Makerere University School of Public Health, Uganda
In Uganda the research is being led by the School of Public Health (MakSPH), Makerere University College of Health Sciences and the School of Women and Gender Studies, Makerere University College of Humanities and Social Sciences.
The mission of the MakSPH is to promote the attainment of better health for the people of Uganda and beyond through public health training, research and community service, with guiding principles of quality, relevance, responsiveness and social justice.
The school boasts a vibrant, dynamic and knowledgeable team of health systems specialists, health policy analysts, epidemiologists and biostatisticians, social scientists, public health nutritionists,, social workers and experts from many other fields. The main responsibilities of the school focus on Makerere University’s three areas of mandate; 1) research, 2) teaching and learning and, 3) community service including consultancy.. The school has undergraduate and post-graduate courses, short skills-based courses, research projects and community service projects.
The School of Women and Gender Studies, Makerere University College of Humanities and Social Sciences, is a multidisciplinary academic unit that is at the forefront of academic and community initiatives to address gender and development issues from an African perspective. Established in 1991, the School has grown into a vibrant institution with national and international outlook. In executing its mandate, the School of Women and Gender Studies works through a comprehensive strategy that includes teaching; research, publication and dissemination; outreach, networking and advocacy; and gender mainstreaming. The School seeks to contribute to development in Uganda and the region at large through ensuring that gender is an integral part of the development process.