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A week long of activities making the 10th edition of "Pharmacy Week" now at Kanywamizi HCIII

Mbarara University Pharmacy Students’ Association (MBUPSA) had a week-long of activities marking the 10th edition of “Pharmacy Week” that comprised of exhibition of medicinal products made by students and pharmaceutical companies, mentor ship workshops, and a clinical case competitions.

 

The week-long activities ended with a medical outreach in Kanywamizi Health Centre III – Kabuyanda, Isingiro District, about 100km from Mbarara. The medical outreach took place on Friday 28th February, 2020 which was a rainy day. The persistent rains could not stop the MUST team from proceeding with the day’s activities as planned. Students from MBUPSA and Mbarara University Medical Students’ Association (MBUMSA) were copiously involved in the camp activities. 

 

Prof. Robert Tamukong from the Department of Pharmacy, and Coordinator of the outreach exercise said the outreach aimed at giving back to the community, which badly needs the services. During the camp, several medical services were offered, including screening for hypertension, diabetes, and cervical cancer, HIV, as well as medical counseling and dispensing of essential medicines.

 

Out of the over 700 patients that were reviewed during the exercise, many were referred to higher level health facilities for follow-up care, while others were asked to return on Monday for further evaluation.

 

Special thanks go to the sponsors, NBS and TV West crew, students and support staff (Mr. Mutebi Musa and Mr. Bukenya Hassan) that skillfully navigated through the difficult terrain of Kabuyanda. Sincere appreciation goes to the main sponsors of this important event (PHARMBIOTRAC, Mbarara Regional Referral Hospital, MBUMSA, MBUPSA, and Reproductive Health Uganda)

 

 

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