PHYS 2017 To Feature Poets From Open Mic Uganda

PHYS 2017 will take place this week on Thursday, 9 November, 2017 at Hotel Africana from 8am and we are more than excited to inform you that the event program has finally been made public!

PHYS2017 will feature oral presentation and panel discussion by 20 well known and distinguished speakers. There will be opportunity to enjoy the themed spoken word poetry by Open Mic Uganda.

The oral presentation, panel discussions and exhibitions hosted by reputable public health organizations  at the symposium will focus on the specific issues related to public health (up to 20 organizations)

Below are the highlights of panel sessions from the program;

9:50-10:30 am Young people’s Perspective on Sustainable Development Goal 3

Many leaders have contributed to the development of the SDGs believing that investments in young people ignite change for all in society. The most important voices however are young people especially young women and girls themselves. How do they see the SDGs contributing to their lives? How can we ensure that young people are equal partners in setting sustainability agenda for everyone?

2:10-3:00 pm  My Life, My Rights, My Future: Young people and contraception.

SRH are human rights and key to achieving global progress. Yet they remain contested, misunderstood and not fully integrated in the SDGs. Therefore, access to quality contraceptive services helps young people to make informed decision about their health and future. This session will bring together high-level stakeholders to explore how youth driven interventions are leading the way to healthier, more prosperous generation.

4:00-4:30 pm   The Politics of Pleasure, Sex and Education; a dilemma among young people in Uganda.

Pleasure, sex and education need to be integral elements in upbringing of many young people which affects them directly or indirectly.  While young people have become central players in achieving national and global agendas, focus remains on harm prevention. This session seeks to explore various avenues we can use to empower young people to make healthy decisions about their bodies and lives which directly contribute to SDG 3.

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Author: Dennis Ssesanga

Dennis is a public health worker with passion for poetry. He is currently one of the promoters of a spoken word platform called Open Mic Uganda that gives opportunity for poets from various walks of life to showcase their talents at monthly shows