BY Najibu Mulema

Today Uganda joins the rest of the world to celebrate the world heart day.
The world heart day was founded in 2000 to inform people around the globe that heart disease and stroke are some of the world’s leading causes of death claiming 17.3 million lives each year.

World heart day is an annual event which takes place on 29 September each year.

The Health ministry’s communications officer, Vivian Nakalika said the theme for the day is “power your life”. She says its aimed at sensitizing the public about the dangers of heart diseases and how to control them.