The People’s Health Movement Ugandan Chapter, in partnership with Makerere University School of Public Health, invites researchers, practitioners, policymakers, students, and community leaders to submit abstracts for the upcoming conference on “Advancing Health Equity through Collaborative Action.” This conference aims to address the urgent need for achieving health equity in Uganda by bringing together diverse stakeholders to share knowledge, exchange experiences, and develop strategies for collective action.

Abstracts are invited on a wide range of topics related to health equity and the conference themes. We welcome submissions that showcase research findings, innovative projects, best practices, and community-driven initiatives. This is an excellent opportunity to contribute to the discourse on health equity and make a meaningful impact in Uganda’s healthcare landscape.

conference sessions

Keynote Speeches

Renowned experts in the field of health equity and public health will deliver inspiring keynote speeches. These speeches will provide valuable insights and perspectives on advancing health equity.

Plenary Sessions

Each conference topic will be discussed in plenary sessions with panel discussions. These sessions will feature experts, policymakers, and practitioners who will delve into the key issues and challenges related to health equity.

Oral and Poster Presentations

Presenters will have the opportunity to showcase their research findings, innovative projects, and best practices through oral and poster presentations. This platform will allow for the dissemination of valuable knowledge and experiences.

Interactive Sessions and Roundtable Discussions

The conference will include interactive sessions and roundtable discussions to encourage networking, collaboration, and the exchange of ideas.

Conference topics

Health equity in Uganda is hindered by disparities in access to quality healthcare services. Inadequate healthcare infrastructure, limited resources, and geographical barriers create challenges for marginalized populations. This topic aims to explore strategies to improve access to quality healthcare, particularly in underserved areas, and address barriers that hinder equitable healthcare access.

Community engagement and empowerment play a vital role in promoting health equity. This topic focuses on involving communities in decision-making processes, fostering health education, and empowering individuals to take charge of their health. It explores community-led initiatives, participatory approaches, and the role of civil society organizations in promoting health equity.

Transformative policies and advocacy efforts are crucial for addressing health disparities and promoting health equity. This topic examines the role of policymakers, healthcare professionals, and civil society organizations in advocating for policy changes that allocate resources to marginalized populations, address social determinants of health, and promote equitable access to healthcare services.

The privatization of healthcare services can exacerbate health inequities. This topic explores the impact of privatization on health equity and seeks to identify strategies to ensure that privatization does not compromise access to quality healthcare for vulnerable populations. It examines the role of regulation, accountability, and public-private partnerships in achieving health equity.

Climate change poses significant challenges to health equity. This topic explores the intersection between climate change and health, focusing on the disproportionate impacts on vulnerable populations. It examines strategies to mitigate the health effects of climate change, build climate-resilient healthcare systems, and promote environmental justice for achieving health equity.

Gender disparities have a profound impact on health equity. This topic addresses the unique challenges faced by women, including limited access to reproductive health services, high maternal mortality rates, and gender-based violence. It explores approaches to promote gender-responsive policies, empower women, and ensure equitable access to healthcare services.

Trade policies can influence health outcomes and health equity. This topic examines the impact of trade agreements and policies on access to affordable medicines, food security, and the availability of essential healthcare services. It explores strategies to ensure that trade policies prioritize health equity and do not compromise access to essential healthcare for vulnerable populations.

Submission Guidelines

Abstracts must be written in English and should not exceed 300 words (excluding author details).
Each abstract should include the title, author(s), and affiliation.
If submitting for oral or poster presentations, please provide a brief description of your research findings, innovative projects, or best practices.
For those interested in interactive sessions and roundtable discussions, please outline the topic or theme you would like to discuss.
Abstracts must be submitted online using the provided links.
Early submission of abstracts is encouraged.
Presenting authors are required to provide a photograph and a brief bio (800 characters maximum).
The submission deadline is 13th October, 2023.

Important Dates

Assignment Date
Abstract submission deadline
13th October, 2023
Notification of acceptance
10th November, 2023
Conference dates
24th and 25th August 2023

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