Health experts have expressed concern over the increasing cases of non-communicable diseases such as cancer, high blood pressure and diabetes among others across the country.
Dr. Stephen Bwekiingo Twinomugisha, a member of the maternal child health Technical working group at the Ministry of Health attributes the increase to the feeding habits of people, explaining that feeding on junk food or fried foods increased the risk of contracting such diseases due to the unwanted fatty oils that destabilise the body systems.
He explained that lack of enough exercises among others reasons also contributed to non-communicable diseases.
Now Dr Twinomugisha, who is also director of Blessed Touch clinics in Western Uganda wants people embrace screening to know how their bodies are behaving or else shock can hit at any time.
He made remarks on Thursday at St Luke’s Muriisa COU Ntungamo District during the fundraising drive towards the construction of priests’ residence and visitation of Christians from Rukondo COU Sheema District.
Dr Twinomugisha also urged all believers to stop entrusting their votes to leaders who later neglect them and failed to honour their promises they made during the campaigns.
The service was led by the dean St Mathew’s Kyamate the Very Rev Canon Joash Tushangomujuni who asked believer to always exhibit tolerance, love and work for the Lord such that God will in turn multiply their blessings.
Rev Canon Tushangomujuni told Mothers Union to be humble before God and exemplary if they are attract more Christian women in the Union.
The parish priest Rev Sam Turinawe welcomed over 50 delegations of Christians from Rukondo COU Sheema District as friends of the church.
Over Shs9 million was raised.
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