Kampala, Uganda, 21-23 February 2017
Edited by Linda Gibson, Trasias Mukama, David Musoke et al.
BMC Proceedings 2017 11(Suppl 6):10 – Published on: 19 September 2017
Community health workers (CHWs) are recognised globally as part of human resources for health due to the increasing evidence of their role in delivering preventive and curative services particularly in low and middle income countries. CHWs contribute significantly in attainment of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) especially SDG 3 (good health and well-being) since they are at the forefront of improving health in the community. The symposium 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. Furthermore, the symposium enhanced greater interdisciplinary collaboration and learning globally across sectors and initiatives.