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15th MEWATA ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING NOVEMBER 2015

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On behalf of the chairperson and executive committee I would like to take this opportunity to invite you all to the 15th Annual General Meeting and Scientific Conference.

This will take place in IRINGA REGION on the 27th November to 28th November 2015 along with election of the executive committee.

The conference will be preceded by a cervical and breast cancer screening campaign in the region on the 25th to 26thof November 2015.

The theme of the conference is “Women and child health challenges in Tanzania: Addressing violence, reproductive health system cancer and sedentary lifestyle diseases”

The association will provide transport to and from Iringa Region, as well as meals and accommodation. Members, kindly ensure that your membership fees are up to date. Please feel free to contact the office for any further questions and assistance.

Members are requested to confirm their participation and registration through these office Telephone numbers 0766-800272 and 0713-839494

Thank you for your continued support and cooperation.

NANI KAMA MAMA!!

Dr. Magdalena A Lyimo

Executive Secretary

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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