REACHOUT is delighted to be a co-sponsor of the Ugandan Symposium which will take place from the 21-23 February 2017, "Contribution of Community Health Workers (CHWs) toward attainment of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)".

This symposium is being organised by the School of Social Sciences Public Health team at Nottingham Trent University (NTU), Makerere University School of Public Health (MakSPH) and the Ugandan Ministry of Health (MOH). 

The event will be interdisciplinary and inclusive to those working in the health and development fields in order to maximise the themes and discussions about the value, importance and contribution of CHWs to the SDG agenda in Uganda, Africa and the global health and development community. Participation is invited from researchers, community health workers, policy makers, funders, implementers, civil society and other stakeholders from  international, national and regional associations and professional organisations. You can download the symposium poster and we would be very happy if you would circulate it to your contacts.


CHWs programmes (past, present and future)

  • History and current state of CHWs programmes
  • Recruitment, retention and attrition of CHWs
  • Training models for CHWs programmes
  • Performance, motivation and satisfaction of CHWs
  • Coordination and supervision of CHWs
  • Gender and ethics in CHWs work
  • Community Health Extension Workers (CHEWs)
  • CHWs programmes across the world (Africa, Asia, America, Europe and Australia)
  • Challenges, lessons learnt and opportunities

CHWs and health systems

  • Leadership, governance and accountability
  • Human resources for health
  • Financing of CHWs programmes and sustainability
  • Medicines and health supplies
  • Health Management Information System (HMIS) and mobile health
  • Community health innovations
  • Delivery of health services
  • Research priorities and gaps

Role of CHWs in the SDGs era

  • Communicable diseases (malaria, pneumonia, diarrhoea, HIV/AIDS, TB and others)
  • Non-communicable diseases
  • Maternal, newborn and child health
  • Alcohol, drug and substance abuse
  • Sexual and reproductive health
  • Universal health coverage (UHC)
  • Water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH)
  • Early warning and management of national and global health risks
  • Multisectoral collaboration

Please submit an abstract. Deadline 30 November 2016.

Registration now open


Ugandan students

  • Early bird registration – UGX 50,000
  • Late registration – UGX 80,000 –

Ugandan non students

  • Early bird registration – UGX 100,000
  • Late registration – UGX 150,000

International participants

  • Early bird registration – GBP (£) 125
  • Late registration – GBP (£) 175

This page provides details of how to register.

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