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School of Public Health
College of Health Sciences, Makerere University

HDREC Change of System Alert!

The School of Public Health Higher Degrees Research and Ethics Committee (HDREC) would like to inform you that with effect from 1st October 2020 we will be transitioning to the National Research Information Management System (NRIMS).

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Call for Community-based solutions that have improved access to quality healthcare in Uganda

Are you a Professor, Lecturer, Research Associate, Non-academic staff or Student at Makerere University and its affiliates who has implemented a solution that has made healthcare more accessible, affordable, inclusive or better? These could be solutions that address marginalised groups, infectious diseases, lifestyle diseases, or solutions that empower communities to become healthy and thrive. The wait if over; we would like to recognise your solution and learn from you as the Social Innovation in Health Initiative -Uganda Hub.   

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COVID-19 Resources Available

The school of public health is providing e-resources to keep you informed about the COVID19 pandemic. 

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Every Ugandan has a Role to Play in Preventing Corona Virus-Ministry of Health

To address these questions, The Makerere University School of Public Health (MakSPH) in collaboration with the Ministry of Health (MoH)-Uganda, World Health Organization (WHO)-Uganda, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)-Uganda and the African Field Epidemiology Network (AFENET) organized a Public Dialogue on the Coronavirus Disease   on Friday 13th March, 2020 at the Imperial Royale

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MaKSPH has embarked on construction of a new Home next to Makerere University Eastern Gate

The Netherlands Ambassador to Uganda (left - right) Mr Henk Jan Bakker, Project Consultant - Arch. Dolores Nankya Collins, Prof.Lynn Atuyambe, Prof.William Bazeyo, MakSPH Dean - Prof. Rhoda Wanyenze & Vice Chancellor - Prof. Nawangye during the Ground Breaking Ceremony. The entire facility under Roko Construction is expected to be complete by 2025.

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MakSPH Students Headline First World NTD Day Commemoration: Sensitize Community in Katoogo

MAKSPH Students, under their umbrella organization called Integrated Community Health Initiative Organization (ICHIO), joined the rest of the world in commemorating the first – ever World Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) Day.

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MakSPH Grows Number of Public Health Experts in Africa

A total of 132 students across the continuum of academics, graduated from Makerere University School of Public Health (MakSPH), amidst cheers and jubilation.

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MPH@25: Counting The Gains

This celebration comes as we mark 65 years since the establishment of the Department of Preventive Medicine in the Medical School, which eventually grew into the first Institute of Public Health in sub-Saharan Africa, and our current School of Public Health. Further, this event comes as we mark 52 years since the establishment of the post-graduate Diploma in Public Health, which preceded all our current 8 academic programs.

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Core Functions & Objectives

Health Training

Our approach to teaching is hands-on to ensure acquisition of competencies that are relevant to the market and to deliver services to the various communities.


Our research projects have grown from 40 just under a decade ago to 114 as at the end of the 2016/2017 academic year.

Service Delivery

We participate in disease outbreak investigations, disaster management and implementation research in health facilities and communities across Uganda and Africa.


A startup or start-up is started by individual founders or entrepreneurs to search for a repeatable and scalable business model.

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