The training was a result of UNACOH’s PHE Uganda Project whose main goal is to improve the health of the Ugandan population by mainstreaming measures undertaken to reduce negative health and environmental effects of pesticides use, i.e. pesticides poisoning. Through funding from its Danish funding partners (DIALOGOS), PHE Uganda Project funded several stakeholders meetings, the training itself and the subsequent software needed to equip the proposed centre.

Therefore it is the intention of UNACOH through its PHE Uganda Project to be a key initiator and stakeholder in the establishment of the Poison centre with other stakeholders. The initial stages also involved the development of a concept by UNACOH to highlight the different milestones and components in the Centre’s establishment.

Among the stakeholders trained were from the Ministry of Health (MOH); Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industries and Fisheries (MAAIF); Mulago Hospital; Makerere University College of Health Sciences; Crop Life Uganda; National Drug Authority; UNACOH and the Directorate of Government Analytical Laboratories (DGAL).

DGAL was selected to host the NPIC basing on the fact that they were a step ahead in the process of establishing a poisoning information centre that is directly related to the work they do on a routine basis.

The National Poison Information Centre Steering committee was created as a result of the training of stakeholders in establishing and running a National Poisoning Centre in Uganda. The training took place at Emerald Hotel – Kampala from the 27th – 29th January, 2015.

The training was a result of UNACOH’s PHE Uganda Project whose main goal is to improve the health of the Ugandan population by mainstreaming measures undertaken to reduce negative health and environmental effects of pesticides use, i.e. pesticides poisoning. Through funding from its Danish funding partners (DIALOGOS), PHE Uganda Project funded several stakeholders meetings, the training itself and the subsequent software needed to equip the proposed centre.

Therefore it is the intention of UNACOH through its PHE Uganda Project to be a key initiator and stakeholder in the establishment of the Poison centre with other stakeholders. The initial stages also involved the development of a concept by UNACOH to highlight the different milestones and components in the Centre’s establishment.

Among the stakeholders trained were from the Ministry of Health (MOH); Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industries and Fisheries (MAAIF); Mulago Hospital; Makerere University College of Health Sciences; Crop Life Uganda; National Drug Authority; UNACOH and the Directorate of Government Analytical Laboratories (DGAL).

DGAL was selected to host the NPIC basing on the fact that they were a step ahead in the process of establishing a poisoning information centre that is directly related to the work they do on a routine basis.

The National Poison Information Centre Steering committee was created as a result of the training of stakeholders in establishing and running a National Poisoning Centre in Uganda. The training took place at Emerald Hotel – Kampala from the 27th – 29th January, 2015.