Makerere Lecturer Dr Sabrina to Lead Kampala’s First Adolescent Health Clinic
Dr. Sabrina Bakeera-Kitaka, a senior lecturer in the Department of Pediatrics and Child Health at Makerere University College of Health Sciences, has been appointed to lead the first adolescent clinic established in Kampala.
The facility will deal with common illnesses that affect adolescents such as drug addiction, mental disorders, teenage and unwanted pregnancies, school problems and school dropout, reproductive health issues, sexually transmitted infections including the virus immunodeficiency (HIV) and nutrition and weight issues. .
“As a parent, despite your best efforts to keep everything hygienic, your child can contract many common childhood illnesses and if the disease is contagious you may find that it runs through the whole family. I am here to help, prevent and treat these diseases,” she said as she took charge of the International Medical Clinic (IMC) adolescent clinic in Kampala.
The clinic, which is the first for a private healthcare facility, will involve medical care for infants, children and adolescents.
“I am so honored and thrilled to open this teen clinic and it will be a good service for many parents and their children,” she added.
Andrew Mugalu, the managing director of IMC, pointed out that they were diversifying their range of services.
“Previously, adolescents were the least targeted category when it came to health care delivery. Bringing Dr. Sabrina on board to specifically manage the health of our teens is another milestone for IMC,” he added.