ACHEST at the 6th East African Health and Scientific Conference in Bujumbura.

on Thursday, 11 May 2017.

African Centre for Global Health and Social Transformation (ACHES T) was represented at the 6th East African Health and Scientific Conference and International Health Exhibition and Trade fair by Dr. Peter Eriki, Director Health Systems together with Dr. Elsie Kiguli-Malwadde, Director Health Workforce Education and Development represented from 29th to 31st March 2017 in Bunjumbura, Burundi.
The three days conference was held at Ecole Technique Professionally and coordinated by the East African Health and Research Commission ( EAHRC) and was premised on the theme: “Preparedness for and control of disease outbreaks, epidemics and pandemics in the context of Climate change, globalization and gaps in the health System.
The subthemes of the conference included; emerging, re-merging, zoonotic diseases, vaccines, diagnostics and antimicrobial agents in control of communicable diseases, antimicrobial resistance, health systems and social mobilization in control of outbreaks, epidemics and pandemics and occupational health, safety and climate change.
During the meeting, Dr. Eriki chaired a panel on Maternal and Child Health while Dr. Kiguli-Malwadde participated in a panel in health professions training in East Africa.
The meeting had very high attendance by participants from the East African region.