KIU, Main Campus - On 11th March 2020, KIU commenced it's first-ever Health Bazaar, in conjunction with the Ministry of Health, with a movie night.
The Health Bazaar, which is aimed at strengthening the capacity of health workers in and around the institution; delivering comprehensive quality youth-friendly services; improving the uptake of sexual reproductive health information and services among the target population; and training and equipping cadre youth health educators, will be the first of its kind at the University.
Fatimah Akanbi, a University Nurse, considers this is a great opportunity for the medical staff of KIU to acquire knowledge on how to relate with students in regards to sexual reproductive health.
"I am excited about this program because I am going to acquire knowledge that will enable me to provide better services," she says.
Fatima hopes that this kind of programs be made regular because they benefit both medical staff and students immensely. She is also thankful to the University for always putting the needs of her students as priority, and especially because health is very key.
Arinaitwe Jenifer, one of the members of staff at the University, is more than excited to attend the health bazaar because it concerns her health.
"I can't wait for this event to start. A few of us understand sexual reproductive health. It is therefore an opportunity to learn and teach our young girls how to deal with their health," she said.
Akampurira Deogratius, a bachelor's student of Education in Literature, says that he is interested in this health bazaar because men are usually lazy when it comes to knowing more about their reproductive health.
The Keynote speakers of the day will be Dr Diana Atwine from Ministry of Health and Dr Olive Sentumbwe, Head of Family Health Population at World Health Organization.