With Covid-19, individuals with underlying health conditions such as a heart disease are susceptible to severe COVID-19. In an attempt to raise awareness about heart disease, every year Uganda joins the rest of the world to commemorate World Heart Day.
The two-month campaign launched by Uganda heart institute on September 29th is aimed at rallying every individual to use their knowledge, compassion, and influence to make sure themselves, their loved ones, and the communities they live in have the best chance to live heart-healthy lives.
Last week on Thursday, some members of Top bloggers Uganda paid a visit to the institution located at Mulago hospital in Kampala and got a chance to tour the institution that’s said to be the best in the region and at an international level as per the principal nursing officer, Ms. Anna Noland Oketayot.
Shortly after the visit, the members took to social media to urge people to keep their hearts in good health by sharing some health tips in a series of tweets and Facebook posts.
“Had a tour of The Uganda Heart Institute yesterday and while this was a different yet an amazing experience, I know it’s only because none of us was a patient there,” wrote Winnie Nantongo the administrative assistant of Top bloggers Uganda.
“People with a heart disease are more vulnerable to #COVID19. Wash your hands frequently – use soap and water while at it – for at least 20 seconds in order to protect yourself from Covid. #UseHeartToConnect” she added
people with a heart disease are more vulnerable to #COVID19. wash your hands frequently – use soap and water while at it – for at least 20 seconds in order to protect yourself from Covid.#UseHeartToConnect
— winnie nantongo (@winnita) October 8, 2021
Katende Erick, a photographer at the Top bloggers’ association also tweeted:
“There’s a lot of stuff I really didn’t know about the issues that concern the health of the heart. But when I visited @HeartUganda yesterday with some of my colleagues. I was able to know why it’s important to keep my heart in a great state. #UseHeartToConnect” he wrote.
“Despite @HeartUganda having the world class machinery, my humble request to you is to always do some exercises to keep your body in great shape.”
Reduce on your alcohol consumption for the betterment of your heart but also spare time and know your blood pressure rates. A good heart a great life . #UseHeartToConnect
— Katende Erick (@FrostProUg) October 8, 2021
Top bloggers Uganda’s head of video and photography, Kabuye Derrick also took to his Facebook account to share some health tips a few hours after the visit.
“Visited the Uganda Heart Institute earlier today and after our tour and what we saw, I must encourage all of us to start or continue practicing healthy habits that keep these little “machines” in good shape. Eat healthy and avoid over consumption of alcohol #UseHeartToConnect”
About Top Bloggers
Top Bloggers Uganda is an Association of Bloggers and content creators seeking to address the challenges faced by the current young generation in Uganda; which among others include rising unemployment, lack of a safe space to share ideas and network face to face or remotely, and the increasing misuse of the digital space and social media.
The Association engages online influencers and leaders to actively take lead in ensuring that young people are using digital spaces in the right way, putting hands together to support local social campaigns and charities, and raising a big and single voice to encourage the government and local leaders to involve young people in decision making.
It seeks to create a long-lasting positive social-economic impact through digital, empowering young people with knowledge, skills, tools, and supporting them to actively contribute to the development of their communities using digital and tech.