Campaign on Hepatitis B at Nakawa Market
International Health Sciences University in collaboration with Global Youth Health Project and GV Medical centre conducted an awareness campaign on Hepatitis B around Nakawa Market on the 25th of April 2017.
From the previous community outreaches conducted, it was observed that men rarely/ do not participate in such activities, so we decided to reach out to them at their places of work.Our target group included Taxi drivers, Conductors, Boda Boda riders, Mechanics, Hawkers and small retail business operators. We were able to reach out to 120 people of which 90 were male.
IHSU students on the foundation program collected data from 120 participants, we should share the detailed results at a later date. It was very interesting to observe our international students integrate into the community. Through Research and Health Education, we shall surely bridge the gap in healthcare.
We thank IHSU management, Global Youth Health Project and GV Medical centre for all the support. I must say our students on the foundation program are eager and ready to enrol in the Public Health course.