Victoria University participated in the annual Nakawa Medical Camp at the invitation of the Mayor of Nakawa Division, Mr. Balimwezo Ronald Nsubuga.
Students mainly from the Bachelor of Public Health Sciences program at the Faculty of health sciences took part in a variety of activities including counseling, sharing health information with community members, and helping out with registration of community members who were screened for HIV, Hepatitis B, diabetes among others.
The students agreed that it was an enriching experience and are looking forward to similar opportunities in the near future. The Mayor appreciated and recognized the contribution of the university to this event.
In his speech at the launch of the event on 14th Sept, the Dean of Health Sciences, Professor Stephen Lawoko emphasized that Victoria University honored the Mayors invitation because the university’s key areas of interest are education, research and community outreach, and that this event was much in line with the community outreach agenda of the university.
He added that education and research are important pillars of development, as long as they add value to community.