Victoria University launched its health sciences students association by hosting a panel discussion on the theme : “Dependence to interdependence for Health”. The event was attended by students and members of staff from Bugema University students, Uganda Heart Institute, Reproductive Health Uganda, Uganda Nurses and Midwives Consortium.
The day’s panelists included Dr Martha Kibuuka Musoke, Mr Maximus Byamukama and Mr Yoki Milton all lecturers from Victoria University. During the panel discussion they were for the motion of all different sectors need to work as a team to ensure the people stay healthy. The ICT, Social work, economists all play different roles in ensuring a healthy community and generation is maintained. The students were urged to work on projects that can make significant contribution to the communities.
The president of the association Ms Apolot Winnie thanked those in attendance for coming to support the student body and in her speech emphasized that it begins with you; each student, staff and member present had a role to play in ensuring Uganda is healthy, she pledged to work with the university, ministry or health and all stakeholders in areas of research and information sharing based on what they are learning using the practical and innovative approach to education at the university.
The association was launched by Dr Mbonye Arthur, Director of Health Services who was invited by the Vice Chancellor Dr Isabalija who applauded the students for the great initiative as they launched the association.
While launching the association Dr Mbonye expressed joy at the work Victoria University is doing to empower Uganda’s young people and informed those in attendance that the ministry was looking forward to working with the university in areas of research, internship and community engagement. He encouraged the students to live a quality healthy lifestyle and to protect themselves so as to stay free from HIV, sexually transmitted diseases and unplanned pregnancies.