The Campus Health Clinic mainly aims to provide quality comprehensive health care services that are readily accessible, affordable and available to registered students and employees of the University of Zululand (UNIZULU).
Our vision as the campus clinic is as follows:
– To constitute a special centre for quality and comprehensive health care to students as well as staff. This is obviously in line with the vision of the University to provide quality and comprehensive education to citizenry.
Our missions include the following:
– To provide, promote, curative treatment and rehabilitee health care services delivery to students and staff alike.
– To be properly guided by the ethical foundations of the foundation and standard of the health department.
– To be guided by Batho Pele principle for service provision.
– To observe with kin interest confidentiality at all time as stipulated in the nurse pledge for a successful and goal oriented education.
– To respect individual’s uniqueness and diversity of every patient. This conforms to the Batho Pele principle of privacy and humanity.
– To observe human rights of all patients or clients whilst emphasizing responsibility for own health.
Health Education plays an important role in preventing diseases and in encouraging a healthy lifestyle that is necessary to enable students to concentrate on their main purpose at the University, namely to study. The health professionals at the Centre are experienced and qualified to assist and advise the university community members with regards to all health-related issues and problems.
Health Awareness Campaigns are scheduled from time to time in collaboration with health Promotion Unit and other relevant stakeholders.
The staff members at the University’s Health Care Centre deal with health related problems at a Primary Health Care level. In other words, minor ailments are dealt with, e.g:-
– Chest problems
– Gastro-intestinal tract problems
– Skin problem
– Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs)
Major problems or those health issues beyond the Primary Health Care level are referred to the medical practitioner, nearby hospitals and private clinics.
Individual students and staff suffering from the following conditions or problems are assisted and educated to maintain a healthy life-style that will reduce the adverse impact of these conditions on their quality of life productivity and learning ability:-
– Getting infected through living with a person who has infectious diseases
– Alcohol and drug addiction
As nurse practitioners, we make a special effort to help the individual student or personnel member to adopt behavioural change that is required to maintain optimum health.
The HCT (HIV/AIDS Counselling and Testing) programme of the Department of Health is followed, i.e. all clients coming to the clinic receive counselling about need and Voluntary Counselling and Testing (VCT – own choice).
Specific HIV/AIDS services include:-
– Motivation for prevention; ABC,MMC (Male Medical Circumcision)
– Monitoring condoms availability at strategic points
– Pre and Post-test counselling
– HIV test : Neg – counsel to maintain negative status
– HIV test : Pos – Blood for CD4 count: <350 refer to Khandisa Clinic for ARV initiation
– Supply of immune boosters to HIV positive clients
– TB screening
Short term plan: To start ARVs literacy classes and initiation of ARV Therapy at UNIZULU KwaDlangezwa campus clinic.
Reproductive health and Family Planning advice is available to students as well as staff members, and they are assisted in planning pregnancies “by choice” instead of “by chance”.
Available methods include:-
– Oral contraception
– The Pill
– Male condoms
– Female condoms
Information on Termination of Pregnancy is also provided where needed.
The clinic’s strategy emphasizes a holistic approach that gives equal attention to the “whole” person, each with unique physical, social, psychological, spiritual and emotional needs. Referral to relevant professionals or specialists is done as necessary.
Counselling service play an important role in this regard, especially to address stress-related problems that negatively impact on focus on education.
Students have the right to decide whether to use the UNIZULU Campus Health Clinic or other facilities that are available with private doctors and hospital in Empangeni. In the interests of continuity of health care, it is essential that they make their choice known.
Head of Department (Acting)
Sister H.N.H. Mkhwanazi 6841
Dr V.J. Mashaba
Miss A Mtshali 6162
Miss C.Z. Simelane 6162
Clinical Nurse Practitioners
Sir T. J. Gumede 6862
Sir M. M. Mthethwa 6158
Sister M.S. Mbonambi (on contract)
Mr. S.V. Mafuleka (Dep. Of Health) 6861
Paramedic Staff – Speed dial 59289, cell 071 883 9289
Or Contact via PSD – 035 902 6599
Mr M.H. Mkhwanazi
Mr T.N. Mnqayi
Mr T.H. Tembe
Mr N.A. Mngadi
Miss N.N. Ngema
Miss X.Z. Jobe