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Call for abstracts for the Third National Public Health Youth Symposium

Public Health Ambassadors Uganda (PHAU) calls for abstracts for the 2019 National Public Health Youth Symposium on novel research and program areas, directed at enabling stakeholders, to achieve Universal Health Coverage (UHC) so as to enhance economic and social wellbeing to benefit young people in Uganda. Abstracts on research/programs from around the globe demonstrating the benefits of UHC, new technologies and innovations and best practices to achieve UHC in regards to young people’s Sexual and Reproductive Health are encouraged.

Abstracts that demonstrate innovative scientific/evaluation methods or evidence-based programs for enhancing UHC will be given priority in the review and acceptance process. Abstracts can be for either oral or poster presentations.

Below are the topics of special interest


  • Context of UHC in Uganda
  • Status and performance of the UHC Policy in Uganda
  • Uganda Progress on UHC2030 Commitments and Obligations

Health Financing

  • Health systems financing towards Universal Health Coverage
  • Inefficiencies and Inequity in resource use towards UHC
  • Bridging the Financing gap towards UHC 

Service delivery and Coverage reforms

  • National structure and status of Critical Health infrastructure (including the workforce at different levels)
  • Disparities in service delivery across regions and social-economic strata (inclusivity of key populations and people living with disability)
  • Obligations to progress towards UHC

Priority interventions

  • Health Promotion
  • Child survival and maternal health
  • Accessible FP programs for young people


  • Challenges and Opportunities for integration of HIV/AIDS response into UHC
  • Impact of HIV/AIDS integration into UHC on prevention, treatment, service delivery, and key populations


Submitted abstracts may address global a) research findings or b) effective program practices. Each abstract should not be longer than 500 words and should follow the respective outlines below. Individuals submitting abstracts should ensure they provide sufficient detail for external reviewers to evaluate their work. Should state their interest in applying for either oral or poster presentation.


Research abstract

Program/Best Practice abstract

1.     Title

2.     Significance/background

3.     Main objective/hypothesis

4.     Methods (location, study design, data source, timeframe, sample size, analysis approach)

5.     Results/key findings

6.     Knowledge contribution

1. Title

2. Background/Objective/Rationale

3.   Program intervention/activities

4.   Methods (location, setting, data source, timeframe, beneficiaries, participant size, evaluation approach)

5.   Results/key findings

6.   Program implications/lessons


  1. Originality – Contains significant new findings
  2. Quality – Significantly advances evidence base for addressing young people’s SRHR needs
  3. Importance – Directly addresses the key theme for the PHYS
  4. Presentation – Clearly presents material according to Outline (with headings)

Abstracts/papers should be submitted in English by 15th November 2019 to Public Health Ambassadors Uganda (PHAU) at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

All corresponding authors will receive an e-mail acknowledging receipt of their Abstract submission. A notification regarding the abstract decision will be sent out by 22nd November 2019. 

NOTE: Abstract from person who has appeared on Symposium more than two times will not be accepted. This is to provide opportunity for a broadened base of symposium participation.

For more information, please contact Public Health Youth Symposium Organizers at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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