AfricaPress-Tanzania: TANZANIANS have been urged to get rid of non-communicable diseases by changing their lifestyle as well as controlling their eating behaviours.
The advice was issued in Bahi District by Dr Tumaini Haonga from the Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children during a seminar to create awareness on how to avoid such diseases.
According to him, having proper diet was paramount on people’s health.
He underscored the need to capitalise on eating food with much protein like white meat, fish, eggs or milk, among others.
The medical expert said such kind of food helps in making the body immunity strong as well as ensuring efficiency of the body.
“Even using food with starch like maize, cassava, potatoes and bananas, among others, makes the body strong and active,” he said.
He further asked residents in the district to use a lot of drinking water as well as exercising regularly.
“It is the government’s intention to make sure that people are protected from both communicable and non-communicable diseases,” he said.
Bahi Ward Medical Officer, Angelica Mpambwa asked residents to consider all precautionary measures given by doctors and other medical experts.
On his part, Dodoma regional coordinator for vaccines, Paul Mageni asked residents in Dodoma Region to take all precautionary measures to avoid lifestyle diseases like blood pressure and diabetes, among others