The Joint Annual Scientific Conference of the MakCHS

Abstract Submission Deadline: Monday, 30 August 2016 at 2359hrs


  1. Health in all policies: Under this subtheme, abstracts on work that has led to change in health policy and how these policies are implemented within the context of sustainable development goals shall be considered.
  2. Research and Development.  Under this subtheme, abstracts on the research and development of drugs, devices or tools that improve health shall be considered.
  3. Climate change & health:  Under this subtheme, abstracts on different aspects of climate change andhow human activities lead to climate change and affect health outcomes shall be considered. Abstracts on data from Uganda and the region will particularly be encouraged.
  4. Communicable and non-communicable diseases: Under this subtheme, abstracts on communicable and non-communicable diseases, attempts on tackling them and how they threaten national health programs will be considered.
  5. Health systems. Under this subtheme, abstracts on health systems research and how this systems research contributes to sustainability of development shall be considered.
  6. Occupational health & safety: Under this subtheme, abstracts on occupational-related diseases i.e. those acquired by workers while at work e.g. in hospitals, industries, building sites e.t.c.shall be considered.
  7. Bio-security and Bio-terrorism: Under this subtheme, abstracts on how emerging bio-terrorism threatens development, advances in biosecurity andits role in achieving sustainable developmentshall be considered.
  8. Emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases. Under this subtheme, abstracts on various infectious diseases that were previously controlled but threaten to re-emerge and/or emerging disease epidemics shall be considered.
  9. Community health. Under this theme,abstracts on community health research, program implementation in the community to improve health outcomes and their impact on development shall be considered. 

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.

Conference Announcement

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
Conference Chairperson

JASH2016 Secretariat

Dean’s Office Building 1st Floor Clinical Research Building
P. O Box 7072 Kampala, Uganda
Landline: 0414 530020 Cell: Juliet +256 788112862 or 0706896110/ David +256 772543730  

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