Kampala International University to Hold Peer Health Link Bazaar

Kampala International University (KIU) will hold a peer Health Link Bazaar at the University’s main campus in Kansaga.

This is in partnership with the Uganda Ministry of Health.

The event will take place on 10th March 2020.

The peer bazaar is aimed at strengthening the capacity of health workers in and around the institutions to anable them deliver comprehensive quality youth friendly services,.

It is also expected to improve the uptake of sexual reproductive health information and services among the target population, and to train and equip a cadre of youth health educators.

The keynote speakers will inclede:

  • Dr Dianah Atwine
  • Dr Dinah Nakigganda
  • Dr Richard Mugahi
  • Dr Annah K Amaani.

This event is aimed at using the health outreach model to build cooperative collaborations with tertiary institutions, local health providers and KCCA, supplement clinic supplies such as medication and prophylactics, and build up referral mechanisms so students have great access to network of service.

The bazaar is also aimed at capacity building of health providers to provide youth centered sexual reproductive health services.

Dr Annah K Amaani, the Dean of Digital School of Open Distance and E-learning and also the organiser of the event, says KIU has an enrollment of over 20,000 students, most of whom come from rural areas of the region of the nation.

She says that these students in most cases aren’t equipped with health knowledge and many fear to access the health services.

She has encouraged students to attend the event since there is great need for youth friendly services engagement among the university students.

KIU Clinic staff will also be trained on delivering youth-friendly services and organising integrated health outreach on campus.

The bazaar shall be implemented by Ministry of Health staff, KIU staff, 2-people from the local districts of MOH, 6-8 trained health unit workers and 50 peer healthlink Advocates.

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