Say No to Alcohol Abuse among university students

Alcohol abuse among university students in Uganda stood at 55 % in 2013, it may be higher now. This can expose them to sexual exploitation, failure/ delay to complete their courses and risk factors for NCDs.

We will work with the existing student guild structures, recruiting forty students as ‘health ambassadors’ based at the halls of residence and training them on the dangers of alcohol abuse and its links to NCDs. They will be encouraged to create short videos for online platforms to raise awareness on the dangers and we will provide telephone counselling to provide one-on -one support whilst coordinating with counsellors, psychiatrists, health workers, health ambassadors, guild leaders and students via Zoom on a quarterly basis.