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Membership Information

Admission for Membership

All persons wishing to become members of the Association shall submit a formal application for membership to the Executive Secretary of the Association.

Application for Membership:

  • Every application for membership shall be in the form prescribed by the Executive Committee.
  • Each application shall be proposed and seconded by two fully paid up members.
  • The information contained in the application shall be presented to all members of the Executive Committee at its next meeting at which the application will be considered.
  • Each application for membership shall be considered by the Executive Committee which shall ensure that the applicant meets the qualifications required by the Constitution and supports the objectives of the Association, after which it shall decide whether or not to admit the applicant for membership and in what category.
  • The acceptance or refusal for membership shall be communicated in writing to the applicant in a period of three (3) months after the receipt of such application.
  • Where the application has been refused, an explanation for such refusal shall be communicated to the applicant. A further application may be submitted after a period of twelve (12) months.

 

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