Dr William Onyai, the District Health Educator revealed that the population in Gulu District and Gulu City continues to register cases of intestinal worms; river blindness, elephantiasis, flurry worms, bilharzia and lymphatic filariasis among others.
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.
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Samuel Kyomukama, the head of enforcement at the National Drug Authority- NDA says that, they have recovered unspecified amounts of drugs with prescriptions in Asian languages contrary to the NDA’s standard operating procedures which permit them to sell English labelled drugs.
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.
Speaking at State House Entebbe on Friday to mark the World Population day, Museveni urged all leaders to strengthen community mobilization using local radio stations to educate the masses about these dangerous but preventable diseases.