Kampala, Gulu population stands high risk of suffering heart disease

By Deo Wasswa
Kampala and Gulu district have been named as the most towns with a population which is  at risk of suffering from heart related diseases .
According to a report released by prudential insurance company indicates Mukono is one of the healthiest town in in terms of having a few people at risky of suffering from non communicable diseases followed by Entebbe town.
The report Further reveals that one out of the 4 adults in Uganda suffers from high blood pressure which is a major cause of heart related diseases,and 24.3% of the total population  in Uganda are suffering from hypertension.
The survey conducted by prudential Uganda measured the five risk of acquiring heart disease based on five  risk factors which includes, hypertension, consumption of alcohol, inactivity, poor diet and low awareness of heat disease
The findings have been announced to day  during the official launch of a three day prudential heart camp organised at railway grounds  in Kampala to extend free treatment to Ugandans with  non communicable diseases
in his remarks during the launch, the Director health services at the ministry of health Dr.Charles Olaro noted that 40% of all the death occurring in Uganda are due to non communicable diseases and 9% out of the 40% die of heart related diseases ,5% die of cancer .