MakSPH Annual Report 2018: 1 New Programme, 30 New Grants

Greetings from Makerere University School of Public Health!

We are excited to share with you our annual report for the year 2018. There was a lot of growth in the year, a lot of lessons to learn and a lot of innovations that saw the School maintain its major contribution to public health in Uganda and the African region. We are grateful to all our partners within and outside the university without whom these achievements would have been impossible. We are grateful to the Management of Makerere University for the continuous support. We thank the different units within the university establishment that collaborated with us. We also greatly commend our funders, district teams, and the Ministry of Health, among other government ministries and departments for working with us over the years.

Hightlights from the Deans Message

2018 saw MakSPH ushering in a new academic programme, the Master of Biostatistics. This increased the number of academic programmes in the School to eight (7 masters and one undergraduate). The year also ended when the School was planning for the upcoming Masters in Public Health-Monitoring and Evaluation. This program will start in 2019 and will increase the number of academic programmes to nine. MakSPH has also made progress with the development of curricula for the Masters in Health Economics (MHE) and Masters in Environmental and Occupational Health.


In 2018, the School received 30 new grant awards including several multi-country grants. One of them is a Partnership to enhance technical support for analytical capacity and data use (PERSUADE) supported by the Global Fund and implemented in partnership with six Universities in Africa.

Source: MAKERERE University


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