On Saturday, the 22nd of April 2017, Clarke International University, Institute of Public Health and Management was privileged to partner with Rotary Club of Kololo in the launch of the family health days at Busabaga health centre III, Buikwe District. Our main niche was nutrition. The team constituted of public health nutrition students (Veronica Gabula, Doreen Nagawa, Jane Draba), Nutritionists (Yiga Peter, Anato Martha, Juliana Mandha), and Public health Physician (Prof. Robert Basaza) and Davis.
The event was very successful. We screened 166 children 6 months to 9 years (80 males and 86 females) for their nutritional status. It was found out that 18.7% were malnourished and 7.8% were severely malnourished. All the mothers and caretakers received individualized nutrition and health education and referred to the health centre for follow up.
We thank the IHSU management and Rotary for the opportunity and support to reach out to communities as we make a difference in health care through education.