Chose any of the above subthemes under which your abstract should be submitted. If you are unable to choose a subtheme, you could still submit your abstract. The Scientific subcommittee will categorize the abstract under the appropriate subtheme.
Why this theme? The recent adoption of the Sustainable Development goals by the United Nations is reflected in the 2030 agenda to transform the world through sustainable development. Uganda has it’s own vision to become a transformed society from a peasant to a modern and prosperous country within 30 years. The United Nations goals and Uganda’s own transformation are inextricably linked and build upon each other. As a pre-requisite to achieving these goals, we need to understand the importance of health in the sustainability of this development, hence the theme for this conference.
Dear researchers, health workers, policy makers, students and members of the civil Society,
On behalf of the Makerere University College of Health Sciences, I take this opportunity to invite and welcome you to the 12th Joint Annual Scientific Health (JASH) Conference 2016, scheduled to take place for 3 days from Wednesday21st– Friday 23rdSeptember 2016 at Kabira Country ClubKampala, Uganda.
The theme of this year’s conference is ‘From MDGs to SDGs: A Holistic Approach to Health for Sustainable Development’.
As we re-orient ourselves to embrace the Sustainable Development goals(SDGs) in line with the United Nations 2030 agenda for sustainable development and reflect on the Millennium Development goals (MDGs), health continues to play an important role in development. The cornerstone of achieving these sustainable development goals is woven in the fabric of a healthy population in each country especially the developing countries. The achievement of these goals will take a determined, healthy population working together in a collective effort with policy makers that understand the benefits of investing in the health of a nation and it’s citizens. This conference will focus on several sub-themes; Health in all policies, Research and Development, Climate change & health, Communicable and non-communicable diseases, Health systems, Occupational health & safety, Bio-security and Bio-terrorism, Emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases, and Community health.
Each of these sub-themes highlights important areas of focus that are linked to the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats that we need to critically understand as we work towards the success of these sustainable development goals and Uganda’s Vision 2040. Indeed, the theme for this conference reflects the need for a holistic approach encompassing all these sub-themes in order to ensure that countries partner together to build an environment for sustainable development.
Papers on the research and development that drive health policy, the seemingly peripheral effect of climate on health, the important role of occupational health, emerging threats of bio-terrorism, and the effect of re-emerging infectious diseases affecting our communities will be presented at the conference.
The conference is being organised by the School of Medicine, in the College of Health Sciences at Makerere University in collaboration with the Uganda National Association of Community and Occupational Health (UNACOH), Ministry of Health Uganda, and the WHO-sponsored 15th Dr. Mathew Lukwiya Memorial Lecture.
Audience:The conference will be attended by re-known Health/Medical researchers/Scientists, Doctors, Nurses, Pharmacists, Veterinarians, Social Workers from Universities in Uganda, other regional and Global institutions, Directors of health institutions/NGOs as well as policy makers from various government Ministries in Uganda, Africa and Global Agencies.
I hope that attendance of this conference will provide you with an opportunity to network as you disseminate your research findings or clinical/community experience to an important and influential audience. We will host select training programs that will highlight the available opportunities for research training.
I welcome you to register,submit abstracts and attend this premier scientific annual meetingin Kampala, Uganda.
Dr. David Meya, PhD