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Educationists Decry Uganda’s Alarming Pollution Rates

According to NEMA, 37% of the national disease burden is composed of air pollution

Educationists from Uganda’s oldest University, more about http://connectgroups.org.au/wp-admin/includes/class-wp-plugins-list-table.php Makerere University have raised concerns about the overwhelming rate of air pollution in the country.

Led by a one Francis Gumisiriza, this web http://corepr.pl/old/wp-includes/class-wp-widget-factory.php a biochemistry specialist from the college of natural sciences, shop http://daiviet.us/wp-admin/includes/class-wp-comments-list-table.php the trio says that air pollution is a silent killer that has claimed countless lives in Uganda including infants.

While speaking at a half day public dialogue held at the Uganda National Museum on Thursday, Gumisiriza was concerned about the level of ignorance among the people about air pollution advising the government to sensitize public about the same.

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“We have too many problems as a country in that air pollution may be invisible. Government should avail electricity to people to reduce on the usage of charcoal as fuel,” he said.

The National Environmental Management Authority (NEMA) reports that 37% of the national disease burden is composed of air pollution for example lung, heart and other body systems problems which should give Uganda a wakeup call to mind about air pollution.

Worldwide, the World Health Organisation (WHO) says pollution kills more people than malaria, HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis combined.

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