26 November 2012

Uganda: Kids' Party to Create Awareness On Burns

In a bid to generate awareness on burns prevention and treatment in Uganda during this year's festive season, Hotel Africana is organising 'The Hotel Africana Kids' Christmas Party', in aid of Uganda Burns and Plastic Surgery (UBPSI) Mulago Hospital ward.

UBPSI admits over 1,400 patients annually, with children under five years taking up the 69% majority.

Dr. Christina Namatovu of UPBSI says such figures call for more sensitization about burns especially among infants.

"There is therefore need to create massive awareness on the burns issue in Uganda amongst children and parents, who have been most affected by the recent repetitive fire out-breaks in schools," Namatovu explained.

Samson Kalenda, Hotel Africana's Marketing Manager said, 'The repetitive occurrence of burns in schools has prompted an interest by Hotel Africana to give back to Uganda Burns and Plastic Surgery Institute, Mulago hospital, who are directly in charge of handling the cases once they arise.

The UBPSI Doctors and Nurses alongside the Police Fire Brigade will also be on ground the whole day to sensitize children on burns awareness and prevention at Party.

'We therefore urge as many parents to bring their children on December 9, to attend the two way event of enjoying and learning," added Kalenda.

A ticket to the event will cost Ush10,000 for each child with two accompanying parents who will enter free. Children will receive soda, twisted balloons, drinks, popcorns, gifts from Father Christmas, among others.

Kalenda urged parents and children to make time and attend the Hotel Africana Kids Christmas party and assist reduce on the occurrences of burns in this country.

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