Hundreds of professionals from Uganda and other parts of the world have converged in Kampala for the 7th Annual Scientific Conference of the Makerere University College of Health Sciences (MakCHS). The event also doubles as the 19th Annual Science Conference of the
Uganda National Association for Community and Occupational Health (UNACOH) as well as the WHO 10th Dr. Mathew Lukwiya Memorial Lecture. It is being held during the Science Week, an initiative of the Uganda National Council for Science and Technology (UNCST).
The three day conference├ö├ç├ûs main theme is ├ö├ç┬úAll for health ├ö├ç├┤ One health├ö├ç├ÿ.
According to the Principal of MakCHS Prof. Nelson K. Sewankambo, ├ö├ç┬úone health has become a very important area of health research, programming and policy, globally.├ö├ç├ÿ The theme therefore underscores the critical importance of focusing on integrated ├ö├ç┬úmultidisciplinary approaches to health-related matters.├ö├ç├ÿ
According to the Organising Committee Chair, Dr. Freddie Bwanga, the conference is exploring ways and strategies that can bring all stakeholders together to improve health. He emphasises that the conference features key scientific events as well as learning and sharing. Over 120 abstracts covering the areas of health transition, field experience, environment, community
and research were submitted by innovative scientists.
The Scientific Committee Chairperson Dr. Ezekiel Mupere describes the conference program
as informative providing a ├ö├ç┬úplatform for learning, scientific discussion, and networking.├ö├ç├ÿ