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Bristol Myers Squibb Foundation is the our funding partner to MEWATA activities, under Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon project.

MEWATA have been implementing a community based awareness creation and cancer mass screening project in Mwanza, Iringa and Mbeya through the foundation support.

 

Is a global partnership fighting women’s cancers, MEWATA have been an implementing partner for PRRR since 2014. The support from PRRR is well appreciated.

Through this partnership MEWATA was able to secure funds from BMSF for implementing the project in Mwanza, Iringa and Mbeya

 

 

 

 

TAYOA is the implementing partner for pink ribbon red ribbon in Mwanza region. We work with TAYOA in our community activities in Mwanza and other regions.

 

 

T-MARC is the partner for pink ribbon red ribbon in Iringa region. We are partnering with T- MARC in Iringa and other cross cutting activities

 

JHPIEGO is an implementing partner for Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon and PEPFAR in Iringa region

 

We work closely with them in reaching women with cancer screening services in Iringa and joint policy meeting at regional and national level

 

Mbeya HIV Network Tanzania is also a community partner for Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon in Mbeya region. We work closely with MHNT in implementing community mass screening and training of Health Care Providers in Mbeya.

 

 

 

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