Makerere University School of Public Health

Makerere University School of Public Health
The Makerere University School of Public Health (MakSPH) is one of the leading Public Health education and research institutions in Sub-Saharan Africa.The School has as its vision to be a “Centre of excellence, providing leadership in Public Health.

The School has 3 basic core functions of teaching, research and community service. The School’s faculty produces an average of 25 scientific publications in peer reviewed journals per year. MakSPH has five departments of a) Health Policy, Planning and Management, b) Epidemiology and Biostatistics, c) Disease Control and Environmental Health, and d) Community Health and Behavioral Sciences and d) a Regional Centre for Quality of Health Care (RCQHC), with a regional mandate to support improvement in quality of health care. MakSPH is part of the schools that form the College of Health Sciences.

In addition to its primary mandate of capacity building and research in Public Health, it collaborates with the Ugandan Ministry of Health (MOH), district, municipal councils, local governments, international agencies and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in supporting the planning, implementation and evaluation of health programs. Over the years, the particular focus of MakSPH activities has been on education and research in health planning and management, health systems, policy analysis in health, nutrition and population, epidemiology and control of infectious diseases such as HIV/AIDS and malaria, reproductive health, child health, emerging diseases, public health in complex emergencies and environmental health.

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