Uganda’s Richard Kabanda has been elected as a representative on the Public Health Risk Communication & Community Engagement Community of Practice technical committee for Africa Centre for Disease Control (CDC).
The Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention is a public health agency of the African Union to support the public health initiatives of member states and strengthen the capacity of their health institutions to deal with disease threats.
Kabanda will represent 14 countries that form the Eastern Part of Africa.
The 14 countries are: Eritrea, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Sudan, South Sudan, Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Comoros, Seychelles, Somalia, Mauritius & Madagascar.
Kabanda is the commissioner in charge of Health Promotion, Education and Strategic Communication at ministry of Health.