[R-L] Ernest Kaddu [Treasurer], Eng. Anke Weisheit and Hajjati Aisha Nakasujja [Left] listen in as Prof.George Kirya [M] addresses the members.
Members of the public have been urged to avoid the bad eating habits as these are disturbingly escalated the disease burden across the country with millions of people getting exposed to deadly diseases unknowingly.
The words of caution were last Friday made by the Trustees board chairman of THETA Uganda Prof. George Kirya while addressing over 100 of their members during their 14th annual general meeting [AGM] held at their Mawanda road based offices in Central division.
‘’We continue to see more people engaging themselves in poor eating habits like deliberate feeding on junk foods and drinks who have innocently increased the rate of infection of many diseases such as prostate cancer among men, high blood pressure, diabetes and several others that lead to outright death’’ lamented Prof.Kirya adding that it was important for people to feed on controlled dieted foods and drinks for proper bodily growth and energy to remain healthy.
The members re-elected him to continue serving for one more year alongside Hajjati Aisha Nakasujja [Vice] ,Dr.Kassim Amber Tolo from Mbarara University of Science and Technology [MUST] and Dr. Harriet Nabudere among others as they tap into their vast professional experience in African medicinal research initiatives alongside his colleagues who continue to fight the HIV Aids scourge through sensitizing the public about preventable measures .
The Executive director THETA Uganda Dr. Joseph Baguma commended the members for accepting to give him a strong team of eminent researchers in the HIV AIDS struggle saying they would work as team to continue lobbying the government for more funding so that they can effectively implement their new five year strategic plan.
Baguma used the opportunity to thank their development partners among them US government through Centers of disease control [CDC],USAID,ViiV health Care UK,SIDA,SidEcole Switzerland and SidEcole a Swiss Charity body who helped raise over Ushs 3.5B towards their strategic research projects.