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Climate and Health

The Ministry of Health Uganda, in partnership with the World Health Organization (WHO) and Tree Adoption Uganda (TAU), will host a high-level symposium on Health and Climate Change on 14th November 2023 in Kampala.

The symposium titled "Building a Low Carbon, Climate Adaptive & Resilient Health System in Uganda" will be held at the Protea Hotel Kampala from 9 AM to 5:30 PM. Attendance at the event is free of charge.

Key partners for the symposium include; PATH, Regenerate Africa, PACE RGB, Reproductive Health Uganda (RHU), PATHFINDER, Airqo, Hummingbird Foundation, MaKDarta, AMREF Uganda and YADNET Uganda.

The symposium aims to bring together health and environment stakeholders to discuss strengthening health systems to cope with climate change impacts.

 Key sub-themes will include:

  • Health impacts of climate change
  • Health benefits of climate mitigation
  • Climate resilient low-carbon health systems
  • Adaptation for health
  • Action for health, relief, recovery and peace

 Notable speakers lined up include:

  • Dr. Charles Batte, Tree Adoption Uganda
  • Dr. Yonas Tegegn Woldemariam, WHO Uganda
  • Dr. Herbert Nabaasa, Ministry of Health Uganda
  • Tom Sengalama, UNDP
  • Jackson Chekweko, Executive Director RHU

The symposium will showcase evidence, initiatives and solutions for building climate resilience in Uganda's health sector. It will also develop recommendations to guide negotiations on health at the upcoming COP28 climate summit.

Stakeholders from the government, United Nations, civil society, academia and local communities are encouraged to attend and engage in this timely discourse.

 Abstracts Submission:

Participants are invited to submit abstracts for the symposium to info@treeadoptionuganda.org

For more information, visit www.treeadoptionuganda.org or contact Dr. Charles Batte, Tree Adoption Uganda at +256 700800618.