Discussing National Health Insurance Scheme Bill - Ebbago lya yinsuwa y'ebyobulamu n'ebirungi byalyoThe National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) Bill was passed by parliament in April 2021. This bill will help Ugandans in both formal and informal sectors achieve some basic Universal Health Coverage with reduced medical costs.
In this Luganda show, the UHCA Coordinator Baguma Richard was hosted on Salt TV Uganda on 6th April 20201 to discuss it. Three things to note from his discussion:
1. He is grateful to the Parliament of Uganda for passing the law which has been in the making for nearly two decades. This will help in contributing to improving the health of Ugandans
2. He appealed to the President of Uganda H.E Kaguta Yoweri Museveni to ascent to the law when it comes to his desk.
3. He also expressed his grave concern at the attempts to withdraw the bill by the State Minister for Health Ms.Nabanja Robinah even when it had been passed by the cabinet in 2019.
Original Video can be found on Salt TV Facebook via this link
UHCA and ATCA Launch "The Big Tobacco Allies" Survey ReportCivil society actors have accused the tobacco industry of marketing its dangerous products to young people using a cover of allies especially NGOs and environmental conservation groups.
According to a survey conducted by Uganda Health Communication Alliance (UHCA) with support from African Tobacco Control Alliance (ATCA), the tobacco industry gives huge sums of money to organizations. These organizations work with young people in order to portray themselves as safe an act that is contrary to Uganda’s Tobacco Control Act 2015 (TCA). The survey report dubbed “The Big Tobacco Allies” reveals a number of intermediaries of Big Tobacco and how they serve the interest of the tobacco industry in Uganda.
Findings of the report can be obtained from www.healthuganda.org
The Journey of Uganda Health Communication Alliance (UHCA)Appearing on UBC Television's program (The Journey Our Story), UHCA Coordinator Richard Baguma share the reasons for the commencement of the Alliance and how far it has come over these years in terms of health communication.
Big Tobacco tactics targeting the young generation exposed by Cliff AbenaitweA media fellow under Uganda Health Communication Alliance, Cliff took his investigative skills to the streets of Kampala to report about the tactics the Tobacco Industry uses to target the young generation into tobacco use.
Though supporting journalists and health reporters like him, UHCA is able to increase awareness creation in Uganda about the tobacco industry marketing, dangers of tobacco use among others.
This video was got from his Youtube Channel https://www.youtube.com/watch?app=desktop&feature=share&v=RgeYI87fz_o
DANGERS OF TOBACCO USE IN YOUTH (Luganda)Tobacco use continues to be a leading risk factor and cause for various sicknesses and death. Yet many young people are still using it especially amidst the target marketing from the tobacco industry towards the youths.
In this video aired on StarTv Uganda during this COVID19 period, UHCA used the youth show as a means to inform the masses about tobacco harm. It was in the local language of Luganda which is well understood by many Ugandans.
Impact of alcohol use during COVID19 lock downOn 28th August, UHCA Coordinator Mr.Baguma Richard and Chairperson of the Uganda Alcohol Policy Alliance were hosted on UBC Tv for the GMU Extra talk show.
Discussion centered on the impact of alcohol use during the COVID19 lock down.
TOBACCO GROWERS TRANSITING FROM TOBACCO TO ALTERNATIVE CROPS LIKE MAIZEHere is the success story of tobacco farmers who transitioned from growing tobacco to other crops like Maize as reported by Tobacco Control and Health journalist Muhumuza Julius.
This documentary tells stories of why these farmers decided to let go of growing tobacco; no profit made and the harmful impact to the health of the growers.
The original video is from: https://youtu.be/qRBpbn7yPsE
Created by: Muhumuza Julius.
Explaining World No Tobacco Day 2020WNTD Theme: Protecting Youth from industry manipulation and preventing them from tobacco nicotine use.
In light of the Tobacco Industry increase with manipulation targeting youths for tobacco use, the World No Tobacco Day 2020 will focus on protecting the young people from the industry.
Research has shown that for years, the tobacco industry has deliberately employed strategic, aggressive and well-resourced tactics to attract youth to tobacco and nicotine products. This has been through tobacco industry in-depth researches and calculated approaches designed to attract the young people. The industry has done this through mainly changing product designs and marketing campaign strategies.
This video explains what World No Tobacco Day is about and how it relates to the African Youth.
COVID19 and World No Tobacco Day 2020In this video, Baguma Richard , UHCA Coordinator explains the dangers of tobacco use as the world prepares to celebrate World No Tobacco Day on 31st May 2020. This was during the early talk show on UBC Television Uganda on 28th May.
He further explained the health and financial costs attributed to tobacco use in all its forms.
Danger of Tobacco use during COVID19The Tobacco Control Advocates in Uganda have encouraged both active and second hand tobacco users to quit especially during this COVID19 pandemic since it increases their chances of severe effects once affected by corona virus.
They also advised the government to desist from accepting contributions from the tobacco industry during this time since it is against the Tobacco Control Act 2015.
Source of original video: https://youtu.be/4Ejjz8jRNHQ?t=2
Countering Tobacco Industry support for COVID19In this Luganda news bulletin on DreamTv, Tobacco Control advocates in Uganda have called out the Government against receiving donations from the tobacco industry during the COVID19 pandemic.
The Tobacco Control Act 2015 prohibits any person(s), body or entity that has influence over public health policies from soliciting or accepting any voluntary contribution from the tobacco industry.
In light of the 250Million contribution from Lead Tobacco and Meridian Ltd as read by H.E President of Uganda on Tuesday 14th April, CSOs under Tobacco Control Uganda group condemned the act since it contravenes section 22 of the Tobacco Control Act 2915 and the World Health Organization's (WHO) Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC).
It is also important to note that use of tobacco products have been showed to cause various illnesses and contribute to death.
Original source of video: https://www.facebook.com/dreamtvug/videos/1307739016097364/?app=fbl
Tobacco and Vulnerability to COVID19Baguma Richard (UHCA Coordinator) explains the relationship between tobacco use and how it renders users vulnerable to COVID19. This was during an interview on 07/mAY/2020 ON SmartTv Uganda.
He emphasized that there has never been any better time for tobacco users to quit than now so as to protect themselves from COVID19.
Original Interview was on Smart Tv Uganda.