The overall objective of Uganda Health Communication Network (UHCN) is sharing evidence-based research between health researchers, policy makers and knowledge intermediaries (journalists, librarians, editors). UHCN provides a platform for influencing health policy and practice through research and effective communication. The network’s central premise is that greater access to more accurate information leads to better decisions, healthier behaviours, and more effective policies.
Theme. ‘Non-commucable Diseases: Communication, Myths and Realities’
NCDs cause over 100,000 deaths in Uganda annually, which is 35% of the total annual deaths in the country, according to the World Health Organization.
The conference will bring together researchers, policymakers and knowledge intermediaries such as Journalist, librarians and journal editors, for the dissemination of time and evident-based health information.
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Building communication capacity of researchers, policymakers and knowledge intermediaries such as journalists, librarians and journal editors and bridging them is crucial for dissemination of timely and evidence-based health information.
A group of 65 people gathered in Uganda in the first of a series of ‘Building Bridges’ forums in April this year, and came up with the Munyonyo declaration on health communication.
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