Uganda Christian University this week (11th to 16th June 2017) is running a health campaign dubbed ‘Behavior Choices; Are You Choosing Right?’ This is organized by the University Safety Committee, which spearheads the Health Awareness Week (HAW) every semester. The HAW initiative is geared towards helping the University communities appreciate and make positive health related decisions. Cancer, drug abuse, HIV-AIDS, Healthy eating are some of the campaigns that have been run under this initiative.
Speaking about this semester’s HAW campaign, Dr. Edward Mukooza, the chairperson of the University Safety Committee said that the main objective of such health drives is geared towards equipping the community with knowledge to help them in making the right life choices.
Dr. Edward Kanysigye, the dean of faculty for Health Sciences urged community members to embrace a safe lifestyle if they are to live long and healthy lives. Dr. Kanyesigye was the guest speaker during Community Worship on June 13, 2017. Using the acronym SAFES, he challenged the community to individually take charge of their lives in safe living. He aligned his lifestyle factor talk on the acronym to highlight key issues on:
He said that the five areas have caused a major problem in public health, all leading to death if not properly managed yet ironically they are mere lifestyle issues.
At the same event, the Vice Chancellor introduced to the community the new District Police Commander, Superintendent Sseguya Rogers. ASP Sseguya was a student at UCU in 2006 -2009 pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology. Speaking about his memories at UCU, Sseguya said that ‘UCU prepared me to be a good police officer through its mentorship programme.’
Sseguya said that during his term of office in Mukono he will prioritize security at his Alma meter. He assured the current UCU students that they should move in high esteem because they are in the right place.
Sseguya has risen through the ranks in the five years he has served in the Uganda Police force, rising from Officer in Charge to District Police Commander.