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Kyambogo university students embrace health camp

By Wilson Manishimwe

Added 13th October 2016 10:43 AM

They received free tests for breast cancer, HIV/AIDS, diabetes, Hepatitis B among others.

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Students donate blood during a health camp at Kyambogo University, Kampala on October 12, 2016. Photos by Abou Kisige

They received free tests for breast cancer, HIV/AIDS, diabetes, Hepatitis B among others.

A health and nutrition camp organised by Kyambogo University Guild in partnership with other bodies such as Uganda Blood Transfusion Services and Case Hospital attracted thousands of the university students and neighbouring communities.

 
They received free tests for breast cancer, HIV/AIDS, diabetes, Hepatitis B among others.

The camp started on October 4 and is expected to end on October 13.

The guild minister for health and environmental protection, Enock Kaggwa, said the students need more sensitisation on health-related issues, arguing that most of them think that they are free from diseases which may not be the case.

hab umushabe a nutrition student at the university Enock Kaggwa, university guild health minister

 
He, however, said the major element of the camp is reproductive health and nutrition.

Ahab Tumushabe, a nutrition student at the university, said the camp registers about 140-170 people daily. He also said most of the campus female students forego eating in a bid to maintain petit sizes and sometimes this leads to malnutrition.

 
Dr. Timothy Sebuliba of Case Hospital told New Vision that there were no cases of Hepatitis B detected during the camp.

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