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Welcome to MEWATA

The Medical Women Association of Tanzania (MEWATA) is affiliated to the Medical Women International Association and Medical Association of Tanzania. MEWATA is comprised of Tanzania women who are medical and dental practitioners registered by Tanganyika Medical Council (Medical Council of Tanganyika). MEWATA was founded in 1987 and registered as a voluntary NGO in 1989. The Association has over 300 members. The vision of MEWATA is "Healthy Tanzanian population accessing quality health services that are affordable and sustainable through efficient and effective support systems.

MEWATA mission is "to advocate for and facilitate provisions of quality health services among women, young people, children and men through existing social systems and capacity building among health professionals." The long term goals of MEWATA are: to contribute to the improved quality of life and social well-being, with particular focus on women, young children and men, to contribute to national efforts in capacity building of health sector with particular focus on female medical professionals and health delivery systems and to encourage and provide opportunities for medical women to identity health problems of the communities they serve and utilize their skills and training in solving or alleviating such problems. 

 

 

 

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MY LIFE, MY HEALTH

 Healthy diet according to WHO to reduce the risk of cancer and other non communicable diseases

  • A healthy diet helps protect against malnutrition in all its forms, as well as non communicable diseases (NCDs), including diabetes, heart disease, stroke and cancer.
  • Unhealthy diet and lack of physical activity are leading global risks to health.
  • Healthy dietary practices start early in life breastfeeding fosters healthy growth and improves cognitive development, and may have longer-term health benefits, like reducing the risk of becoming overweight or obese and developing NCDs later in life.
  • Energy intake (calories) should be in balance with energy expenditure. Evidence indicates that total fat should not exceed 30% of total energy intake to avoid unhealthy weight gain, with a shift in fat consumption away from saturated fats to unsaturated fats, and towards the elimination of industrial trans fats.
  • Limiting intake of free sugars to less than 10% of total energy intake is part of a healthy diet. A further reduction to less than 5% of total energy intake is suggested for additional health benefits.
  • Keeping salt intake to less than 5 g per day helps prevent hypertension and reduces the risk of heart disease and stroke in the adult population.
  • WHO Member States have agreed to reduce the global population’s intake of salt by 30% and halt the rise in diabetes and obesity in adults and adolescents as well as in childhood overweight by 202.

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Pics of MEWATA AGM 2016
MEWATA scientific conference and Annual General Meeting was conducted on 18th November 2016 in Mwanza region. Members from different regions and zones participated this important meeting. This year AGM will be conducted in Dar es Salaam MORE GALLERY