The Public Health Youth Symposium (PHYS) is an avenue for public health practitioners and professionals to communicate connect and collaborate on pertinent public health needs and challenges at local national and international level.
It is a gathering of public health practitioners and partners from government, academia, civil society organizations and the corporates that share a common interest and dedication in protecting, preventing and promoting the health of the populations in Uganda.
The Symposium seeks to turn young people into advocates, activists, champions and change agents by empowering them with information and skills on Sexual and Reproductive Health, HIV and AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Management, Human Rights, Project Planning and Management, Evidence-Based Advocacy, Communication, Social Entrepreneurship and Critical thinking using a problem-solving and learning environment. In addition to the above, young people will also gain leadership skills, networking skills, analytical skills, interpersonal skills, and teamwork skills.
The symposium targets over 500 Public health students (undergraduate, graduate and post-doctoral), healthcare professionals, members of the academia, researchers, policymakers, and representatives from the Ministry of Health, Ministry of Education and from the professional bodies that regulate Public Health practice.