- Search Results
 
 
Kateh Urges Youth To Drop Tobacco, Alcohol Use
Date Uploaded: Oct 24, 2016

 Deputy Health Minister and Chief Medical Officer of Liberia, Dr. Francis Kateh

 

Kateh Urges Youth To Drop Tobacco, Alcohol Use
By Prince S. Nagbe

MONROVIA, October 24 (LINA) – Deputy Health Minister and Chief Medical Officer of Liberia, Dr. Francis Kateh, has called on Liberian youth to eschew the excessive intake of alcohol and tobacco to avoid the prevalence of non-communicable diseases in the country.

Making the call at the Ministry of Information to a team of journalists in Monrovia recently, Dr. Kateh said Liberia in 2011 joined 190 member countries of the World Health Organization (WHO) that agreed to put into place measures to lessen the prevalence of non-communicable diseases across the world.

According to Liberia’s Chief Medical Officer, each WHO member state agreed to engage its youthful population to reduce the extreme intake of tobacco and alcohol, as both are considered the most common substances that damage their health.

He named the most common non-communicable diseases associated with the extreme consumption of both substances as Cardio Vascular diseases, Hypertension and Diabetes, among others.

Dr. Kateh pointed out that non-communicable diseases kill about 38 million people around the world annually of which 28 million are those from low and middle income countries like Liberia.

He noted that the unwarranted use of alcohol and tobacco by young Liberians is causing serious health problems for the country’s younger generation, and called on parents to advise their children to desist from such unhealthy and unwholesome practice.

Dr. Kateh then called on Liberians to ensure that they check their blood pressure regularly, stay on their prescribed medications, exercise regularly and avoid too much consumption of alcoholic beverages and tobacco to avoid contracting stroke and other non-communicable diseases.
LINA PSN/TSS/PTK

 

latest headlines
‘Poverty Rate Still High In Africa,’ Says WB Lead Economist
World Bank Lead Economist and the author of the Africa’s Pulse Report, Punam Chuhan-Pole, has observed that with poverty rates still high in th ...more
African Media Group Condemns Killing Of Nigerian Journalist
The Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA) says it has received with shock reports that Famous Giobaro, a desk editor with the state-owned Glory ...more
LNP Assures Female Contestants Of Full Protection
Police Inspector General Gregory Coleman has assured women vying in the October elections of full police protection during their campaign process ...more
WFP Official Urges Joint Efforts For ‘Zero Hunger’ Goal In Liberia
The World Food Program (WFP) Regional Director for West and Central Africa, Abdou Dieng, has called for collaborative efforts by Liberians to ach ...more
Apostle Suleman Coming To Liberia Again
The President and Founder of the Nigeria-based Omega Fire Ministries (OFM) international is due in the country for a two-day crusade beginning Ma ...more
Police Chief Nudges Youth To Embrace Peace
Police Inspector-General Gregory Coleman has called on Liberian youths to do away with violence and embrace positive thoughts and actions for the ...more
 
All rights reserved © 2013 - 2014
Liberia News Agency