On Wednesday 26th September 2018, the Joint Annual Scientific Health (JASH) Conference started at Golf Course Hotel, hosted by Makerere University School of Public Health (MakSPH) in partnership with Uganda National Association of Community and Occupational Health (UNACOH), Ministry of Health (MoH) and the World Health Organization (WHO). The immense expectation and anxiety of the organizers soon gave way to a tangible sense of accomplishment as the participants started pouring in, and the audience grew to astonishing levels.  

On November 2nd, 2018, the Uganda Public Health Fellowship Program (PHFP) successfully held their annual conference at Imperial Hotel in Kampala. The 4th of its kind, the conference theme this year was ‘Building a Resilient Workforce to Strengthen Disease Surveillance and Outbreak Response.’

On Friday 12th October 2018, the Collaboration for Evidence-Based Healthcare and Public health in Africa (CEBHA+) closed a five – day workshop held at Resilience Africa Network (RAN) in Kololo. The training was in Evidence-Based Public Health (EBPH). The overall strategy of the training aimed at building capacity and providing methodological support to conduct high-quality evidence syntheses for the benefit of translating evidence into policy and practice. It was funded by the government of the Federal Republic of Germany specifically, from their Ministry of Education and Research.

On Monday 24th September 2018, the Department of Health Policy, Planning and Management (HPPM) hosted a team from Parliament of Uganda’s Department of Research Services (DRS) for a seminar at Makerere University School of Public Health-MakSPH.


The Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics is one of the four Departments under MakSPH that was started after the Institute of Public Health was granted semi-autonomy within the Faculty of Medicine in 2001.

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