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HAPPENING: @JaneRuth_Aceng is addressing the media about the National Day of Physical Activity. #BeatNCDs
@JaneRuth_Aceng .@JaneRuth_Aceng: Last year, @GovUganda launched the National Day of Physical Activity (NDPA). The day will be held every second Sunday of July as a way of strengthening Government’s efforts in the prevention and control of Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs). #BeatNCDs
@JaneRuth_Aceng @GovUganda .@JaneRuth_Aceng: This year @MinofHealthUG will celebrate the day on Sunday, 14th July at Kololo Independence Grounds under the theme: “My health, My responsibility.” #BeatNCDs
@JaneRuth_Aceng @GovUganda @MinofHealthUG .@JaneRuth_Aceng: This will be to inform the population about the importance of physical activity, its relevance in prevention Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) and premature mortality from lifestyle diseases. #BeatNCDs
@JaneRuth_Aceng @GovUganda @MinofHealthUG .@JaneRuth_Aceng: The prevalence of NCDs is anticipated to increase if individuals do NOT change to an active lifestyle. Despite global commitments by all @WHO member states to reduce physical inactivity by 10% by 2025. #BeatNCDs
@JaneRuth_Aceng @GovUganda @MinofHealthUG @WHO .@JaneRuth_Aceng: Physical inactivity is reported as the 4th leading risk factor for death globally; causing 6% of deaths worldwide. It is estimated that 1 in every 4 adults globally is not physically active enough. #BeatNCDs
@JaneRuth_Aceng @GovUganda @MinofHealthUG @WHO .@JaneRuth_Aceng: @MinofHealthUG is currently developing the National Physical Activity guidelines and supporting the promotion of physical education in schools as part of the efforts to increase physical activity among the population. #BeatNCDs
@JaneRuth_Aceng @GovUganda @MinofHealthUG @WHO .@JaneRuth_Aceng: The 2nd National Physical Activity day will be commemorated at Kololo Ceremonial Grounds on Sunday, 14th July, 2019. The Guest of Honor will be the President of Uganda, @KagutaMuseveni. #BeatNCDs
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