Uganda National Association of Community & Occupational Health
Uganda National Association of Community and Occupational Health (UNACOH) is a public health association founded in 1987. There are 21 branches over the districts in Uganda with health and non-health workers alike. The objectives are:
- health advocacy to decision makers,
- exchange of health information,
- promoting a positive health culture in the public,
- health research, and
- implementing health projects.
UNACOH's recent main activities include: developing the operation plan, project development, Tobacco or Health program, Village Health Team strategy implementation program, 16th Annual scientific Conference and Dr. Mathew Lukwiya Memorial Lecture, Newsletter publication, ECSAPHA activities and monthly National Executive meetings. Its focus is on:
- capacity building,
- sexual and reproductive health,
- environmental health and sanitation,
- collaboration with governments and NGOs,
- Tobacco or Health Programme,
- Occupational Health & Safety, and
- safety promotion and injury prevention.
Links to the health workforce crisis
UNACOH strives to promote a positive health culture and influence healthy public policies through the principles of Primary Health Care, emphasizing advocacy for health and community mobilization, participation and empowerment for health action. To achieve this mission, it networks with other health entities and it promotes the health professional.
UNACOH joined the Alliance in 2007 as an implementing Partner.
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