Makgato calls for joint fight against lifestyle diseases


ORAPA: Minister of Health Dorcas Makgato has urged the private sector to augment government’s efforts to fight non-communicable diseases.

Makgato pleaded with the private sector when officiating at the Orapa, Letlhakane and Damtshaa Mines (OLDM) general manager’s charity walk over the weekend.

The minister’s remarks come just a few weeks after authorities in the Central District expressed  deep concern about the spiralling cases of non-communicable diseases in the district.

Editor's Comment
Mind your health

They've repeatedly warned that hypertension, or high blood pressure, often termed a chronic lifestyle disease, is a silent killer. It's crucial for everyone to be aware of their health status. Nowadays, many companies host wellness days, offering free disease screenings to employees!Unfortunately, even with such services, some choose not to take advantage of the opportunity.The Dutch Reformed Church in Botswana recently organised a...

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