UHS Organizes One-Day Health Campaign, Restates Commitment to University Community

By – Aduwo Ayodele

The Director of the University of Ibadan Health Service (UHS), Dr. Aderonke Ajav on Thursday, May 24th 2024, has restated the University’s commitment to good health and University-wide wellbeing.

Dr. Ajav made this known at the kick-off of a one-day Health Awareness programme, organised by the Public Health Unit of the University Health Service.

The Director stated that the aim of the awareness programme was to sensitise the members of the University community and its environs on the available services at the Jaja Clinic.

“We offer free vaccination for children (MMR) – every Wednesday; Vaccination for adults (Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Vaccine, Hepatitis Vaccine – on Mondays to Friday; Regular health check-ups (blood pressure, blood test, urine test, etc) – Mondays to Fridays; Free screening and treatment for tuberculosis – between Mondays and Fridays; Family planning with various methods – on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Fridays” Dr. Ajav said.

The Director also made it known that the University offers “Health Insurance Scheme for three registered people at ₦45,000 for a period of one year”.

Dr. Ajav during the outreach announced that “the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) will begin phase 2 of the HPV vaccines in health facilities, schools, and communities, including Jaja Clinic from Monday, 27 to Friday, 31 May, 2024 from 8 am, each day.”

She admonished parents and guardians to get their children from age 9-14 vaccinated.

The Chief Nursing Officer, Mrs. Titilola Oni of the Public Health Unit, UHS, said the Unit seeks to prevent diseases in adults and children from birth through immunisation against such ailments as measles, mumps, and Rubella (MMR).

Staff of the Public Health Unit namely Mrs Roselyn U. Ayeni, Mrs Victoria O. Folorunso, Mr. E. A. Aworinde, Mrs. Omowunmi J. Laniyonu and Mrs. Abimbara R. Adewunmi presented a short drama at the University cab station to educate on vaccination, the importance of regular health check-ups, and family planning to allow child spacing and birth control.

Various places visited during the awareness campaign were the University cab station, Abadina Community, Students Union Building, and some Faculties for the distribution of handbills and health talks.

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