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MakSPH Students Headline 1st World NTDs Day Commemoration

  • In Health
  • 5 Feb 2020 - 4:29pm
  • By Mark Wamai
  • 132
ICHIO members share a “Kodak” moment with the children in Katoogo during the First-ever NTDs Day Celebrations on 30th January 2020, Gaba, Kampala Uganda.

On 30th January 2020, students of Makerere University School of Public Health (MakSPH), under their umbrella organization - Integrated Community Health Initiative Organization (ICHIO), joined the rest of the world in commemorating the First–ever World Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) Day. To mark this important day, they organized a Community sensitization event in Katoogo, a zone in Gaba, Kampala, to raise awareness about NTDs.

The sensitization centered on the vulnerability of this particular community, to disease outbreaks; the residents mentioned their fear of bilharzia, cholera, and typhoid among others. Advice on boiling water for drinking,  was emphasized. However, the residents expressed concern about the decreasing levels of hygiene standards especially in rainy weather, citing an ever – increasing possibility of worse scenarios.

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