Rotary district 9211 on Saturday launched a fitness and nutrition campaign at Speak Resort Munyonyo to promote good health and wellness among citizens.
Rotary district 9211Governor, Damba Rosset said at the launch that the fitness and nutrition campaign is meant to increase the productivity and longevity of the people in Uganda and Tanzania.
She also commended President Yoweri Museven’s effort in the fight against Covid19 which she said has contributed to the good health of Ugandans.
“We are coming out as Rotarians to make a contribution towards the well being of our society through the fitness and nutrition campaign which will benefit the population in longevity, wellness of both physical and mental status,” she said.
She added that Rotary has always and will continue to provide solutions to health challenges that are likely to kill people prematurely.
The guest of honor, Dr. Jane Ruth Acheng represented by the head of non-communicable Diseases at the Ministry of Health, Dr. Gerald Mutungi thanked Rotary for partnering and contributing towards Government initiatives such as the Health and Wellness campaign.
” I want to thank Rotary for inviting us and for partnering with Government to run something good like this, ” said Dr. Mutungi on behalf of Health Minister, Dr. Jane Ruth Acheng.
Mutungi added that many people’s lives are endangered by five risk factors including physical inactivity, stress, tobacco smoking and alcoholism, excess sugar and red meat. He said these expose humans to Cardiovascular diseases and cancers that eventually kill them before the age of 70.
In the discussion panel chaired by Gorret Masadde, a food scientist and president of Rotary club of lake view Kisugu, Dr. Ronnah kezabu Baingana a nutrition scientist emphasized the eating of nutritious food rich in carbohydrates, proteins, vitamins and mineral which helps in repairing and building of the body.
The event that opened with aerobics and dance moves led by coach Geraldine attracted Rotarians and rotaractors from various Rotary clubs in Uganda and Tanzania. Many followed the event through zoom due to restrictions caused by COVID-19.