Network for Community Development

Network for Community Development

Activating youth to create videos to raise awareness about alcohol abuse (Uganda)


A 2018 study showed that alcohol abuse among university students in Uganda stood at 55%1. This has a negative impact on their studies and increases their risk of developing NCDs.

We are working with the existing student representatives, 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 of excessive alcohol intake on health. We will provide telephone counselling to provide one-on-one support and conduct quarterly Zoom conferences with counsellors, psychiatrists, health workers, health ambassadors, student leaders and students on alcohol abuse and NCDs.


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