Dr Elizabeth Ekirapa Kiracho was officially welcomed into the Department of Health Policy, Planning and Management (HPPM) of Makerere University School of Public Health (MakSPH) as the new Chair, on Friday 21st Sept 2018.

The well-attended function was graced by the MakSPH Dean, Assoc. Prof Rhoda Wanyenze, the internal auditor, Mr Amos Dembe Ashaba, who represented the University administration, the outgoing Department Chair, Assoc. Prof Freddie Ssengooba, staff in the department, and representatives from other departments.

Makerere University School of Public Health (MakSPH) in partnership with Ministry of Health (MoH) and Nottingham Trent University (NTU), with support from the UK Department for International Development (DFID), through Tropical Health and Educational Trust (THET) organized a half-day stakeholders’ workshop on community health at Piato restaurant. The focus of the workshop which took place on September 5th, 2018 was how to strengthen and sustain national community health programmes for improving human resources for health.

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On the Friday afternoon of September 14th, 2018, Assoc. Prof Nazarius Mbona Tumwesigye stepped down as Chair of the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics which is in Makerere University School of Public Health (MakSPH), paving way for Assoc. Prof Noah Kiwanuka to succeed him. The well-attended ceremony which took in MakSPH Boardroom had a representative from the University administration, the Dean Of MakSPH, Prof Rhoda Wanyenze , and representatives of the Chairs of the other departments in MakSPH.

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