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Mak 84th Guild Promotes Students, Staff and Community Health

  • In Health
  • 16 Oct 2018 - 2:20pm
  • By Mark Wamai
  • 1,326
A PSI Staff Member educates female students about family planning as the 84th Guild Annual Health Camp kicked off on 16th October 2018, Freedom Square, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda

Hundreds of Makerere University students were drawn the Freedom Square on Tuesday, 16th October 2018 to receive free services as the Annual Makerere Guild Health Camp kicked off. A number of health service providers such as the University Hospital, IAA Healthcare, Uganda Cares, Population Services International, Abii Clinic and Uganda Blood Transfusion Services among others set up camp to provide services to the students, staff and communities surrounding Makerere University.

A student receives free Hepatitis B vaccination as the 84th Guild Annual Health Camp kicked off

As part of its activities, the Students Guild holds Annual Health Camps; usually lasting a full week, to bring health facilities closer to its students, staff and also as a fulfillment of the University’s responsibility to give back to community. As part of the Health Camp set to run until Friday, 19th October 2018, residents of communities surrounding the Main Campus are also called upon to visit the Freedom Square in order to access free health services.

One of the article writers Rachael Kanyi (L) takes the HIV test

The 84th Guild Leadership will through its Health Ministry and in partnership with several stakeholders provide the following services
1.    Free Hepatitis B Vaccination by the Makerere University Hospital
2.    Free yellow fever vaccination
3.    Free Breast cancer screening and cervical cancer screening by Population Services International (PSI)
4.    BMI check up
5.    Free Safe Male circumcision
6.    HIV testing done by Uganda Cares.
7.    Blood donation by Uganda Blood Transfusion Services Nakaseero
8.    Counselling and Family planning services by the Population Services International

A male student is helped to donate blood during the 84th Guild Health Camp

According to the 84th Guild Health Minister, Hon. Emoru Reagan, Health Sure Uganda donated sanitary pads to the female students on day one of the Health Camp.

Judith from PSI (Right) urged all female students to take advantage of the free screening and vaccination services

Judith from PSI also urged all female students at Makerere University to take advantage of the Health Camp and seek advice about cervical cancer, family planning and know their HIV status in order to live more responsible lives.

Article by: Rachael Kanyi and Esther Joyce Nakibombo, Communication Volunteers-PR Office

 

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