By MILDRED KATONGO –
PRESIDENT Edgar Lungu will lead the nation in the National Health Week Campaign aimed at raising awareness and combat communicable and non communicable diseases.
Health minister Chitalu Chilufya said President Lungu will lead the national campaign for good health and wellness which would run from today until May 12.
The minister said this in a televised national address on Zambia National Broadcasting Corporation last evening to launch the health week.
Dr Chilufya said in this week all activities would be done normally in their quest to combat public health challenges.
He said government was leaving no one behind as the theme suggested because public health challenges were of concern and that during this week, the nation would stand together and agree to campaign for wellness and good health.
“The National Health Week Campaign will be conducted from the May 7 to 12. The national health week was agreed upon by Cabinet. This is the week when the President leads the nation in a campaign for good health and wellness. During this week we will raise awareness of public health challenges, including tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS and malaria,” he said.
Dr Chilufya said awareness would also be raised on some of the non-communicable diseases that were influenced by lifestyle.
He said the President would lead in activities, to avoid non-communicable diseases, such as physical exercise, good nutrition among many other interventions.
Dr Chilufya said the President’s involvement in the campaign was an indication that the Government was committed to having a healthy nation.
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