USA and UB Students Take Joint Initiative to Train for Better Health


The University of Belize hosted a health fair today. The initiative was that of the Faculty of Nursing which collaborated with a team from the United States.

The team of medical professionals and university lecturers and students offered information on diet, diseases, and other health related issues to those in attendance. Free tests including eye exams, hypertension and diabetes checks were offered. We spoke to one of the University lecturers who told us more about the event.

vlcsnap-2014-02-07-01h15m46s130UB Lecturer:  “We had a team that came from Body and Soul Ministries.  What usually has been the trend from 2012,  was that e had collaborated with body and Soul Ministries to take our students to our clinic who would then have first hand experience.  We started with Pharmacy Students and we have been taking them there to work side by side with the U.S. Medical teams which used to come to Body and Soul.  This year, we decided to take a different approach.  The Faculty of Nursing along with Health  and Social Works, through the management of Mrs. Castillo…we discussed and she gave us the permission tat yes, the Faculty can discuss with the team to bring them on board right there on campus to provide services”.

vlcsnap-2014-02-07-01h25m25s34Mr. Yusuf Abubakar- Lecturer of the Faculty of Nursing and Allied Help

”Through this initiative, the services that we are providing first of all, is the eye examination where they  examine people and see if they require some reading glasses and those who have had their reading glasses and they need a replacement.  Secondly, there are those people which might have required some medical testing-that is medical laboratory testing for their system like blood and etc.  then, the other service was the dispensing  of medications and counsel our patients  on its proper use”.

 

 

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