Our aim is to empower PLWNCDs and create community advocates to educate others on the prevention of NCDs

National Physical Activity Day

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Beginning the year 2018, the Ministry of Health will be marking the National Day of Physical Activity every second Sunday of July, every year. on Sunday, 8th July 2018,  The Ministry of health in partnership with Uganda Non Communicable Diseases Alliance (UNCDA)  Inaugurated  the National Physical Activity Day (NPAD)  under the theme “Be Physically Active, Be Healthy” to inform the population about the importance of physical activity, its relevance in preventing Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) and keeping healthy.

Being physically inactive is a major risk factor for developing NCDs such as cardiovascular diseases, cancers, chronic respiratory diseases and diabetes. Insufficient physical activity is one of the leading risk factors for global mortality and is on the rise in many countries, adding to the burden of NCDs and affecting general health worldwide. People who are insufficiently active have a 20% to 30% increased risk of death compared to people who are sufficiently active.

Participants in line for checking their life status on NCDs during the Inaugurated of National Physical Activity Day (NPAD) under the theme “Be Physically Active at Kololo Airfield on 8th July 2018

Some of the benefits of physical activity include;

  1. Improved cardio-respiratory and muscular fitness
  2. Improved bone & functional health
  3. Reduced risks of suffering from; hypertension, stroke, coronary heart disease, depression, breast and colon cancer.
  4. Reduced risks of falls and vertebral or hip fractures
  5. Better weight control and energy balance.

Our aim: To leverage the National campaign against physical inactivity as one of the major risks to heart health and NCDs in Uganda, raise awareness on being physically fit and recognizing national efforts to control NCDs.

During the National Physical Activity Day (NPAD) Uganda NCD Alliance managed to carryout screening for the 3 major NCDs –diabetes, Cancer, Cardiovascular disease

Advocate for the development and implementation of physical activity and practice in Uganda

Create increased understanding and awareness about NCDs through a NCDs communication strategy.

Provide comprehensive Patient support package for people living with NCDs.