Kibabii University

KIBU Marks Health and Wellness Week

The Kibabii University Epidemic & Disaster Management Department, Student Affairs Department and the Health Services, in conjunction with Bungoma County Ministry of Health, the Kenya Red Cross and Life Care Hospitals organized a Wellness Week for staff and students. The event set platform for the commissioning new HIV and AIDS Peer educators who were trained by I Choose Life –Africa (ICL). While gracing the official opening, the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Administration, Finance & Development) Prof. Donald Siamba Namasaka noted the positive strides the University had gained in mainstreaming health and wellness issues affecting the University community. “Cases of Sexually Transmitted Infections and pregnancy have drastically reduced at Kibabii University. We must acknowledge the role being played by the peer educators in complementing the Management’s effort of achieving a healthy community. This is the only sure way of ensuring all our strategic objectives are achieved,” he noted. During the occasion, The Kenya Red Cross Bungoma Branch donated sanitary towels to needy students as the week culminated into various activities that climaxed with Covid -19 Sensitization, HIV Testing and Counselling (HTC) Services, Diabetes Screening, Hypertension Screening, blood donation, HIV advocacy and education. A total of 425 staff and students (236 males and 189 females) were attended to.
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