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|Title: ||4thMUHAS SCIENTIFIC CONFERENCE REPORT LAPF MILLENNIUM TOWER, DAR ES SALAAM 23rd - 24thJUNE, 2016|
|Keywords: ||CONFERENCE REPORT|
|Issue Date: ||7-Mar-2017|
“Investing in Health Research and Training for Sustainable Development” this was the theme of the fourth MUHAS scientific conference. The conference was organized by Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences and funded by Swedish International Development Agency (Sida) and held from 23-24th June 2016 at LAPF International Conference Center, Millennium Towers Dar es Salaam.
In the two-days researchers, scientists, and other health stakeholders had been able to discuss to 111 oral presentations and 16 poster covering eleven subthemes of the conference as mentioned below:-
1. Basic Science Research
2. Infectious Diseases
3. Non communicable Disease
4. Health Policy and Health System Research
5. Oral Health
6. Gender and Health Education
7. Reproductive and Child Health
8. Information and Communication Technology
9. Gender and Health Education
10. Traditional Medicine
11. Pharmaceutical Care
On the first day, the programme begin with an opening ceremony with speeches from the MUHAS Vice Chancellor Prof. Ephata Kaaya followed by a speech fromthe speech by Hon. Prof. Joyce Ndalichako (MP), minister for education, science and technologyand finally guest of honour Her Excellency Vice President of United Republic of TanzaniaHon. Samia Suluhu.
The conference featured three keynote presentations delivered by renowned health researchers in the country. The first keynote address “Creating a Conducive Environment for Local Stakeholders towards Financing in Health Research and Training in Tanzania” delivered by Prof. A.D.Kiwara and Dr. Khadija Malima gave an highlight on the status, challenges andopportunities of local health stakeholders in financing training and research.
The second keynote speech on “Confronting Substance abuse in Tanzania” was delivered by Dr. Jessie Mbwambo and Dr. Pamela Kaduri and lastly on the second day, Prof. Twalib Ngoma gave a third keynote on Cancer in Tanzania: Challenges and Opportunities.
The scientific presentations were divided intothree parallelsessions in which a total of 111 papers where presented topics covering the eleven sub themes. Each session included a 10 minute presentation by each presenter followed by a 30 minute question and answers period.
Theconference was thenofficially closed on the second day, 24th June 2016 after a speech from Prof Ephata Kaaya, MUHAS Vice Chancellor followed by a speech from the Minister of Health and Social Welfare Hon. Dr. Ummy Mwalim (MP)
This report summarizes thehighlights and contribution of the keynote speakers and presenters of the scientific papers at this conference. It consists of essentially eleven parts with respect to the sub-theme of the conference. Following the conference schedule as depicted in the abstract book|
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