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17th Annual General Meeting and Scientific Conference

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From Friday 21 October 2016
To Saturday 22 October 2016
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Medical Women Association of Tanzania (MEWATA) would like to take this opportunity to invite you all to the 17th Annual General Meeting and Scientific Conference.
This will take place in MWANZA REGION on the 21st to 22nd October 2016.

Theme: "Impact of domestic and sexual violence in Tanzania"


1. Community understanding on domestic and sexual violence

2. Factors contributing to sexual and domestic violence to women, men and children

3. Health seeking behavior of domestic and sexual violence in Tanzania

4. Sexual and domestic violence in HIV infected population

5. Violence against children Tanzania

Members are requested to confirm their participation and registration through these office Telephone numbers 0766-800272 and 0718-460939

*Please submit your abstract for any of the subthemes above by September 16th 2016*


Location : MWANZA
Contact : 0766-800272 and 0718-460939



Healthy diet according to WHO to reduce the risk of cancer and other non communicable diseases

  • A healthy diet helps protect against malnutrition in all its forms, as well as non communicable diseases (NCDs), including diabetes, heart disease, stroke and cancer.
  • Unhealthy diet and lack of physical activity are leading global risks to health.
  • Healthy dietary practices start early in life breastfeeding fosters healthy growth and improves cognitive development, and may have longer-term health benefits, like reducing the risk of becoming overweight or obese and developing NCDs later in life.
  • Energy intake (calories) should be in balance with energy expenditure. Evidence indicates that total fat should not exceed 30% of total energy intake to avoid unhealthy weight gain, with a shift in fat consumption away from saturated fats to unsaturated fats, and towards the elimination of industrial trans fats.
  • Limiting intake of free sugars to less than 10% of total energy intake is part of a healthy diet. A further reduction to less than 5% of total energy intake is suggested for additional health benefits.
  • Keeping salt intake to less than 5 g per day helps prevent hypertension and reduces the risk of heart disease and stroke in the adult population.
  • WHO Member States have agreed to reduce the global population’s intake of salt by 30% and halt the rise in diabetes and obesity in adults and adolescents as well as in childhood overweight by 202.


Pics of MEWATA AGM 2016
MEWATA scientific conference and Annual General Meeting was conducted on 18th November 2016 in Mwanza region. Members from different regions and zones participated this important meeting. This year AGM will be conducted in Dar es Salaam MORE GALLERY