ACHEST represented at the Network Towards Unity for Health (TUFH) Conference in Ireland

Dr. Elsie Kiguli-Malwadde, Director of Education and Health Workforce Development at the African Centre for Global Health and Social Transformation (ACHEST) who is the Secretary General of the Network Towards Unity for Health (TUFH) represented ACHEST at the Annual TUFH conference which took place at the University of Limerick, Ireland from 15-20th August 2018.
Dr. Elsie Kiguli-Malwade of ACHEST Right speaking at the TUFH conference in IrelandDr. Elsie Kiguli-Malwade of ACHEST Right speaking at the TUFH conference in IrelandThe theme of the conference was; “Community Empowerment for Health: A Multi-Sectoral Approach.”During TUFH 2018 Conference, participants discussed empowerment of underrepresented sectors and communities, intersectoral opportunities, and the ways educational institutions can be encouraged to become more socially accountable.
Presenters’ demystified empowerment as listening and shared decision-making with emphasis laid on communication and partnership, without which empowerment cannot be possible.
The conference was based on four Subthemes that included; 1) Empowering Communities 2) Empowering Under represented Sectors in Society 3) Intersectoral Opportunities and Challenges and 4) Engaging Educational Institutions.
Dr. Kiguli-Malwadde who was part of the organizing committee of the conference moderated several sessions and spoke at the opening and closing ceremonies. She also presented a workshop on Empowering Women in health workforce leadership and was a panelist at the TUFH talks, 3 minutes presentations by participants (like TED talks) that was followed by questions from a panel and later the audience.
The conference came up with a declaration found at: