Health and Wellness Day on Durban Campus
The annual Health and Wellness Day hosted by UKZN’s HIV and AIDS Programme took place on the Howard College campus.
Held in partnership with the Campus Health Clinic and various external stakeholders, the aim of this event was to educate, raise public awareness, ensure students Graduate Alive and to promote healthy lifestyles among students and staff.
A variety of informative and fun activities, focusing on health edutainment, were featured during the day. The programme included activities centered on awareness raising, with the emphasis on HIV Counselling and Testing, screening of blood pressure and blood sugar levels, and taking height and weight measurements.
The UKZN HIV and AIDS Programme takes into account that people are at different levels of readiness to make decisions about their health. There was a positive response with students keen to be informed and know their HIV status.
Peer educators demonstrated the use of female and male condoms while promoting the use of contraceptives generally.
President of the SRC at Howard College, Mr Bandile Majola, who underwent an HIV test, stressed the importance of everyone knowing their status. He urged students to exercise and stay healthy.