Over 3000 Adolescents have received free health care services for the last 5 years at Upper Mulago according to Dr Sabrina Kitaka. And each year we hold a skills building event for holiday makers. This year we shall focus on Personal Branding under the theme:SHINE LIKE A STAR.
Dr Sabrina Kitaka said The Friday Adolescent Health Clinic that started in May 2013 at Makerere and Mulago, has grown into a huge success .
“Its primary goal is to cater for health needs and promotion of healthy choices made by adolescents”.
An adolescent is aged 10-19 years and form a big part of our population.
Uganda has a large population of adolescents whose health needs are poorly understood or catered for in the health set up.
The Friday Adolescent Health Clinic is supported by Makerere University College of Health Sciences, Mulago National referral Hospital and Columbia University.
The clinic offers an opportunity for the Master of Pediatrics Residents to obtain practical sessions while offering free health care services.
The Consultant services are offered mainly by two Pediatricians Dr.Sabrina Kitaka and Dr.Nicolette Barungi as well as a Medical Sociologist Dr.Joseph Rujumba.
The clinic is young people focused and administration is led by the nurses division as well as a young pharmacist Dr.Kizza Lubega.
We have seen more than 3000 individual clients at this clinic over the past 5 years,majority of whom come to receive vaccinations, counseling and psychotherapy services for school or career decisions.
The skills building event is an annual event which happens during the long December holiday and offers an amazing opportunity to encourage our adolescents to rethink their decision making process.
It is a time of fun and networking.This year we shall focus on Personal Branding under the theme:SHINE LIKE A STAR.Date:14th December from 8:30am to 12:33pm