1st International Conference on Public Health Kenya 2018

About the Conference

About the Conference

Preamble

The 1st International Public Health Conference 2018 delves on Collaboration and partnerships that seek to bring all African Public Health Professionals together in hosting and organizing joint conferences for purposes of sharing new knowledge in public health, dissemination of research findings.

This timely conference avails an opportunity for learning, discussing and critically analyzing prevailing contemporary issues in Public Health practice in Africa with a view of unveiling practical and scientific case-based solutions to public health challenges.

This will not only be a moment of learning new public health knowledge from the research findings but also to reflect on the available opportunities for responding to emerging and re-emerging issues in Public Health as well as achieving one of the Big 4 agendas in Kenya, the Vision 2030 and SDGs through a multidisciplinary, multi-sectoral and multi-national approach.

Conference On Public Health Kenya 2018
"Contemporary Issues In Public Health Practice In Africa"
23RD – 25TH OCTOBER, 2018
Mount Kenya University, Main Campus - Thika, Kenya

Conference objectives

The objectives of the conference will be

  1. To provide an opportunity for regional and international organizations to share Public health findings of their research findings.
  2. Enhance collaborative and joint research on emerging and re-emerging issues in Public Health.
  3. To provide an engagement platform for health and Public Health professionals, Scientists, health policy makers the academia and other stakeholders on contemporary issues in Public Health
  4. To promote networking between scholars and other professionals

Conference sub-themes

The conference will be guided by the following sub-themes:

  1. Health policy, financing and Service Delivery
  2. The Business of Health and Health of Business
  3. Environmental Health: Hygiene and health services
  4. Disasters and emergency management in Africa.
  5. Health consequences of Road traffic accidents and Health
  6. Urbanization and Public health in Africa: Challenges, Solutions and Prospects.
  7. Pollution , Climate change and health in Africa
  8. Reproductive health : Maternal, Neonatal, child and Adolescent
  9. Gender issues and public health
  10. Occupational health, safety and work productivity in Africa.
  11. Digital innovations, ICT and media in health
  12. Food security, nutrition and health in Africa
  13. Communicable and Non-communicable diseases in Africa.
  14. Disease surveillance and health information systems
  15. Drug, substance abuse and health

Expected conference outcomes

The conference will expect the following outcomes:

  1. Strengthened health and Public health research
  2. Collaborative, joint partnerships and networks among stakeholders
  3. A pool of informed Public health and health professionals for evidence –based decision making on contemporary issues of public health in Africa towards attainment of Vision 2030 and Sustainable Development Goals
  4. Enhanced engagement, dialogue and communication platform for health and public health research and practice, health policies and health systems strengthening.
  5. Strengthened strategic alliances and partnerships for Africa’s development agenda

Call for Abstracts

The local organising committee and Mount Kenya University hereby calls for abstract written in line with the conference theme.

Read More on Submission Guidelines

Important Dates

* Deadline for Abstracts Submission - 15th September, 2018

* Deadline for Abstracts Full papers - 30th September, 2018

* Deadline for Revised Abstracts - 30th September, 2018

* Online Registration Deadline - 21st October, 2018

* Notification of Accepted Abstracts - 20th September, 2018

 

NOTE: MOUNT KENYA UNIVERSITY BAND AND AFRICAN DANCERS WILL ENTERTAIN THE GUESTS

 

Speakers

Professor John Francis Mugisha

Professor of Health Planning & management & the Vice Chancellor of Cavendish univsity Kampala Uganda

Professor Nnodimele Onuigbo Atulomah

Professor of Public Health & Health Promotion. Dean of Public & Allied Health Babcock University Ilishan Remo, Nigeria

Professor Okwoma C. Abanobi

Professor of Epidemiology, Federal University of Technology Owerri Nigeria & the Chairman, Board of Directors, African institute of Public Health Professionals

Dr. Carol Edem

Ph.D Deputy Director Community Health Training Officers at University of Calabar Nigeria

Prof. Margaret Keraka

Margaret Keraka is a Professor of Public Health at Kenyatta University, Kenya. At Kenyatta University she has collaborated with several research institutions including WHO, UNICEF UNFPA. World vison. IPPF, FHOK
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