JPGSPH representation at symposium in Uganda on community health workers

Publish Date: 
Friday, February 24, 2017 - 10:45

Two researchers from the James P Grant School of Public Health attended a symposium on Community Health workers and their contribution towards the Sustainable Development Goals in Kampala, Uganda. Sushama Kanan (Senior Research Associate) and Tamanna Majid (Research Associate) from the REACHOUT Bangladesh project gave an oral presentation on the abstract titled “Close to community (CTC) providers role in strengthening reproductive health service provision: lessons from an implementation research, REACHOUT Bangladesh” and a poster presentation on the abstract titled “Close-to-community (CTC) health providers in the complex adaptive health system in Bangladesh”. The team also took part in a panel discussion on “What does trust have to do with Community Health Workers and the Sustainable Development Goals?” with the wider REACHOUT consortium.

Held from 21-23 February, the symposium was organised by Makerere University College of Health Sciences, School of Public Health, Uganda in partnership with Nottingham Trent University, UK and Ministry of Health, Uganda. Over 450 participants from over 20 countries attended the symposium, taking part in in-depth discussions, knowledge sharing, and networking.

A blog has been published on the basis of this panel discussion which can be found at