About

“PUBLIC HEALTH: A DRIVER TO ACHIEVING SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS”

In 2015, the United Nations launched the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)—also known as the Global Goals—to change the world for the better and leave no one behind by 2030. This 15-year initiative aims to tackle 17 areas of need across the world, from eradicating hunger to fostering responsible production and consumption to ensuring everyone has access to a quality education.

Although all the goals will affect the health and well-being of people directly or indirectly, only one focuses on health; GOAL 3: to ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages. With a total of 26 indicators, the health goal has the largest number of proposed indicators of all the 17 SDGs.

As present and future leaders in healthcare, youth discussions that foster multidisciplinary collaboration are highly required as a great step in engaging all public health students, academia, professionals and stakeholders to speeding up achievement of the SDGs in Uganda. Transforming our world begins with individual input which feeds into communities and reinforces Uganda’s efforts. Therefore this Symposium will open up opportunities for every participant to understand how they can contribute to the SDGs.

SYMPOSIUM SUBTHEMES

Integration of Public Health
Education and Entertainment

Sexual and Reproductive Health

Information Communication and Technology in Public Health

Research and Development in healthcare

HIV/AIDS among young
women and girls

Evidence based Advocacy

STRUCTURE OF THE SYMPOSIUM

The Symposium will be a (1) one days’ event involving panel discussions, sharing of experiences, best practices and challenges, oral and poster presentations, creative and performance arts exhibition sessions.

Sessions and timing
The Symposium will have a total of 4 sessions. First session in the morning will run from 8:00 to 10:20 am and second sessions 10:40 to 12:45pm. The afternoon will also run from 1:45pm to 3:45pm and the last sessions of the day from 4:00pm to 5:30pm.

PARTICIPANTS

The Public Health Youth Symposium will target Public health students (undergraduate, graduate and post-doctorate), healthcare professionals, members of the academia, researchers, policy makers and representatives from the Ministry of Health, Ministry of Education and other agencies.