It gives me immense pleasure to welcome you to the 3rd AAU/ICSU annual scientific conference due on 9th-11th, November 2017 at Imperial Royale Hotel Kampala, Uganda to be part of this major event. The theme this year is; “Improving Outcomes in Maternal and Child Health: The Role of the Anaesthetist”.
According to the Uganda Demographic and Health Survey (UDHS) 2016, the maternal mortality rate is currently estimated to be at 336 deaths per 100,000 live births, Infant Mortality rate at 43 deaths per 1000 live births while Child mortality is indicated to be 22 deaths per 1000 live births. Although there is a downward trend in these statistics over the years, these rates are still high not only in Uganda, but Africa at large. More efforts geared towards limiting these preventable deaths are needed from different fronts in order to consolidate the framework in place. With the new developments, broadened perspectives, ever changing guidelines and insurmountable new literature on anaesthesia/critical care management in the area of maternal and child health, we need to delineate the role of the anaesthesiologist.
The organising committee is earnestly working hard to present the important and interesting anaesthesia and critical care updates on maternal and child health care in form of scientific sessions, symposia, pro/con debates and panel discussions. This conference also seeks to enrich us in financial management, investment and personal development so as to make the anaesthesiologist a complete person.
Kindly join us at the 3RD AAU/ICSU annual scientific conference 2017 as we discuss and propagate salutary efforts towards reducing the maternal and child deaths. This will count for a memorable experience.
Chairman Organising Committee
3RD AAU/ICSU Annual Scientific Conference 2017