Cardiovascular disease awareness campaigns

Given the low level of awareness about cardiovascular diseases, we have worked alongside student groups to reach communities. Awareness campaigns to the public have been carried out in collaboration with the medical students. These serve as a training opportunity for students as well as interesting them in the field of cardiology. Increasingly students are becoming more confident in handling CVDs and are taking the lead on the awareness campaign initiative.

Table 1: Awareness campaigns

TABLE SUMMARISING DATA FROM ALL CVD AWARENESS CAMPAIGNS

NO.

DATES

VENUE

NO.OF STUDENTS PARTICIPATED

NO. OF PEOPLE SCREENED

 

3rd May 2012

Dean’s Gardens and Davis Lecture theatre-MakCHS

25

221

 

28th Sept 2012

Mbarara University, Graduation grounds

114

460

 

23rd February 2013

Kampala Constitutional Square

50

695

 

9th October 2013

Makerere University Freedom Square

43

586

 

16th Nov 2013

Mbarara Independence Park grounds

 

928

 

25th October 2014

Budini Secondary School, Kaliro District

27

215

 

8th November 2014

Galloway Students’ hostel

18

65

 

3rd-7th  November 2014

Makerere University Halls (Annual Health Week)

56

700

 

20th -23rd December 2014

Kaboong, Karamoja

60

400

 

29th November 2014

Nsangi-pharmacy students

50

157

 

14th February 2015

Makerere University Sports grounds (St.Augustine Community )

10

150

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