Behaviour choices top HAW agenda

(Photo by Agatha Muhaise)

BY BRIGHT NIWAHA The Health Awareness Week (HAW) for the Trinity Semester that was conducted from June 11 to 16 at the old netball pitch has highlighted decent behaviour and excellence in life under the theme,“Behaviour choices: Are you choosing right?” During the week, a number of health challenges that the students and staff are currently facing were highlighted. These include hypertension, diabetes, backache, sexually transmitted infections, obesity, mental ill-health, the different types of cancer, accidents and injuries. Services were offered to assist the community access health care and vaccination…

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What you need to know about blood donation

Health Awareness Week (Photo by Agatha Muhaise)

BY ROSE RUTH AKONGO The Health Awareness Week has brought to head a number     of issues and blood  donation is one of them.    The Red Cross Uganda, Mukono branch, was involved in the Health Awareness Week and held various sensitization campaigns on blood donation. The Red Cross works hand in hand with the blood bank to carry out blood donation and transfusion exercises in Uganda. During blood transfusion certain aspects are considered and these include the fact that a person should weigh above 45 kg and must…

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Are you in control of your health?

The chief donor, Mrs Tezirah Sebaggala, undergoes tests for blood donation at the Netball Court (Photo by Doreen Kajeru)

BY DOREEN KAJERU As Uganda marked her 54th independence anniversary on October 9 this year, Uganda Christian University commenced the Health Awareness Week under the theme, “Your lifestyle and your health: are you in control?” The week, which was spearheaded by the Counselling department supported by Allan Galpin Healthcare Centre, focused on addressing issues of alcohol and other drug use sensitization. Topics of discussion included the impact of alcohol and other drugs, the role of the family in helping addicts, overcoming addiction, addictions and your health, hope after dependence and…

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