Museveni, who was speaking to the nation on Saturday as the country marks the World Population Day, noted that 891,000 people have high blood pressure, 534,000 people have heart disease and 229,000 are diabetic.
Florence will use Artificial Intelligence, to help smokers develop personalized plans to quit tobacco, deliver cessation services to support them overcome both physical and mental addictions, while also dispelling myths around COVID-19 and smoking. Florence is available 24/7 via video stream or text.
At the time of the announcement, Uganda had recorded more than 1000 cases of the virus, within a space of three months. With 938 recoveries recorded thus far, there are still 219 active cases and 1,685 people under quarantine.