Expectant Mothers with NCD’s to be Monitored

Winnie Mukasa, a midwife in Mubende sensitizing expectant mothers

President Yoweri Museveni has said he has no problem with increasing teachers’ salaries as his fellow presidential aspirants are accusing him wherever they are campaigning.

Addressing residents of Abim central village, no rx Abim Town Council in Abim district, viagra buy Karamoja sub region on Tuesday afternoon, ed Museveni said he is willing to increase the salaries but noted he has to first concentrate on issues that affect the citizens collectively.

“I have a problem where people in parliament don’t listen to my advice but focus on increasing salaries. Besigye also talks about giving a lot of money to teachers in one year but I am not against giving teachers money,” Museveni said.

“We must start with people’s welfare like through operation wealth creation and infrastructure like roads, schools, health centers and electricity. Teachers like other people have relatives who are not well off and putting more money into operation wealth creation would be helping them (relatives).By supporting their relatives, we are also supporting teachers. If anyone tells me the teachers’ relatives are not happy with me improving their wealth, then I will side with Besigye on giving a lot of money to teachers.”

The president said he would increase funding to the operation wealth program in a bid to see that many families’ incomes also rise.

He asked the area Members of Parliament to support his efforts to see that funding to the operation wealth creation and NAADS is increased.

On the issue of water shortage, Museveni revealed that a design had been completed waiting for the project to kick off where 10 more valley dams and tanks would be constructed adding on the existing ones.

In an interview with Chimpreports, the state minister for water Ronald Kibuule said cabinet has put much emphasis on seeing that Karamoja sub region is uplifted to match with other areas.

“We have finalized a program of digging valley dams that would ensure the Karamajong families have enough water for their animals so that they can no longer move from place to place. This way they will be able to start practicing farming and sustain their lives,” Kibuule said.

Earlier, there was a lot of excitement when President Museveni arrived dressed in a yellow linen shirt, grey trouser and signature hat while being escorted by the First Lady and Minister for Karamoja Janet Museveni.

The supporters went crazy when the president who was dressed in the local ‘Nanga’ attire disembarked from his vehicle and saluted them in the local dialect.

Collaborating for Health and Ugandans in the Diaspora health foundation, case through Uganda Non Communicable diseases have launched a “health mothers health babies” campaign in Mubende district.

The campaign is aimed at tackling Non Communicable Diseases(NCD’s)  like Cancer, medications high blood pressure and other heart diseases among the pregnant mothers.

The organizations have put in place a number of health workers to monitor the expectant mothers who have been diagnosed with NCD’s as well as those who are at high risks of getting such diseases.

The CEO of UNCDA, cost Grace Amongi Oyire revealed that the project is focusing on expectant mothers because they are at a higher risk.

“For those found  with the diseases, we have instituted a group of doctors, midwives and some volunteers who will visit all mothers with such diseases, sensitize and monitor them.” said Oyire.

Ms. Oyire added that this project has not replaced the current antenatal package provided by the ministry of health but it’s a supplement project which focuses on NCDs risk factors among women.

“NCDs are silent killers that’s why I advise my fellow women to always go for periodical  check ups.

Oyire further said the 6 months project of health mothers health babies which is ending in February 2016 will be rolled out in other districts once it has been  successfully carried out in Mubende.


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