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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.

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.

Click here for more details about the workshop.