Officials from ministry of Health headed by permanent secretary Dr. Diana Atwine met the Katikkiro of Buganda Charles Peter Mayiga and penned down a memorandum of understanding that is aimed at promoting immunisation and good hygiene in Buganda kingdom.
In the meeting that took place on Thursday at Bulange Mengo, Mayiga was excited with the move and noted that it will strengthen already existing relationship between the kingdom and the ministry of Health.
He noted that the imitative will help in promoting and the boasting the health of the people of Buganda which will in turn will help to improve economic productivity.
“The kingdom prioritises health. Health is key to human development and we want to render support to government initiatives in the health sector especially in areas where our support can lead to the success of those programs, “he said.
He noted that emphasis will also be put on personal hygiene,sanitation ,oral hygiene and the general health campaigns in a bid to control communicable diseases such as HIV/AIDS, cholera, skin diseases among others.
“We have worked together before with the health sector. We want to formalise that arrangement by signing memorandum of understanding,” he said.
Dr. Atwine said that the sector has singled out cultural leaders among the many interventions to help in the promotion of good health in different parts of the country
She applauded Buganda kingdom for actively showing interest in working with the ministry of Health.
“We are glad that Buganda has been actively supporting the screening of sickle cell. The Kabaka dedicated three of his birthdays to support this cause. We are so appreciative,” she said.