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Lions Club vow to fight trachoma, diabetes

By Francis Emorut

Added 17th February 2019 12:07 PM

In his remarks the District Governor of Lions Club International District 411B, Robert Munanura informed the guests that Lions focus is to fight trachoma, diabetes and environment conservation.

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The former minister of EAC affairs Shem Bageine (left) and Lions member toast to good health during the installation of members of Rwambara Lions Club at Silver Spring Hotel in Kampala on Friday Feb 15, 2019. Photo by Francis Emorut

In his remarks the District Governor of Lions Club International District 411B, Robert Munanura informed the guests that Lions focus is to fight trachoma, diabetes and environment conservation.

The Lions Club of Kampala Central has vowed to fight trachoma and diabetes in the country.

The former minister of East African Community affairs, Shem Bageine told guests that there is need to continue constructing eye units across the country in the fight against trachoma.
 
"We need to provide health services and reverse preventable blindness which is affecting some of our people," Bageine said.
 
He made the remarks during the induction of new members to the Lions and charter presentation of Lions Club of Bwambara at Silver Springs Hotel in Kampala on Friday.
 
He advised the new club members to offer help to the needy in community and also fight poverty.
 
"You need to offer help without any coercion to serve. You must fight against poverty and hopelessness among the people in Bwambara," he said.
 
He called for expeditious region integration of EAC partner states so as to achieve political federation as this would expand the network of Lions.
 
"If we succeed in integration process we shall achieve political federation and Lions will be part of the process," he stated.
 
In his remarks the District Governor of Lions Club International District 411B, Robert Munanura informed the guests that Lions focus is to fight trachoma, diabetes and environment conservation.
 
He implored the new entrants to the Club to serve the disadvantaged in society selflessly and recruit more members to the club.
 
He urged the Lions to work hard in order to attain the status of district governor by hitting the target of 1,250 by June from 1,047.
 
Emmanuel Kansiime, the past president of the Lions Club of Kampala Central, explained that the Lions will embark on diabetes awareness creation in the country to educate the public on how to prevent the disease and seek medical treatment.
 
He appealed to Ugandans to join Lions movement to serve humanity especially the vulnerable people.
 
Rujumbura MP Fred Turyamwesa and his wife Jenipher Turyamwesa were among the 32 Lions inducted and a member of Lions Club of Bwambara.
 
He pledged to serve society diligently.
 
"It's exciting to join the club to offer service to the communities and I have joined at the time the service is most needed by the people of Bwambara and Rukungiri at large," Turyamwesa said.
 
During the induction the new entrants were taken through the oath of service.
 
 
Trachoma
 
Trachoma is an infectious disease of the eye caused by bacterium chlamydia trachomatics. Is easily spread through direct personal contact shared towels, cloths and flies that have come in contact with the eyes or nose of infected person.
 
The infection causes a roughening of the inner surface of the eyelids. This roughening can lead to pain in the eyes, break down of the outer surface of comes of the eyes and eventual blindness.
 
 
Diabetes
 
Diabetes is a disease that occurs when your blood glucose called blood sugar is too high. It's one of the non communicable diseases. 

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