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    Infrastructural Expansion of the Makerere University School of Public Health

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SPH therefore is seeking to solicit support from all partners, stakeholders and well-wishers towards the expansion of the School of Public Health and the diversification of facilities that can support the type of training and research that will meet the challenges of our times.  The proposed infrastructure upgrade will also enable SPH to significantly contribute to meeting the sustainable development goals while mitigating the current health related challenges.   

 

The current space and infrastructural settings are insufficient to enable the School meet both the current and future demands for academics and innovations, research and development. In the last ten years, we have experienced an increase in the number of academic programmes coupled with doubling of the student enrolment.  This has led to the cumbersome and often unreliable borrowing of teaching space from other university units. Borrowing space is neither sustainable nor convenient.  

Although we have embraced more flexible means of program delivery through our distance education program, our predicted growth in research and teaching during the next ten years will result in doubling of the current student enrolment and increase in academic programs by almost half. The latter is necessary in order to align our graduates and trainees with the current global health challenges. New academic programs that have been designed and proposed to cater for the specialist needs of public health professionals include Master of Science (MSc) degrees in Environmental Health, Health Informatics and Monitoring and Evaluation, and PhD degrees in Health Services Research, Epidemiology, and Biostatistics.  We further expect an increase in demand for continuing professional development programmes in terms of fellowships and short courses.       

We strongly believe that it is essential that MakSPH’s ambitions and its future progress are not constrained by lack of space. There is therefore need to upgrade to match the increased student enrollment as well as cater for desired new innovations in teaching. We remain committed to equip our students with the necessary education and skills to make a significant contribution to the economy and society as a whole.

 

Proposed building structural summary

  • Five storeys building
  • Total area is 2,462m2
  • Total number of rooms is 56

Ø Ground floor: Reception, Parking, Canteen and Kitchen

Ø 1st Floor: Board room, lecture rooms, tutorial rooms

Ø 2nd Floor: Auditorium, laboratories s and tutorial rooms

Ø 3rd Floor: Library, laboratories and offices

Ø 4th Floor: Tutorial rooms, auditorium and laboratories

Ø 5th Floor: Tutorial rooms, auditorium laboratories and wellness centre

 

Proposed sources of funds 

A)   Internally generated funds

  • Makerere University main administration
    • Land
  • School of Public Health
    • Faculty
    • Alumni
    • Grants / Projects

 

B)    Externally generated funds 

o   In country organisations/agencies

o   International organisation/agencies

 

C)   Government of Uganda

 

Proposed methods of raising funds

  • Organisation donations 
  • Individual donations
  • Sale of coupons/tickets
  • Auctions
  • Functions (Dinners, walks/ marathon)

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Proposed Timelines

Ground Breaking is set for November 1st, 2017 Ceteris paribus (also when we realize 75% as money on the account)

 

This initiative was launched by the MakSPH Family on May 26th, 2017 at Makerere University School of Public Health Annex Kololo, Kampala Uganda. Access pictures highlighting this event here. 

Click HERE to view the Infrastructure Development committee

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