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School of Public Health
College of Health Sciences, Makerere University

About Us

Background/History

Makerere University School of Public Health (MakSPH) is one of the four Schools under the Makerere University College of Health Sciences, a constituent College of Makerere University. Established, in 1922, Makerere University is one of the oldest Universities in Africa and is currently ranked the 2nd best in research in Africa. It was the first university in East Africa to offer degrees in public health and it remains the leading School of Public Health in the region.

MakSPH conducts research and provides consultation services to the Government of Uganda and various national and international health organizations as well as bilateral and multilateral agencies involved in health.

It has four major departments of

  1. Health Policy, Planning and Management
  2. Epidemiology and Biostatistics
  3. Disease Control and Environmental Health
  4. Community Health and Behavioural Sciences. 

Our Vision

To be a centre of excellence providing leadership in Public Health

Our Mission

To promote the attainment of better health for the people of Uganda and beyond through Public Health Training, Research and Community service, with the guiding principles of Quality, Relevance, Responsiveness, Equity and Social Justice.

Dr. Rhoda Wanyenze

Professor and Dean


Dr. Rhoda Wanyenze - Dean of MakSPH Inspired by our three core responsibilities of training in public health, research and service delivery, our vision is to be a centre of excellence providing leadership in Public Health.

Full Message from the Dean