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The Makerere University College of Health Sciences School of Public Health, is up to execute a $3m infrastructure expansion project. The project will entail construction of a 5-storey building that will house tutorial rooms, demonstration and innovation laboratories, auditoriums as well as space for research fellows, doctoral students and post-doctoral trainees among others. 

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.       

Dr. Christine Nalwadda Kayemba, BDS, MPH, PhD

Lecturer School of Public Health, College of Health Sciences, Makerere University

New Mulago Hill Road

P.O. Box 7072

Kampala Uganda

Telephone: +256 414 543872

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The detailed Artistic Impression of the Building is accessible here

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