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Scope of Work

ESD will support MEWATA to achieve the following objectives:

  • Increase awareness among the Ministry of Health, private health care providers, provider training institutions, NGOs and organizations promoting maternal and child health, reproductive health and family planning, and adolescent health at the national, district and community level of the benefits of HTSP and the key HTSP messages.
  • Advocate for the integration of HTSP messages into health policies, guidelines, protocols and training curricula/activities.

Activities:

The following are suggested as activities that MEWATA can implement to achieve the objectives of the scope of work:

  • Liaise with the global secretariat to coordinate HTSP roll-out activities at the national level.
  • Disseminate HTSP messages at the national, district and community level; incorporate HTSP into policies, programs and services through conferences, meetings and other fora.
  • Work with key personnel from the MOH and medical education institutions to develop a plan to operationalize HTSP information and messages into pre and in service curricula and training guidelines.
  • Develop and maintain a local network of institutions and organizations interested in promoting HTSP and share information about HTSP through the network using appropriate communication channels, such as a webpage, list serve, newsletter, etc.
  • Convene regular meetings of network members to share, coordinate and document network members’ activities as well as to identify needed support for effective implementation and operationalization of HTSP messages, especially in MOH policies, guidelines, protocols and training activities.
  • Develop and/or adapt HTSP related tools and materials in consultation with the Global Secretariat.  
  • Work with local media outlets (e.g. TV, radio) to promote HTSP information and messages, in collaboration with the Global Secretariat.

 

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.

PHOTO GALLERY

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