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.
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.