First International Symposium on Community Health Workers
Theme: Contribution of Community Health Workers in attainment of the sustainable development goals
Makerere University School of Public Health, Uganda in collaboration with Nottingham Trent University, UK and the Ministry of Health, Uganda are organising an international symposium on the contribution of Community Health Workers (CHWs) to attainment of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
- From: Tuesday 21 February 2017, 12 am
- To: Thursday 23 February 2017, 12 am
- Location: Hotel Africana, Airtel House, Plot 40 / P.O Box 6771, Kampala Wampewo Ave, Kampala,
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This symposium is expected to be attended by over 400 participants from around the world, including researchers, policymakers, funders, academia, implementers, civil societies, students, and other stakeholders from national and international organisations. Speakers and presenters at the symposium are from the following countries: USA, UK, Canada, Australia, France, the Netherlands, Japan, India, Ethiopia, South Africa, Indonesia, Bangladesh, Nigeria, Ghana, Cameroon, Swaziland, Tanzania, Malawi, Sierra Leone, Kenya, and Uganda.
Partner organisations include the UK Department for International Development (DFID), the Tropical Health and Education Trust (THET), UNICEF, Pathfinder International, Healthcare Information for All (HIFA),CHW Central, the REACHOUT consortium, Health Systems Global, World Vision, AMREF Health Africa, the Malaria Consortium, USAID, Living Goods, Child Fund, Save the Children, Makerere University Centre of Excellence for Maternal Newborn Health Research (CMNHR), PATH, Healthy Child Uganda, and FHI 360.
The symposium will provide participants with a platform to share their evidence and experiences on the value and contribution of Community Health Workers (CHWs) to national health systems. Participants will also critically discuss how CHWs can contribute to the following of the health and development agenda in the sustainable development goals. Furthermore, the symposium will facilitate greater interdisciplinary collaboration and learning globally across sectors and initiatives.
Plot 40 / P.O Box 6771
Kampala Wampewo Ave