The Christmas Season is often synonymous with family, faith & fun times. Health is often relegated but this time round, health consciousness seems to be hitting unprecedented heights if the scenes at the Uganda Insurers Association (UIA) offices in Kololo on Friday are to go by. Scores turned up in big numbers for a health camp dubbed Wetaase Wellness Camp organized by Insurers under their umbrella body – Uganda Insurers Association (UIA) and the Insurance Brokers under their association – Insurance Brokers Association of Uganda (IBAU).
The Wetaase Wellness Camp was a climax of the cancer awareness drive that saw IBAU engage in awareness on Breast Cancer & Cervical Cancer in the month of October (Pink October) and Prostate Cancer in the month of November (Movember). At the camp, the insurance fraternity and the general public were able to get free general health check-ups, specialist consultations & laboratory tests. It also featured talks on Nutrition and Mental Wellness. AAR Insurance was at hand to offer all the health services free of charge.
Speaking at the Wetaase Wellness Camp, Mr. Jonan Kisakye – Chief Executive Officer of UIA who was also the first recipient of the medical tests stated that insurers were committed to leading by example in prioritizing health. “We take health matters seriously and we urge the wider public to make it a point to do checkups as often as possible while also leading healthy lifestyles”. Mrs. Josephine Kasekende – PR Director of IBAU stressed the message of early testing for cancer. “Most of these cancers are treatable if detected early. The onus is on us all to take personal responsibility and test regularly. ” She also advised the masses to get Medical Insurance as it helps to minimize health expenses.