by Amanda Ottosson, Jimmy Osuret, Kate Hawkins et al.
1st International Symposium on Community Health Workers
21st – 23rd February 2017, Kampala, Uganda
The conference theme was chosen due to the timing of the recently launched sustainable development goals (SDGs), as many countries were planning and implementing programmes to achieve these international targets. Through the continued partnership and cross-country collaboration and sharing of best practices, community health worker (CHW) programmes can be strengthened to further improve health outcomes. This report details the key takeaways and lessons learned over the three-day Symposium from the 117 oral presentations, 27 poster presentations, 3 keynote addresses, 13 panel discussions, and 2 workshops.