Dr Kaseba launches health check-up project

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Diseases including diabetes, hypertension or high blood pressure are associated with unhealthy diets, physical inactivity, alcohol, drug abuse and tobacco smoking.
She said regular exercise helps people to burn calories which control body weight and combat health conditions and diseases associated with obesity.
“Exercise also improves moods, boosts energy and promotes better sleep. For men, exercises help to improve libido, you don’t need viagra,” Dr Kaseba said.
She said globally, diseases like AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis, which have been leading killers, are under control but non-communicable diseases are now killing more people.
And Dr Kaseba said cervical cancer has been in the shadows of communicable diseases and that in 2010, it became the number one cause of death in the world and is projected to increase at a faster rate in poor and emerging economies.
She said African women will be the hardest hit by the unprecedented rise in cancer cases.
Dr Kaseba said cervical cancer is preventable and can be cured if discovered early.
Dr Kaseba said she is keen to ensure that every woman in Zambia has access to affordable and quality health care for cervical cancer.
Meanwhile, Dr Kaseba said as Livingstone prepares to host the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) general assembly, it is important for the city to be kept clean and healthy.
She said the city should be clean to encourage visitors to visit various eateries without fear of contamination of food and poisoning.
“Livingstone must be remembered as a clean town… We must keep Livingstone clean and healthy to sustain tourism,” she said.
And Dr Kaseba joined senior Government officials in Livingstone in cleaning up surroundings at Namatama Police Post in Maramba.
Earlier, Minister of Health Joseph Kasonde said there is need to ensure that Livingstone is free of malaria by maintaining public health.
Minister of Tourism and Arts Sylvia Masebo said Livingstone can sustain tourism and create employment if it is well maintained.