Third year BS Nursing students participated in health
screening and vaccination campaigns with the Makassed Health and Social Bureau
from February till May 2018.
The campaigns toured several areas in Beirut, Bekaa, and
Mount Lebanon giving vaccinations for children as recommended by the Ministry
of Public Health Immunization Schedule.
They also participated in Health Screening for
non-communicable diseases, such as: Hypertension and Diabetes, for a large
number of the community in the regions that they visited.
The students’ input into these community campaigns was very
valuable and effective in reaching people and giving them instructions
regarding their health.
This highlights the importance of health promotion and
prevention interventions, and the range of practice that our nurses can have to
target people in places where they live and work, delivering effective health
The students, who took part in the campaign, are: Amani
Chatila, Hiba Alwan, Ahmad Itani, Rama Akrama and Rayan Fleifel.
It is hoped that this collaborative activity shall develop
further to deliver wide scale health campaigns for the communities that we