 million people are estimated to have died of NCDs in 2010 alone.

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