Students wrapped up the second last week of February 2019 with bumper harvest on reproductive health knowledge. They earned the know-how from experienced medical experts and practitioners from reputable health centers in Narok County.
The Dean of Students Office through the University Counselling Centre organized a two-day sexual and health reproductive campaign and talks that took place on Thursday 21st and Friday 22nd February 2019. The activities centered on education about contraceptives, pregnancy/ abortion, sexually transmitted diseases, cervical cancer, HIV/AIDS among others.
The goal was to help students to prioritize being mindful of their bodies as well as improving access to information and better empower them to make informed decisions. This is due to increased demand for authentic, professional and updated knowledge on responsible sex and reproductive health education amongst youths.
Notable speakers included; Dr. Sarah Okebe and her team from Narok county Referral Hospital composed of Dr. Michelle Opaka, Toroitich Chesang and Elizabeth Siamanta. Besides, Dr. Luke Kimani and Chepng’etich Sambu of Shepherds Hospital - Narok (Sagam) also shared their knowledge with students.
The Maasai Mara University staff that spearheaded the events were: the Dean Dean of Students Mr. Mohamed Abdullahi Adan, Student Counsellor Asbetty Keshei and the Nursing Officer Naomi Lilau.