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VC Meets 3rd IFEH and 16th MUEHSA Conference Organising Committee

The Vice Chancellor, Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe on Friday, 15th March 2019 met with staff and students of the School of Public Health, College of Health Sciences (CHS), who are organizing the 3rd International Federation of Environmental Health and 16th Makerere University Environmental Health Students' Association (MUEHSA) Conference. The event is due to take place from 9th to 11th April 2019 at Hotel Africana, Kampala Uganda.

The conference, organised under the theme; Environmental Health: A Cornerstone to Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals, will bring together various stakeholders from around the world to stimulate multidisciplinary and multisectoral collaboration in environmental health central to achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs); particularly SDG 3 and SDG 6.

Some of the stakeholders lined up for the conference include;

Keynote Speakers

Dr. David T. Dyjack, Executive Director of the National Environmental Health Association (NEHA), USA

Dr. Gwen Collman, Ph.D., Director of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) Division of Extramural Research and Training

Dr. Tracy Morse, Environmental Health Practitioner and research fellow

Godson Ana, Professor of Environmental Health Sciences at the University of Ibadan, Nigeria

Speakers

Dr. Selvanathan Mudaly, President of the International Federation of Environmental Health and the President of the South African Institute of Environmental Health

Mr. Emmery Patrice Mbaha, President of the Environmental Health Workers' Association of Uganda (EHWAU)

Dr. Rhoda Wanyenze, Professor and Dean of the Makerere University School of Public Health

Prof. Charles Ibingira, Professor and Principal Makerere University College of Health Sciences

Jerry Chaka, Chairperson of the Africa Group of the International Federation of Environmental Health (IFEH) and Director of Environmental Health services, City of Ekurhuleni, South Africa

Dr. Linda Gibson, Associate Professor, School of Social Sciences at Nottingham Trent University (NTU), UK

George Oryongatum, President of the Makerere University Environmental Health Students' Association (MUEHSA)

In his remarks, Prof. Nawangwe thanked the Organising Committee for the good job in organising the Conference so far and looked forward to a successful conference.

Source: Makerere University

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