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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 leader in Public Health training and knowledge generation for societal transformation.

Our Mission

To promote the attainment of better health for the people of Uganda and beyond through Public Health Training, Research and Community service.

Our Core Values

Professionalism

We will exhibit a high level of commitment to MakSPH and adhere to high professional standards in all our undertakings.

Integrity

MakSPH staff will conduct themselves with utmost honesty and transparency in all our dealings to promote the image of the School, and to instil trust and credibility among our internal and external publics. We will do the right thing for the benefit of society, uphold strong moral principles, and be trustworthy and authentic in pursuit of our mandate. 

Innovativeness

We will strive to embrace change and infuse dynamism in all operational areas of the School through the initiation and adoption of new ideas that add value to the business of the School and improve the health outcomes of the communities. 

Responsiveness

We will endeavour to be responsive to both internal and external feedback and changes within the operating environment, and to respond to feedback provided on all our core functions.

Collaborations

Partnerships are essential in the delivery of our functions. As such, we will strengthen, develop and maintain mutually beneficial partnerships and collaborations in teaching, research and community service.

Equity and Social Justice

MakSPH will integrate the principles of health equity and social justice including human rights, freedoms and equity in public health education, research and practices. MakSPH will endeavour to identify and design solutions to reduce inequities in access to health services and health outcomes. 

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