Happned On November 6 - 7th, 2019 Speke Resort Munyonyo, Kampala. Uganda
Theme: Health Promotion: Investing in Health Promotion and Disease Preventions to Achieve Universal Health Coverage
The Ministry of Health (MOH) under the Health Promotion, Education and Communication Department is organizing Uganda’s first Annual National Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Conference. The mission of this Annual National Conference is to provide a platform for government, health professionals, partners and the academia to share best practices and lessons learned, provide networking opportunities, and raise awareness on the importance of health promotion for disease prevention in improving primary health careoutcomes.
This gathering will provide the opportunity for attendees, sponsors, exhibitors, and speakers to access the latest health education and promotion research, policy, and practice drawing from various health aspects/disciplines. It will explore and define the core areas of health promotion and disease prevention in the context of Uganda. The core areas includehealth education, health protection, health public policies, and disease prevention. Others include strengthening community capacity for health promotion, advocate for participation of stakeholders in primary health care, partnerships and networking, as well as monitoring and evaluation of health promotion interventions.
Therefore, the Annual National Conference on Health Promotion and Disease Prevention will provide an opportunity for MoH and Government of Uganda in general to make and be held accountable for national declarations on health promotion priorities and goals.
The First Annual Conference on Health Promotion and Disease Prevention was held in Speke Resort- Munyonyo, Kampala on 6 - 7th November, 2019. The Conference theme is “Investing in Health Promotion and Disease Preventions to Achieve Universal Health Coverage”.
The proposed theme aims at raising awareness on the importance of health promotion in improving primary health outcomes, increasing economic productivity, and contributing to sustainable development. For years, the health sector has placed emphasis on treatment instead of prevention, causing significant funds to be used to treat mainly preventable diseases. The lack of emphasis and prioritization of health promotion and disease prevention in the health sector is complex. All levels of the health system need to prioritize health promotion and disease prevention in order to make sustainable change.
The National Health Promotion Conference Correspondent
Ministry of Health, Kampala. Uganda.