Scarlet J Nakaweesa
Nursing
Mbarara University
Uganda
School fee per year: 8733 SEK
Year of graduation: 2021
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BACKGROUND
I grew up with a single mother and four siblings in a suburban area in central Uganda. My mother provided for our needs through her job as a small scale retail shop attendant. My school fees were paid partly by my mother, the church and a few relatives. Sometimes I have to work to contribute to my school fees by making and selling candles.
WHY
I chose to become a nurse since I love taking care of others, especially the sick. I also noticed a gap in service delivery, especially to the adolescents and teenagers in terms of reproductive health needs. I want to be able to try and bridge that gap for better health service delivery. My dream job would be a job in the public service because such jobs are pensionable and are accompanied with retirement benefits. I would love to work with teenagers and adolescents in the reproductive health sector.
INTERESTS
I love music and dancing, and I am really good at it. Besides dancing, I love hanging out with friends and family, taking walks and visiting new places by foot.
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Medicine & Health
Scarlet J Nakaweesa
Nursing
Mbarara University
Uganda

8733 SEK
remaining in total
school fee per year
100% of degree funded
Year of graduation: 2021
Number of years supported by Help to Help: 1
I chose to become a nurse since I love taking care of others, especially the sick.
I chose to become a nurse since I love taking care of others, especially the sick.
BACKGROUND
I grew up with a single mother and four siblings in a suburban area in central Uganda. My mother provided for our needs through her job as a small scale retail shop attendant. My school fees were paid partly by my mother, the church and a few relatives. Sometimes I have to work to contribute to my school fees by making and selling candles.
MY CHOICE OF STUDIES
I chose to become a nurse since I love taking care of others, especially the sick. I also noticed a gap in service delivery, especially to the adolescents and teenagers in terms of reproductive health needs. I want to be able to try and bridge that gap for better health service delivery. My dream job would be a job in the public service because such jobs are pensionable and are accompanied with retirement benefits. I would love to work with teenagers and adolescents in the reproductive health sector.
INTERESTS
I love music and dancing, and I am really good at it. Besides dancing, I love hanging out with friends and family, taking walks and visiting new places by foot.

LATEST UPDATES

Scarlet J Nakaweesa

May 25, 2021

I have decided to join the other change makers here at the University in a project to create more awareness to needy students, both males and females about the Help to Help Scholarship Programme.  We shall have the outreach on 29th May at the University.  I chose this activity because we need to have more educated women in our society to reduce on women dependence on men which forces them stay in violent relationship.  Some women can't afford the expenses of staying in school and so they can apply and get sponsorship.  

I am concerned about the increasing incidence of breast cancer among women in Sub Saharan Africa including Uganda. There is also increased mortality from the disease because women present to health facilities when the disease has advanced and prognosis is poor for advanced disease stage.

We need to create awareness about breast cancer and about other diseases that affect the breast. We need to inform the public about the causes and risk factors for each breast conditions. Also we educate them about signs and symptoms and where to get help. We need to train our health workers and equip them with skills as they are advocates and change agents. We need to address myths and misunderstanding our communities have about such illnesses.

As a result of my concern, I took up a project to assess the knowledge, attitude and practice of breast self-examination among undergraduate female medical students at Mbarara University of Science and Technology. Breast self-examination is important in low income countries for creation of " breast awareness ".  When a woman is breast aware she can easily detect any changes in her breasts and report to health facility early enough for proper management. Students and other health workers teach patients and clients about breast self-examination. Mammography is the most effective method of diagnosing breast cancer but it is expensive. Thats why we need emphasis on the knowledge, attitude and practice of breast self-examination in our society.  

May 25, 2021

I have decided to join the other change makers here at the University in a project to create more awareness to needy students, both males and females about the Help to Help Scholarship Programme.  We shall have the outreach on 29th May at the University.  I chose this activity because we need to have more educated women in our society to reduce on women dependence on men which forces them stay in violent relationship.  Some women can't afford the expenses of staying in school and so they can apply and get sponsorship.  

I am concerned about the increasing incidence of breast cancer among women in Sub Saharan Africa including Uganda. There is also increased mortality from the disease because women present to health facilities when the disease has advanced and prognosis is poor for advanced disease stage.

We need to create awareness about breast cancer and about other diseases that affect the breast. We need to inform the public about the causes and risk factors for each breast conditions. Also we educate them about signs and symptoms and where to get help. We need to train our health workers and equip them with skills as they are advocates and change agents. We need to address myths and misunderstanding our communities have about such illnesses.

As a result of my concern, I took up a project to assess the knowledge, attitude and practice of breast self-examination among undergraduate female medical students at Mbarara University of Science and Technology. Breast self-examination is important in low income countries for creation of " breast awareness ".  When a woman is breast aware she can easily detect any changes in her breasts and report to health facility early enough for proper management. Students and other health workers teach patients and clients about breast self-examination. Mammography is the most effective method of diagnosing breast cancer but it is expensive. Thats why we need emphasis on the knowledge, attitude and practice of breast self-examination in our society.  

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