Panel Discussion and Handover to Parliament
As a follow-up to the national citizens' hearing in April a panel discussion on maternal and child health and nutrition in the post-2015 framework on May 7th will take place during which the recommendations from the hearings will be presented, and then handed over to the Parliament.
The Uganda National Hearing was held on 22nd April
The debate with representatives of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Ministry of Health in attendance was broadcast on National Television on 25th April!
The District Hearings in Uganda engaged hundreds of citizens and set out key recommendations for the Minister of Health. The citizen led recommendations also contributed to consultations for the Global Strategy for Women's and Children's Health which feed into the new worldwide Sustainable Development Goals, to be launched in September 2015.
District Hearings were held on 6th March 2015 in Kabale and Mityani and a Regional Hearing was held on 27th March
National CSOs have agreed that health should be one of the national top priorities of the post 2015 agenda, and that it is critical for the citizens of the country to have a role in defining SDG country priorities. When citizens are well informed, they can, through their voice, hold National leaders accountable with positive results.