COVID-19 infections and deaths continue to increase both locally and internationally. University of the Sacred Heart Gulu (USHG) through its COVID-19 University taskforce is responding and preparing its community to effectively contain the disease.
The University’s COVID-19 taskforce conducted a training on COVID-19 prevention for its key stake holders i.e. the professors, staff and students on Saturday 14th November 2020. The training was conducted by members of the Gulu district COVID-19 task force together with medical specialists from St. Mary’s Hospital Lacor covering the three dimensions of prevention i.e primary, secondary and tertiary.
The COVID-19 prevention training empowered the staff and students at the USHG with: –
- Accurate knowledge about the coronavirus, its nature and modes of transmission and effects on the human body.
- The practical skills necessary for prevention of infection by the coronavirus.
- The knowledge and skills for effectively managing COVID-19 in cases of suspected infections or infection
- The pathways of linking with other key stakeholders who are engaged in COVID 19 preventative work in the local community.