College of Nursing and Health Sciences

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 messages.

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 serve.