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IMC launches adolescent health clinic in Kololo

Dr Sabrina Kitaka a pediatrician at IMC Kololo (PHOTO /Courtesy).

KAMPALA —International Medical Clinic (IMC) has opened up an Adolescent Clinic in Kololo.

Celebrated Ugandan pediatrician Dr. Sabrina Kitaka will be the specialist running the Clinic.

The clinic which is the first for private Healthcare setting will involve medical care for infants, children, and adolescents.

The common diseases among adolescents and that will be dealt with by Dr Sabrina Kitaka include; Substance Abuse, Mental Disorders, Teen and unintended Pregnancies, Academic Problems and Dropping out of schools, Reproductive Health Issues, Sexually Transmitted Infections including Human immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and Nutrition and Weight Conditions.

Dr.Sabrina in her comments said, “I am so humbled and pleased that I am opening up this Adolescent Clinic and it will be a good service to many parents and their children”.

Dr Sabrina (Middle) with adolescents at IMC Kololo (PHOTO /Courtesy).

“As a parent, despite your best efforts to keep everything Sanitary, your child may come down with many common childhood diseases and if the disease is contagious, you may discover that it passes through the entire family. I am here to help, prevent and treat those diseases, ” she added

Dr. Sabrina Bakeera-Kitaka is a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Paediatrics and Child Health at the Makerere University, College of Health Sciences. She completed her MBChB in1995; Masters of Paediatrics and Child Health in July 2002 both at Makerere University.

She was a Gilead Fellow, and then Research Scholar at the Infectious Diseases Institute from 2003-2011 where she undertook a Fellowship in Paediatric Infectious Diseases and did research on HIV-infected adolescents.

She has a Ph.D. from the School of Medical Sciences, University of Antwerp, Belgium. She is involved in conducting basic research in various Paediatrics
Infectious Diseases and offers clinical care to HIV infected children and adolescents most of whom are perinatally infected.

She directs the Adolescent Health training program at the Makerere University College of Health Sciences and is the Founder President of the Society of Adolescent Health in Uganda (www.sahu.ug). She has over 50 peer-reviewed publications.

Dr. Kitaka is an active member of the African Paediatrics Society of Infectious Diseases (AFSPID), and a Fellow of the Uganda National Academy of Sciences.

Speaking about the new service, Andrew Mugalu, the General Manager of International Medical Centers stressed “The Adolescent Health Clinic is one of the kind in the private sector setting. IMC is diversifying in its scope of services. Previously, adolescents were the least category focused on when it comes to health care provision”

“Bringing Dr Sabrina on board to specifically handle the health of our adolescents is yet another milestone for IMC, ” he added.

The Adolescent Health Clinic will be operating every Wednesday from 9:00AM-2:00PM at IMC Kololo. You can book now on 0393 200 401/2

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