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1st International Symposium on Community Health Workers

The Makerere University College of Health Sciences School of Public Health, in partnership with Nottingham Trent University and Uganda’s Ministry of Health, is hosting the Symposium on Community Health Workers on February 21 – 23, 2017.

To learn more about the symposium, please visit their website.



*All times listed are local Kampala, Uganda time.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017
11:00 – 13:00 PLENARY Moderated by Kenneth Mugumya Hotel Africana, Nile Hall
11:30 – 13:00 PANEL: CHEWs in Uganda: A Strategy for Attainment of
the SDGs?
Eileen Mokaya Nile Hall
Wednesday, February 22, 2017
9:00 – 10:30 PANEL 3C: Learned Lessons Learned and Opportunities for CHW Implementation: Global Perspectives and
Experiences from Nigeria, Ethiopia, Tanzania,
& Uganda
Eileen Mokaya, Yewondewossen Tilahun, Dolorosa Duncan Rwizi Hall
16:15 – 16:30 Use of Village Health Teams to Increase
Access to Family Planning Services in Hard-to-reach Populations of Mayuge & Wakiso
Districts (oral presentation)
Dorah Taranta Nile Hall
16:45 – 17:00 Community Health Workers: Task Sharing of
Implanon Insertion in Ethiopia (oral presentation)
Yewondewossen Tilahun Sezibwa Hall
Thursday, February 23, 2017
12:00-12:15 Filling in the Blanks: Key Research Gaps for
Programmatic Understanding of CHWs in Uganda (oral presentation)
Caroline Nalwoga Nile Hall
12:15-12:30 From Research to Policy: How Recommendations
from the Village Health Team Assessment Led to
the Development of the CHEW Strategy in Uganda (oral presentation)
Caroline Nalwoga  Nile Hall
15:15-15:30 Strengthening Collaboration and Coordination to
Inform Future Scale-up of CHEW Programming in
Uganda (oral presentation)
Kenneth Mugumya Rwizi Hall