Kazo: Diabetes and Hypertension Association launched
People living with diabetes and hypertension in Kazo district have today launched their association dubbed Kazo district diabetes and hypertension Association with an objective to help them improve their quality of life.
Speaking during the launch held at Kazo health center IV on Tuesday, Julius Muhumuza, the association chairperson explained that they started the association to have one voice and raise it to get help from the government especially in acquiring medication.
Muhumuza noted saying that these two conditions have complications and their intention is to create awareness about it, provide training and sensitization to instill discipline and hope among the patients and improve on the care.
Al-Hajji Mawiya Lule, the Resident District Commissioner (RDC) Kazo district appreciated the members for joining the association and also pledged to carry out on-and-off ground monitoring to ensure that their medication and other services are available when needed.
Rev Samuel Mugisha Katugunda, the LC V chairperson Kazo district who represented the Kazo constituency MP, Hon Dan Kimosho as the guest of honor presented a contribution of UGX 1,000,000 from Hon Kimosho towards the activities of the association and pledged that as authorities from the district, they will support the association and people living with hypertension and diabetes.
Leaders of the association appreciated their leaders from the district for heading to their call and said that they are hopeful that this association will help them to get services in time.