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NCS PARTNERS WITH CORSU HOSPITAL AND CANADIAN SPORTS MEDICINE TO CONDUCT MEDICAL SCREENING AND MEDICINE TRAINING
National Council of Sports in collaboration with CoRSU Hospital and Canadian Sports Medicine are carrying out Screening exercises for sports athletes/persons for sports injuries. The 2 days Screening exercises are set for Tuesday, 6th March 2018 and Thursday 8th March 2018 at the NCS Hockey Pitch and are a continuation of the previous clinics in 2016 and 2017. The three stakeholders partnered to periodically conduct screening and therapy exercises.
On Wednesday, 7th March 2018, a Level 3 Sports Medical Training is being conducted as a continuation of the previously held Level 1 and 2 held in 2017 at NCS, Lugogo.
Ms. Jo-Ann Bateman, The Team Lead of the of the Canadian Sport Medicine in Uganda noted that ‘Partnerships are important in bringing together the right people to help develop Ugandan athletes and medical Practitioners’
‘The goal is to provide the tools to empower Uganda to care for its athletes through clinical service and Education’
‘The Screening exercise has established that Ugandan athletes continue to play despite being injured and there is a huge need and desire for information and Education so that Ugandan practitioners can provide the same level of care as provided by the visiting Canadian Medical Team’ Ms. Jo-Ann Bateman added
The NCS General Secretary commended the long standing partnership with CoRSU and reaffirmed that the exercise is what the sports sector requires to ensure sustainability of participation of Ugandan Athletes in active sports.