Dear conference delegates,
It is my pleasure on behalf of the board and members of the Uganda Society for Health Scientists
to warmly welcome you to the Society’s 20 th Annual Scientific Conference.
As a member of this society from the early 2000’s I have immensely enjoyed each of the annual
conferences, initially as a participant and later as an organizer. I have served on the board for the
society, which I joined in 2011 for the past 10 years. Later I assumed the position of
Chairperson for the society, to which I was elected in 2018.
These conferences are none like any other on the Ugandan scene because they bring together
scientists on a platform for different cadres and various institutions all over the country and
beyond. The annual scientific conference remains the society’s flagship research dissemination
meeting and I am pleased to say that we have successfully convened 19 meetings since inception
and only had a break last year due to the Covid–19 pandemic. For the many lives that have been
lost to the pandemic, we commiserate with the bereaved families.
I would like to thank the chairperson of the organizing committee for this year’s meeting, Dr. Ivy
Kasirye, the entire USHS board and the staff for their tireless efforts to convene this meeting.
The committee has put together a compelling conference program for your attention. I urge all
of you to actively participate in the conference proceedings.
The theme for this year’s conference is “THRIVING IN HEALTH RESEARCH AND SERVICE
PROVISION IN A CHANGING WORLD” we hope this ensure our collective commitment to
promote evidence based practices.
I would like to greatly appreciate Prof. Chris Whalen, the USHS technical advisor for his unwavering moral and material support. Special thanks to our partners, the Pulmonary Complications of AIDS Research Training Program (PART) and the University of Georgia. Finally, I would like to thank the USHS board members with whom, I have served for the last two years, our advisory members as well as the administrative staff of USHS for keeping the society vibrant.
Enjoy the meeting.
Assoc. Prof. Noeline Nakasujja
Chairperson USHS

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