Mitigating the Impact of Emerging and Re-emerging Diseases
This event was hosted by the East, Central and Southern Africa (ESCA) Health Community in collaboration with the United Republic of Tanzania, through the Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children (MoHCDEC).
The 3-day Conference was organized under the theme: “Promoting Multi-sectoral Collaboration for Health through Sustainable Development Goals”. The meeting was attended by Ministers and Permanent Secretaries of Health from Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, Zambia, Malawi, Lesotho, Swaziland and Zimbabwe, respectively. The conference was officially opened by the Right Honorable Prime Minister of the United Republic of Tanzania, Mr. Kassim Majaliwa.
Our very own Salim Kombo was invited to present on "Mitigating the Impact of Emerging and Re-emerging Diseases" and the role that Behavioral Science can play in this regard. Salim's presentation focused on understanding the key concepts of the field, a few exercises on "thinking like a Behavioral Scientist" and sharing our experience in designing behavior-change campaigns around cholera in Nairobi.