Students quizzed on HIV/Aids

The Biomedical Sciences Student Society (BMSSS) recently hosted a Quiz Night that pitted student teams from the Poly’s academic schools against one another in an effort to raise awareness of HIV/ Aids in the student community.

The Quiz Night, hosted under the theme, ‘An HIV/Aids Free Generation,’ brought together student teams from the Schools of Health and Applied Sciences, Natural Resources and Spatial Sciences, Engineering, Human Sciences, Management Sciences and Computing and Informatics.

The event’s primary aim was to inform and educate the student community on a range of issues relating to HIV/Aids, including the transmission, diagnosis and prevention of the disease. The Quiz Night also attracted professionals from several institutions and organisations within the medical laboratory sciences sectors, including the Namibian Institute for Pathology (NIP), the Namibian Association of Medical Laboratory Sciences (NAMLS), the Namibian Blood Transfusion Service (NamBTS) and the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention Namibia (CDC-Namibia).

The School of Health and Applied Sciences claimed the winner’s trophy, while the School of Engineering was awarded the second place.

The Head of the BSSS Planning Committee, Erastus Haimbodi, was pleased with the success of this first attempt. “The Quiz Night was a resounding success. We had an excellent turnout from industry stakeholders as well as students,” he said. He added that by posing questions related to HIV/Aids, the Quiz Night served an educational function and thereby achieved the aim of the initiative.

Date: 
Wednesday, May 13, 2015
for Month: 
May, 2015

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