Ministry of Health has launched health clubs in schools in Buganda kingdom with the purpose of educating school children on how they can curb health challenges.
The health clubs were launched by Richard Kabanda, the commissioner health services, promotion, education and communication in the Ministry, who represented minister Dr. Jane Ruth Aceng at Old Kampala Secondary School.
Kabanda said the ministry was training more attention on the young generation.
“When you grow up without that well orientated nurturing it becomes difficult for you to be able to differentiate between good and bad. That is why as Ministry of health, this is an opportunity for us to partner with the kingdom,” he said.
“We have an extensive programme that is targeting young people in schools and through school health clubs. In the Ministry we had not unveiled this so when the kingdom wrote to us it was an opportunity for us to have our first engagement with the kingdom,” he said
Kabanda pledged on behalf of the ministry to move with the kingdom’s Ministry of social services in reaching out to many schools through the school health clubs to be able to deliver what they believe is appropriate to the young generation.
“I call upon Ministry of social services in Buganda kingdom to have a comprehensive proposal addressed to the Ministry of health on how we can have a solid working relationship especially in reaching out to the young people through the school health clubs,” he added
“Under my department we believe that music dance and drama is one of the mechanisms we can be able to reach out to the population and it’s one of the avenues we can have a partnership with the kingdom.