Uganda to host the first ever global health security agenda Conf. in Africa


By Johanna Mpindi
This Wednesday Uganda will be hosting it’s first annual Global Health Security  agenda, an effort by nations international organisations and civil society to accelerate progress towards a world safe and secure from infectious disease threats promoting global health security as an international priority and to facilitate progress towards full implementation of the world Heath organisation international regulations that was launched in February 2014 in the United Nations.

While addressing the media at Uganda Uganda Media Center Kampala, the  Minister for health Jane Ruth Aceng said that, Uganda is now marked as the first African country to host the Annual Global Health Security A gender ministerial meeting.

It should be remembered that in the year 2013, Uganda was one of the two countries that were chosen to act as a Global health Security demonstration country. And from march to September , Uganda ministry of health together with the US centers for disease control implemented a demonstration project for rapid global health security upgrades of three pillars including laboratories, information systems and public health emergency center, where Uganda performed very well in the pilot study thus joining the global health Security Gender.

This Conference will be held under the theme health security for all engaging communities ,non governmental organisations and private sectors at the common wealth speke resort munyonyo from the 25th to 27th.

The primary goal of the global health agender is to support countries to build their capacities to contribute towards the world’s safe stay from infectious diseases threats and to elevate global health as a national and


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