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College of Health Sciences, Makerere University

Risk & Effect of Municipal Solid Waste Dumpsites

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The Makerere University School of Public Health (MakSPH) invites you to a blended research dissemination workshop of the study titled;

" Risk and the Effect of Municipal Solid Waste Dumpsites on The Environment (Food and Water) and Human Health in Central Uganda. A Case Study of Kampala Metropolitan Area."

The study was funded by the Government of Uganda through the Makerere University Research and Innovations Fund (Mak-RIF).


Date and Time: Thursday 17th March, 2022 from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM EAT


Investigation Team

  • Abdullah Ali Halage
  • Robert Mugabi
  • Joel Kinobe
  • Ahmada Zziwa
  • Muleme James

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Makerere University School of Public Health (MakSPH) Kololo Annex -RAN and Online.

About the study

Dumpsites in the Kampala Metropolitan Area, (KMA) (Kampala, Wakiso and Mukono) are poorly designed, overloaded and receive wastes of different characteristics including the hazardous type. Poor management of waste dumpsites such as landfills and composts raise a serious concern which could affect the health and comfort of local communities and the environment.

This has led to contamination of air, water, plants, animal products and health impacts. Previous studies in other countries have assessed the impact of dumpsite leachate on plants but not much has been done on food (water, milk) and environment especially around Kampala for the Ugandan context.

The study assessed the risk and level of heavy metal contamination of the environment (food and water) within the vicinity of dumpsites in Kampala Metropolitan Area, Uganda in order to identify appropriate interventions.

Please do not hesitate to disseminate this invitation among interested colleagues.

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Heavy metal flyer (2.9 MB) 2.9 MB

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