The Centre for Tobacco Control in Africa (CTCA) was established in July 2011 by the World Health Organisation with funding from Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to build and sustain institutional capacity of African governments in tobacco control. The Centre which is hosted by the Makerere University School of Public Health is funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation through the Africa Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF).

The Centre for Tobacco Control in Africa (CTCA) was established in July 2011 by the World Health Organisation with funding from Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to build and sustain institutional capacity of African governments in tobacco control. The Centre which is hosted by the Makerere University School of Public Health is funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation through the Africa Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF).

For Henry Bugembe, being a community health worker (CHW) in Sissa Village, Kajjansi Town Council involves voluntary community work like sensitizing his community about the use of mosquito nets and how to prevent and treat diarrhea in children. From the training the CHWs received in 2010 from the Ministry of Health (MoH), they can also conduct rapid diagnostic tests for malaria. With time however, the CHWs lost morale as volunteers due to lack of incentives to do their work. 

Together with Nottingam Trent University (NTU) in the United Kingdom, The School of Public Health, Makerere University (MakSPH) got funding from THE/DFID and refreshed the capacity of CHWs with incentives and training. These incentives include umbrellas, gum boots and motorcycles to enable them to move around.

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Yesterday, May 23rd, 2018, saw the launch of the Health Informatics boot camp at the College of Computing and Information Systems (CoCIS), Makerere University. The boot camp has students of Masters of Health Informatics (MHI) program from first and second year. The boot camp will essentially focus on imparting practical skills of District Health Information Systems 2 (DHIS2) to the 45 learners.  DHIS2 is the system used by the Ministry of Health to track health information in all districts around the country.

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