Mr. Freddy Eric Kitutu receives award for best e-poster at the 4th global symposium


Freddy Eric Kitutu received an award for best electronic poster at the Fourth Global Symposium on Health Systems Research that took place from November 4th to 18th 2016 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The electronic poster titled "Health system effects of implementing modified integrated Community Case Management (iCCM) intervention in retail drug shops in rural Uganda" received best award in the sub-theme category of “Engaging power and politics in promoting health and public value”.

The 2016 global symposium held under the theme “Resilient and responsive health systems for a changing world”, assembled 2062 delegates - researchers, decision-makers and implementers – from 101 countries. After five days of the symposium, the delegates had participated in 53 organized sessions, 248 oral presentations, 74 satellite and skills building sessions, 385 posters and 155 electronic posters.

Mr. Kitutu is a doctoral student in a joint doctoral programme between Uppsala University, Faculty of Medicine in Sweden and Makerere University College of Health Sciences in Uganda.  Mr. Kitutu is inquiring into health systems effects of intervening in drug shops with aim to improve management of acute febrile illness in under-five children in South Western Uganda.

The Global Symposium on Health Systems Research is organized by Health Systems Global which is the first international membership organization fully dedicated to promoting health systems research and knowledge translation.