Students of the school of Medicine and Pharmacy of the University of Rwanda held a health outreach campaign for Non Communicable Diseases (NCD). The event took place at Remera Campus and this followed a similar campaign done at Huye Campus days before. The one day session was held on 17th/11/2017. The screening campaign had different activities including the measurement of body mass index, blood pressure, blood glucose level as well as providing advice to everyone according to the results. All the activities were organized by the Medical Students Association of Rwanda in partnership with Rwanda Biomedical Center. The initiative is a country wide campaign in the fight against Non Communicable Diseases.
Medical Students Association members at the health awareness camp
Medical Students Association of Rwanda is an umbrella organisation of medical students and is run for and by medical students on a non-profit basis. It puts much awareness effort in reproductive health, maternal health and pre-natal care, HIV/AIDS prevention, and other infectious diseases such as malaria, TB, and other sexually transmitted infections especially among the youth.
A medical student takes a blood sample from a fellow student to test for blood sugar levels
Blood pressure levels being recorded
Body mass index were being calculated and measurements taken to advise accordingly on the health status
UR staff didn't miss the opportunity for medical screening