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"'I'm a Health Worker' - Abduaraman Gidi" made by IntraHealth International.

female CHW working with mother and baby

The 1st International Symposium on Community Health Workers was held in February 2017 in Kampala, Uganda, organized by Makerere University School of Public Health, Uganda in collaboration with Nottingham Trent University, UK and the Uganda Ministry of Health. The theme was Contribution of Community Health Workers in attainment of the Sustainable Development Goals.


The symposium was attended by more than 450 participants from 22 countries, including researchers, policy makers, funders, implementers, civil society, students and other stakeholders from national and international organizations.


Participants shared evidence and experiences on the value and contribution of CHWs to national health systems as well as the achievement of the 2030 agenda for sustainable development enshrined in the SDGs.


Abstracts from 100 of the symposium sessions are available at


The meeting abstracts were compiled and edited by:

   David Musoke

   Rawlance Ndejjo

   Trasias Mukama

   Solomon Tsebeni Wafula

   Charles Ssemugabo

   Linda Gibson

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