The Uganda Olympic Committee (UOC), through its Medical and Anti-Doping Commission, held an anti-doping educators’ program. The program was a two-day course held at the UOC offices in Kampala from November 25th, 2022, until November 26th, 2022.
The program was facilitated by Mr. Christopher Mbowa, Senior Anti-Doping Educator, and Mr. Christopher Oluk, Anti-Doping Educator Trainer. Participants in the program were not limited to medical personnel but also included coaches, support personnel, and officials from the different national federations.
The training was a follow up on the Africa Zone V regional anti-doping educators’ training of trainers program held in Kampala during September 2022.
The program, which taught participants the roles of antidoping educators and how to plan an antidoping education session, was designed to build anti-doping capacity in the different national federations since it is a complex yet essential component of sport.
The new UOC-certified antidoping educators are responsible for leading anti-doping programs in their organizations and will play a critical role in all anti-doping matters.
In the coming years, the UOC will embark on training anti-doping educators in member national federations and associations in phases.