Lifestyle Clinic under construction
Rebecca Namumba is showing the progress at the construction site. For the newest pictures go to the Photo Gallery, "March 2016".
For a look at the motivation, why we build the Clinic, please continue to scroll down.
"Noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) are the leading causes of death globally, killing more people each year than all other causes combined. Contrary to popular opinion, available data demonstrate that nearly 80% of NCD deaths occur in low- and middle-income countries. Despite their rapid growth and inequitable distribution, much of the human and social impact caused each year by NCD-related deaths could be averted through well-understood, cost-effective and feasible interventions." From the WHO Report on NCDs, 2010.
"The increase in the number of fatalities resulting from Non-communicable Diseases (NCDs) is something that can no longer be ignored. More so because these ailments, as experts point out, are highly preventable." Times of Zambia, 18. september 2013
In 2014, NCDs were responsible for 23% of all deaths in Zambia, according to a WHO Report on NCDs in Zambia.
The key word in the second quote is "highly preventable". We are talking about over 20% of all deaths in Zambia, that can be prevented. In 2014, the total deaths in Zambia were 147.000. 23% of those were NCDs, that is 33.810 lifes, that could have been saved.
We are not saying, that you never will be sick again, when you change your lifestyle. But we are saying, that you minimize the risk of being killed by a NCD significantly, as a great amount of studies show. So we are sharing knowledge on healthy living and train our patients to take charge of their own health.
The principles and methods of the Clinic can be portraied as follows:
HEALTH is the aim.
The best way to health is PREVENTION. Prevention has two key elements, which are LIFESTYLE and HYGIENE.
If these measures are failing to prevent disease, we need to take use of
To facilitate the bodies healing process, we focus mainly on NATURAL REMEDIES, such as
We aim to provide training in how to use medicinal plants that grow in the Tropics, the Clinic garden shall be a show case for that. Furthermore we shall provide emergency equipment, to be able to respond adequate to acute situations such as
myocardiac arrest or sepsis/shock.