By Our Reporter
KAMPALA- SHIFTMEDIA- The Director Public Health at Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) Dr Ayel Okello has reechoed the need to prioritize health living among urban folks.
Ayel said healthy diets and nutritious food should be given priority for both children and adults.
Dr Ayel was having an interface with the Center for Food and Adequate Living Rights (CEFROHT) team led by the Executive Director David Kabanda at the White Hall in Kampala on Friday.
According to a statement from CEFROHT website, the two entities were having a discussion on the promotion of healthy diets and physical activity geared towards reducing the rising cases of Non-Communicable Diseases in Uganda.
NCDs accounts for 41 million death globally and 27% ( out of 335,000 deaths in Uganda) with serious effects on the health of millions of lives across Uganda.
“For everyone to realize their right to an adequate living, life, health among other rights, promotion of healthy dies and safe nutritious food should be given priority,” said Ayel.
David Kabanda the CEFROHT boss said these discussions will boost the promotion of healthy diets and physical activities, which are an essential aspect for better living.
Similarly, CEFROHT has also launched the Uganda Law Society Food and Agriculture Law cluster to promote healthy living. The launch follows the training of legal practitioners on how to use the law to promote healthy diets in Uganda.
The training was in partnership with the International Development Law Organisation (IDLO).
The legal practitioners agreed that the right to adequate food is fundamental and should be promoted, protected and fulfilled like all other fundamental rights.
Diana Angwech the Vice President Uganda Law Society said: “Rights are interdependent, without access to safe and nutritious food, then the rights to life, health among other rights, cannot be realized.”
CEFROHT is the host for the ULS food and Agriculture law cluster in Uganda.
The Center for Food and Adequate Living Rights is a human rights not-for-profit organisation that applies a human rights-based approach to food, nutrition, trade and investment systems.
It was launched in 2019 and is duly registered with the Uganda National NGO Bureau.