Promoting Student Wellness on the Westville campus
UKZN’s Westville Campus Health Clinic hosted a Health Awareness Campaign aimed at improving the health and wellness of students.
Nurse Precelia Gopaul said 865 students were screened and registered on the day which had the theme: “Healthy Body, Healthy Mind”.
Westville students took advantage of the services available which included tests for and information on blood pressure, body mass index, blood glucose, haemoglobin for iron deficiency, eyesight, male medical circumcision, breast examination, oral hygiene, drug education and prevention, and reproduction and STI education.
The Cansa Association did breast screenings while the eThekwini Municipality conducted pap smears and offered HIV counselling and testing, and male medical circumcision motivation.
Gopaul said students were treated to a fitness demonstration by UKZN’s Aerobic Club and manicure and beauty tips by File and Style Nail Salon.
Westville Hospital and UKZN’s School of Nursing checked blood pressure and BMI, while Spec Savers conducted eye tests, the UKZN Dental School provided Oral Hygiene Education and UKZN’s Pharmacy Department informed students about drug abuse.
The Westville Campus Health Clinic provided Reproductive Health and STI health education.
DJ China provided musical entertainment and Planet Fitness gave the students tips about physical awareness.