Kampala International University in Tanzania (KIUT), located at Gongo la Mboto in Dar es Salaam, is to host the first International Conference on Applied Research and Innovation (ICARI 2017) tagged: “PUBLIC HEALTH CHALLENGES AND PROSPECTS IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES”, from 22nd – 23rd November, 2017.


The ICARI 2017 is the premier interdisciplinary forum for academics, researchers, policy makers, entrepreneurs and industries, as well as local communities to share ideas, research outputs, innovations, and exchange experiences so as to achieve sustainable development at personal, local, national and global levels.



The Conference Organizing Committee (COC) invites abstracts and then full papers for either oral or poster presentation to this conference. All contributions should be of high quality, original and have never been published or submitted for publication elsewhere. The papers submitted shall be reviewed thoroughly by a team of experts and authors shall be notified if the abstracts have been accepted as oral or poster papers and they shall be asked to send a full paper on the dates provided hereunder. While the COC encourages authors to submit applied research papers on the subtopics listed below, considerations may also be given for review of papers, philosophical analysis papers, and basic research papers which are related to the themes of this conference.



  1. Advances in research and technology for diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of diseases
  • Communicable diseases: malaria, tuberculosis, hepatitis B, STDs and HIV/AIDS.
  • Non-communicable diseases and urban life styles: Obesity, hypertension, diabetes mellitus, kidney failure.
  • Environmental diseases and control challenges: cholera, diarrhea, etc.
  • Clinical research and clinical trials on diseases.
  • Epidemic disease surveillance and responses.
  • Healthcare-associated infection epidemiology, prevention and control.
  • Primary health care policy and nursing for the senior citizens (the elderly).


  1. Therapeutic drugs and cosmetic products value chain and public health risks
  • Therapeutic drugs demand and supply: The contribution of and local pharmaceutical industries and traditional medicines and their challenges.
  • Shelf life, relabeling, and repositioning: opportunities and risks to addressing therapeutic drug shortages.
  • Capacity building in the monitoring and evaluation of quality assurance, supply-demand systems, disposal of therapeutic drugs and public health.
  • Effects of unused and expired therapeutic drugs, disinfectant and cosmetic products on public health and ecosystems.


  1. Integration of ICT in healthcare service delivery
  • Cloud computing technology for healthcare records management: opportunities and challenges.
  • Advances in computer and mobile technology and their impacts on access and delivery of healthcare or provision of public health awareness.
  • The cost effectiveness of data mining, computer simulations, GIS and remote sensing in disease risk management and mapping.
  • Communication system and information system in healthcare service provision and management.


  1. Public health education and awareness challenges in 21st century
  • Challenges in training needs assessment and policy for sustainable production and utilization of healthcare professionals.
  • Investment in physical education, sports and reactional services for risk prevention of non-commutable disease and depressions in communities.
  • Healthcare crisis in the third world countries: what are the caveats in full utilization of knowledgeable and skilled healthcare professionals?
  • Public awareness delivery options on healthcare issues through live entertainment, mobile technologies, print and non-print advertisement: How costs effective are to reaching the targeted audience?


  1. Institutional framework and socio-economic issues in healthcare
  • Decentralization and liberation policies on the quality of healthcare and sanitary services in the local governments.
  • Free market in healthcare: profit or ethical dilemma facing healthcare service providers
  • Health Insurance industry and its challenges in coverage, access, ethics and liquidity in poor countries.
  • Contemporary socio-economic issues in healthcare planning and management.
  • Occupational and environmental safety issues in health care institutions.
  • Conflict of interests in quality assurance of healthcare services in the era free market-driven healthcare provision.
  • Climate change and innovation in agricultural production and their implications to food security, public health and environment.
  • The political conflicts and refugee crisis: challenges and opportunities in healthcare services and environment health to host countries.
  • Burdens of alcoholism and drug abuse on healthcare service delivery and society.


  1. Policy and legal frameworks for sustainable delivery of healthcare services
  • Intellectual property and legal frameworks in promoting research and innovation in health care industry.
  • Bioethics in research healthcare.
  • The paradox of the right to healthcare for all and the business of healthcare.
  • Advances technologies and practices for reproduction and food security: moral and ethical dilemmas.
  • Contemporary legal issues pertaining the public health and healthcare profession.




Abstracts not exceed 200-300 words (or 3,500 characters) on any of the aforesaid themes

Abstracts should be sent to the Conference Secretariat on or before 31st August 2017 through the email address of the conference Secretariat: [email protected] You should also clearly indicate if you wish your paper to be included in the proceedings.


Submission of Full Length Papers

Full length oral and poster papers, maximum in 6 pages in single space, should be emailed to the Secretariat by 30th September 2017 at the latest.


Registration and Conference Fees

  1. Registration fee for presenting students: 50,000 ($25). ID is needed as a proof.
  2. Registration fee for presenting scholars from the EAC member states: 180, 000 (US$80).
  3. Registration fee for scholars from outside EAC member states: 350, 000 (US$150).
  4. Registration fee for non-authoring scholars and accompanying persons: 30,000 (US$ 15).
  5. Late registration fee is 45,000 (US$20) on top of the regular registration fee.
  6. Registration fee for non-sponsoring companies showcasing their products: 550,000 (US$250).


Please Note:

  1. All abstracts and full papers must be typed in English and submitted by email only.
  2. Indicate names and complete institutional addresses of all authors and underline the name of the presenting author whom shall be regarded as corresponding author unless stated otherwise.
  3. More than one Abstract may be submitted per author, but each Abstract must be sent separately.
  4. The abstract and full papers must be in Times New Roman, standard font size 12 point, and 1.5 line spacing.
  5. All Abstracts will be blind peer-reviewed and selected on the basis of merit and relevance to the conference theme.
  6. Full papers must be based on scientific research, and should have: title, names of authors and addresses, abstract, introduction, research method(s), results and discussion, and conclusion, acknowledgment, and references. The sections should be numbered and the citations in the text and reference list should follow the APA citation guide available at:
  7. Presenters should hand in their power-point presentations to the Conference Secretariat at the beginning of the conference.
  8. All presenters and non-presenting must register and pay the registration fee not later than 15th September 2017; otherwise the paper will be removed from the programme.
  9. Abstracts and papers on cross-cutting topics will be considered as long they are relevant to the conference theme.


        Key Dates:                                                                        Deadline:

Call for abstracts opens May 22, 2017
Closing date for submission of Abstracts Aug. 31, 2017
Notification of Acceptance of Abstracts Sept. 15, 2017
Registration fee payment opens Sept. 15, 2017
Submission of oral and poster full papers Sept. 30, 2017
Registration fee payment closes Sept. 30, 2017
Submission of full papers for proceeding Oct. 15, 2017
Onsite registration with late fee Nov. 22-23, 2017
Conference Nov. 22-23, 2017


Conference Secretariat

  1. Dr. Gebhard Luilo
  2. Dr. Mary Poche
  3. Prof. Martin O’Reilly
  4. Mr. Baraka Saiteu
  5. Mr. Mildred Kinyawa
  6. Ms. Janet Mutebi


The conference steering committee

  1. Gebhard Luilo – Chair
  2. Jonas Rugemalila – Deputy Chair
  3. Ragini Deshpande – Secretary
  4. Badru Hassan SegujjaDeputy Secretary
  5. Janet Mutebe – Administrator
  6. Delvine Nyaboke – Administrator
  7. Mr Onanuga Ismail – Member
  8. Mr Masese Bernard – Member
  9. Mr Drake Tamale – Member
  10. Dr John Soka – Member
  11. Dr M. Kiweewa – Member
  12. Mr Barasa Ambrose – Member
  13. Dr Sinda Hussein – Member
  14. John Rwomusana – Member
  15. Bernard Oyagi – Member




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