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“I’ve Not Been Sick For 31 Years,” Says Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni

Unlike Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari, who has been ill and out of the country for medical treatment for months, his Ugandan counterpart Yoweri Museveni has just declared that he has not fallen ill for more than 30 years.

President Yoweri Museveni said last week that he has not fallen ill since 1986, when he was elected president of Uganda.

“Have you ever heard that Museveni fell ill and has been in the hospital for 31 years? It’s because I’m watching some health tips that have finally helped me prevent some diseases. Diseases are preventable, ” said the Ugandan head of state.

The president made these remarks in the columns of the newspaper Monitor Newspapers.

President Museveni asked people to observe health practices at home.

“Most of the diseases that overwhelm hospitals and health centers can be avoided if people can improve their hygiene and sanitation, because 75% of registered cases are preventable,” Museveni said.

Yoweri Museveni noted that practices such as immunization, drinking water consumption, hygiene and sanitation, good nutrition, dropping alcohol consumption, and sleeping under mosquito nets could be among best practices for preventing disease.

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