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MOH to promote NCD prevention through rugby

By Johnson Were

Added 14th January 2016 07:01 PM

The partnership will enable the health service providers to use sports (Rugby) to sensitise the public about the NCDs during their second Phase of “My life Health and My Fitness camp.”

MOH to promote NCD prevention through rugby

(L-R) Annet Kyarimpa (Reproductive Health Uganda); Ramsey Olinga (CEO URU); Connie Kekihembo (Health 24 Uganda); Dr.Gerald Mutungi (ministry of Health); Solomon Oyebode (MD Clapper house) and Margret Rujumba (Case Hospital) at launch of My Life Health and Fitness camp Project Partnershio with URU at Lugogo on January 14,2016. PHOTO BY JOHNSON WERE

The partnership will enable the health service providers to use sports (Rugby) to sensitise the public about the NCDs during their second Phase of “My life Health and My Fitness camp.”

Nile Special Premier Rugby League

Friday at Kyadondo:

Heathens v Warriors,5pm

Saturday Kyadondo Rugby Ground

Ezee Money Rhinos v Sadolin Mongers, 2:30pm

Buffaloes v Rams, 4:30pm

Makerere Rugby Ground

Black Pirates v Gulu Elephant, 2:30pm
Impis v Kobs, 4:30pm

The Nile Special Premier Rugby League continues on Friday January 15, 2015 at Kyadondo rugby club with Hima Cement Heathens coach Robert Sseguya urging his charges to go for a bonus point against Mutoni Warriors.

"We lost 2 points against Pirates when we opted for a physical approach game and we should not repeat such a mistake again because we want a bonus point," Sseguya told New Vision Thursday.

"Let's go and maximise points before we get to tough games ahead," Sseguya added.

 eathens players in reen in their game against irates last aturday the game ended 1717    Heathens players in Green in their game against Pirates last Saturday. the game ended 17-17.PHOTO BY JOHNSON WERE

 

Meanwhile rugby players and fraternity will access free non communicable deceases (NCDs) screening at rugby clubs in Kampala, Gulu and other regions effective this Saturday at Kyadondo Rugby Club.

This is after the ministry of Health in partnership with private health service providers Reproductive Health Uganda, Case hospital and Health 24 entered in a partnership with Uganda Rugby Union.

The partnership will enable the health service providers to use sports (Rugby) to sensitise the public about the NCDs during their second Phase of "My life Health and My Fitness camp."

Dr. Gerald Mutungi, the NCD Project Manager in the ministry of Health commended URU and the private health Service providers for the initiative.

"There is high increase of cancer, mental illness, Diabetes, Hepatitis B in the country yet they can easily be preventable," Mutungi stated.

"I appeal to the youth to avoid smoking, drinking harmful alcohol and other drugs," he added.

URU CEO Ramsey Olinga pledged total commitment from the union and urged all rugby clubs to support the project for the good of the community and the athletes.

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