Mr Christopher Kwizera, the chief executive officer of UNCDA, stated that Health centres don’t have even basic equipment to screen people with NCDs such as blood pressure machines

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Kampala. Many workers in health centre IIIs and IVs cannot diagnose or treat non-communicable diseases, a survey has indicated. Conducted in 10 districts by the Uganda Non-communicable Disease Alliance (UNCDA), a non-governmental organisation, the survey found that other than lacking the necessary skills, the health workers were also not exposed due to lack of basic screening equipment. Mr Christopher Kwizera, the chief executive officer of UNCDA, stated that 67 per cent of the health workers lacked the capacity to treat NCDs

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