SOUTH AFRICAN UNIVERSITIES DISCUSS STUDENT HEALTH AT 39TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE
Health professionals from across the country’s various universities were in jovial spirits as the 39th edition of the South African Association of Campus Health Services (SAACHS) conference kicked off in East London on Tuesday 9 January.
The four-day conference, scheduled to end on Friday 12 January, will see delegates deliberating on and seeking solutions to critical health and welfare issues confronting students on campus.
Some of the most immediate and pressing issues to be tackled, amongst others, include human trafficking, health in the context of sport, financial health planning, issues confronting the LGBTI community, substance abuse, alcohol use, cancer, rape, mental health, ADHD in the Adult, as well as sign language.
“This conference is critical in laying and providing a platform for healthcare workers to cross-pollinate their ideas and share best practices amongst themselves. This conference aims to come up with workable solutions that will help professionalize our services, and also standardize our health service across the universities so as to subject our students to the same healthcare treatment,” said SAACHS chairperson Andries Slinger.
By: Thando Cezula