The 16th Joint Annual Scientific Health Conference 2022
The TRIAD Unit participated in the 16th Joint Annual Scientific Health (JASH) Conference which was organized by Makerere University College of Health Sciences from 21st to 23rd September 2022 under the theme “The role of health professions education in strengthening health systems, research, global and community health for economic development.” The conference attracted participants from local and international organisations.
At the JASH, the TRIAD Unit made eight presentations (3 oral and 6 posters).
The oral presentations were:
- Understanding drowning in Uganda: burden and circumstances (from the prevention of drowning project by Frederick Oporia)
- Determinants of life jacket use among boaters on Lake Albert, Uganda: a qualitative study (from the prevention of drowning project by Frederick Oporia)
- Impact of COVID-19 pandemic on mobility patterns in Kampala metropolitan area (from CEBHA+ project by Musasizi Ezekiel).
The poster presentations were:
- Community engagement and Environmental modifications to reduce injury risks among children in a low-income urban community in Uganda (Presented by Charles Ssemugabo from the prevention of childhood injury project).
- Prevalence of child restraint and seat belt use in Kampala: An observational study (presented by Otto Businge from BIGRS project)
- Helmet use among motorcyclists and associated factors in Kampala (Presented by Bonny Balugaba from the BIGRS project)
- Interventions to reduce pedestrian road traffic injuries: A global systematic review (Presented by Bonny Balugaba from the CEBHA+ project)
- Road safety stakeholders’ perspectives of risk factors, opportunities and barriers for child pedestrians in Uganda: A qualitative study (Presented by Jimmy Osuret from the CEBHA+ project).
- Pedestrian road safety review of selected road sections in Kampala, Luwero and Gulu (Presented by Bonny Balugaba from CEBHA+ project
The poster presentation titled “Community engagement and environmental modifications to reduce injury risks among children in a low–income urban community in Uganda” emerged as the winning poster in the poster competition, and attracted a lot of interest from the audience.