Uganda Health Communication Network (UHCN) 2021 Annual Scientific Conference

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.

Uganda Health Communication Network Conference 26th – 28th June 2019Protea hotel Kololo, Kampala


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.

As a result, an initiative for mobilising journalists, policymakers, journal editors, researchers and librarians to improve health communication and public understanding has been created in Uganda.

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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