The Growing Crisis of NCDs
We approach healthcare challenges differently – and that’s a good thing!
Our Rose Uganda Creative Arts Team (RUCAT) is tackling the growing crisis of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in a big way with their talents in music, dance and the arts. NCDs are responsible for 36% of all deaths in Uganda and are likely to increase if deliberate action is not taken.
Thanks to the grant funding from AstraZeneca’s Young Health Programme, we are building up enthusiastic support of our campaign to #ACTonNCDs with students from Alliance Secondary School and Golden High School as they create poetry and drama skits that drive home the severity of addiction. Our objective is to educate youth on the harmful effects of alcoholic drinking so they will live a healthy adult life.
As a result of RUCAT’s awareness campaigns on the growing crisis of NCDs, we are gaining recognition by school administrators, health professionals and the media. Watch the informative interview on Spirit TV/Uganda featuring our Director of Nutrition, Haidar Luboobi, who explains about non-communicable diseases, why they are killing people of all ages and what can be done for their prevention.
Tackling social behavior change in our campaign to reduce NCDs
As part of our campaign to #ACTonNCDs, we are holding a panel presentation on September 29th, 9:00AM PST. Be sure to join us as we discuss this crisis and what #RoseUgandaTeam is doing about it.
Our awareness campaign addresses the dangers of alcoholic drinking through the use of music and videos. This unique approach to prevention is designed to capture the attention of all those who enjoy music and the arts.