The Kampala International University has a health unit thus dispensary which so far has been and is instrumental in addressing the health issues of the KIU community. Its the core pillar that responds effectively and efficiently to any deviation from normal health which could impair the functionality of the students and staffs so as to ensure their obligations in academic journey is not compromised. Hence its indispensable for all to enjoy our services in discriminatively so that we can build academic environment supportive for bright future as far as sustainable development is concerned.
Scope and catchment of our services
Apart from serving the students and staffs, the health units under Social Corporate Responsibility spirit has saved lives of many within the neighboring community. Categorically our clients comprise of people of all walks of life and experiences such as lecturers, non teaching staffs, the construction and building section , the modern hygiene and the security department ( both professional and the Masaai).
Diseases manned in the Health Unit
- Respiratory tracks infections- influenza, pneumonia, Asthma,
- Urinary Tract Infection,
- Injuries with sustained wounds and sprains,
- Allergic reactions,
- Peptic ulcers both duodenal and gastric,
- Worm infestations,
- Dysmenorrheal ,
- Typhoid fever, Diarrheal diseases i.e. amoeba,
- Psychiatric disorders i.e. depression, hypomania, hysteria,
- Otitis media,
- Fungal infection,
- Food poisoning.
Procedures performed in the health unit
The health unit is pleased inform our clients on the procedures they should expect within this unit. These are none other than Developing a Nursing Care Plan, Admission for Observation, Dressing of wounds, Suturing cut wounds, Setting Intravenous line, Giving Intravenous infusion/drugs, Performing Physical Examination, Eye Swabbing, Assessing Mental Status, Specimen Collection and Taking observation/checking of Vital/Weighing patient.
Referral system in our unit in case of severe conditions
Our clients are at liberty to choose which hospital they would prefer to be attended incase of the conditions which seek advanced medical services under referral system. However, we usually collaborate with Amana Regional Hospital and Dar Group which so far are first priority to refer our clients for such specialist care. In those hospitals you are bound to get the best care and promptly within their capacity unless otherwise they may further refer you to either Aghakan or Muhimbili.
HIV/AIDS testing and counseling / prevention
The HIV/AIDS program is collaboratively handled by the clinic and Mnazi Mmoja Hospital under the coordination of Municipal officials who are the HIV/AIDS coordinator in Ilala Municipality. Hence those willing to know their status usually are advised to wait and enjoy the service during the Public lecture and HIV/AIDS outreach jointly held by KIU health unit and Mnazi Mmoja Hospital. On prevention, the condoms are made available for those willing to use and besides public lectures are used as platform for Behavioral Change Communication among the youths.
Services not offered by the clinic
- Abortion for unwanted pregnancies is not provided in this clinic hence students or any other client to the clinic should not expect such a service.
- Dilatation and curettage
- Mortuary services
- Under five services
- Yellow fever vaccination
- Anti-rabies vaccine
Drugs available for you in the clinic
- Anti-malarial drugs, fungicides, wide range of antibiotics, bronchodilators, hypnotics, antiemetic, various vitamin enriched drugs, analgesics, hypertensive drugs, DM drugs, drugs against allergy, ?stool softeners, intravenous fluids, wound dressing disinfectant and antiseptics, appetizer among other according to demand.
Ultimately, expect dynamics in our accommodation of a wide range of your care needs as time pass by.
Wish you the best stay in KIU.