Staff at DUCE attended a one-day seminar on Wednesday on how to deal with HIV, AIDS, and Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) at workplace. During the seminar members of staff had chance to undergo medical check-ups and voluntary testing for HIV.
The aim of the seminar was to create awareness on the current status of HIV, AIDS, and non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in the society.
The Deputy Principal (academic), Dr. Juiius Mbuna, opened the seminar on behalf of the Principal, Prof. Stephen Oswald Maluka. Dr. Mbuna said that the seminar was an opportune because staff members rarely got such venues to hear about health issues and undergo regular health check-ups.
Facilitators said that a good number of staff live without knowing whether or not they had health issues which could be avoided by adopting stress free life styles. Topics presented include living with HIV/AIDS, dealing with non-communicable diseases and mental health, oral health education, and avoiding stereotypes against HIV/AIDS.
Facilitators for the seminar were Dr. Garvin Kweka (Muhimbili National Hospital), Dr. Khafidh Ameir (TACAIDS), and Dr. Mafelle Ihoyelo (Face Dental Care).