December 2023

UDA co-opted into AFSAE

UDA is co-opted into AFSAE

Based in Nairobi the Kenyan capital, AFSAE is a professional community of association executives and a voice of association profession in Africa. Following a week long engagement with the Ugandan professional associations and the Uganda Convention Bureau (UCB) in Kampala, the AFSAE Ugandan Chapter was formed on Friday December 8, 2023, with an objective of fostering the domestic association’s community agenda with the main forum. The local Chapter formation was premised on democratic election of its substantive interim leadership to steer forward the ship.As a leading strategic partner and energizer to the AFSAE Ugandan Chapter activities, the Uganda Convention Bureau (UCB), a government body mandated with marketing and promoting Uganda as a MICE destination through collaboration with private sector and other stake holders, witnessed the process and heaped appreciation on the elected team captains. Engineer Julius Ceaser Kintu from the Uganda National Institute of Professional Engineers was elected the president for AFSAE Ugandan Chapter during the process that was presided over by two of AFSAE representatives; Jeffers Miruka and Johannes Mutiku. Our very own Ms. Anita Kejaji from the Uganda Dental Association (UDA) was elected the chapter’s Secretary while Mr. Eugene Mubiru from the Uganda Manufacturers Association (UMA) was elected the Treasurer Anita Kejaji of UDA is elected secretary of AFSAE Uganda Associations included were the Uganda National Institute of Professional Engineers (UNIPE), Uganda Dental Association (UDA), Uganda Manufacturers Association (UMA), Uganda Local Government Association (ULGA),  Uganda National Association of Private Hospitals, Uganda Travel Bureau (UTB),  Pharmaceutical Society of Uganda, Uganda Fish Processors and Exporters Association (UFPEA), Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Uganda (CPA Uganda), Inter Religious Council of Uganda (IRCU),  Uganda National Chamber of Commerce and Industry , Uganda Hotel Owners Association (UHOA), Trade Association Forum of Uganda (TAFU) and Uganda Small Scale Industries Association (USSIA). The formation of AFSAE Ugandan Chapter is an enabler to all membership based associations to find prompt linkage and interface with a wider African professional association’s community around a number of issues of mutual benefit.

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holiday dental care

Tips for maintaining a radiant smile during the holidays

The festive season in Uganda brings joy and numerous occasions to smile. As we prepare for family gatherings and celebrations, it’s essential to keep our smiles bright and healthy. The Uganda Dental Association offers valuable advice on maintaining a beautiful smile during this festive period. Consistent Oral Hygiene: Your Holiday Smile’s Best Friend Amidst the holiday hustle in Uganda, don’t let your dental care routine slide. Consistency in oral hygiene is crucial to prevent cavities and staining, which can diminish your festive smile. Essential steps in maintaining oral hygiene include: Brushing teeth twice a day with fluoride toothpaste. Using a soft-bristled toothbrush. Waiting 30 minutes after meals before brushing. Daily flossing. Rinsing with antiseptic mouthwash. Regular check-ups with your local dentist. Carry a portable dental kit during your holiday travels for convenient oral care. Minimize Sugary Treats for a Healthy Smile Sweets are abundant during Ugandan festivities, but excessive sugar can harm your teeth. Limit sugary snacks and opt for healthier alternatives like vegetables and whole grains. Enjoy sweet treats during meals when saliva production can help neutralize harmful sugars. Beverages That Stain: Choose Wisely To keep your smile sparkling in Uganda’s holiday photos, be mindful of beverages like red wine, tea, and coffee. These drinks can stain teeth over time. Rinsing your mouth with water after consuming these beverages helps reduce staining. Your Teeth Are Not Tools Remember, teeth are for eating and smiling, not for opening packages or cracking nuts. Misusing your teeth can lead to dental emergencies. Use appropriate tools instead to avoid unexpected visits to the dentist. Kickstart Healthy Habits As we approach the New Year, consider starting early on resolutions to improve oral health. Quitting tobacco, for instance, can significantly benefit your dental and overall health, preventing tooth staining and various oral diseases. This holiday season in Uganda, let’s prioritize our dental health for a radiant smile. Visit Uganda Dental Association for more tips and information on maintaining oral health.

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