On behalf of Makerere University School of Public Health (MakSPH), I warmly welcome you to the celebrations of 25 years of our Master of Public Health (MPH) program. Our Program was among the first three MPH programs in sub-Saharan Africa.
This celebration comes as we mark 65 years since the establishment of the Department of Preventive Medicine in the Medical School, which eventually grew into the first Institute of Public Health in sub-Saharan Africa, and our current School of Public Health. Further, this event comes as we mark 52 years since the establishment of the post-graduate Diploma in Public Health, which preceded all our current 8 academic programs.
We are grateful to all of you that have joined us to celebrate this great milestone. This achievement has been realized with tremendous support from all our partners on the national and global scene, and from the private and public sectors, the civil society, Districts Local Governments, Ministry of Health and the wider Makerere University community, over the years. We also deeply appreciate the presence of delegates from the Association of Schools of Public Health in Africa who
have worked with us on various academic and research projects over the years.
We cannot talk about our achievements as a School without talking about the excellent institutional leadership at several levels within the School over the years. All our previous leaders have been diligent and visionary and they have had the growth of public health at the center of their work. We are excited to have our previous leadership present at this event. The School has also been privileged to attract a workforce that is focused and goal-oriented. This wonderful staff at the School of Public Health has upheld and supported the leadership through their focused and hard work and are the real engine behind our achievements.
The District Health Officers and leadership of various organisations and the Ministry of Health have played a big role in providing mentorship to our students during their field placements for experiential learning, and a critical component of our programs. We appreciate the alumni from our programs who have continued to work with us and to support our programs and students over the years.
This celebration under the theme "Twenty-Five Years of Public Health Training in Africa: Looking Back and Forward to Accelerate the Contribution of Schools of Public Health towards Universal Health Coverage in Africa" provides an opportunity for reflection and recognition of those who have contributed to our success. Presentations will examine what MakSPH has achieved in the last 25 years and what we hope to contribute especially, towards Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), particularly SDG3 on Health and well-being, in the next 25 years.
We appreciate and recognise our partners that have supported public health training right from its inception, including the Ministry of Health, US government, through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), World Health Organization, Rockefeller Foundation, among others.
We celebrate this event with great excitement as look forward to your continued support and partnership to further improve public health training and research in Uganda and the sub-Saharan Africa region, towards realizing universal health coverage for all.
I thank you.
Dr. Rhoda Wanyenze
Professor and Dean of Makerere University School of Public Health
Please see Downloads for full MPH@25 Information Pack
Communication to Students regarding fees payment for Sem I 2020/21
To All Students
Please take note of the following important dates you should look out for:
- All Loan Scheme (HESFB) and State House sponsored students should enroll within the first two weeks to enable the Finance Department to invoice their sponsors.
- All Government sponsored students must enroll immediately on AIMS system and submit their personal bank accounts to their Hall Wardens to enable processing of food and living out allowances. Only enrolled students will be paid. You are therefore advised to enroll as soon as possible.
- The fees policy requires that a continuing student should pay at least Ugx. 200,000 to help the University run and this is expected to be paid by 19th March 2021, beyond which a surcharge of Ugx. 20,000 shall be levied.
- All students MUST generate payment Reference Numbers (PRN) to be able to make payments. Students have to log into their portal using this link https://student.mak.ac.ug/ as directed from their admission letters, enroll and generate the PRNs. It is the PRN which you present to the bank to effect your payments.
- The deadline for free registration is 9th April 2021, (end of 6th week) beyond which, UGX. 50,000 will be levied.
- The deadline for the FULL fees payment is 7th May 2021, (end of 10th week) beyond which, a surcharge of 5% on the outstanding balance will be levied.
For Freshers 2020/2021
This is to remind you that the deadline for change of Programmes/Subjects for 2020/2021 Academic year will be Friday 5th March, 2021. There will be no further extension of the exercise. Applicants can only change after receiving a letter of authorization from the Academic Registrar.
However, note the following;
Bachelor of Journalism and Communication is full. Thus no applicants for change to this programme will be considered for 2020/2021 Academic year.
Bachelor of Dental Surgery has 7 slots for Direct Entrants (‘A Level) available for change of programme for Private Sponsorship for 2020/2021 Academic year.
Further details regarding this communication can be found in the documents attached below:
Request for Expression of Interest: AFROHUN Communication and Visibility Plan
Africa One Health University Network (AFROHUN) is an international network of public health, veterinary medicine, pathobiology, environmental sciences, medicine and global health institutions of higher education. AFROHUN is located in 18 universities in 9 countries in Africa.
Formerly One Health Central and Eastern Africa (OHCEA), AFROHUN is working to transform the training environment and approaches in universities, in a bid to develop a workforce without disciplinary barriers. Enabling students to understand and appreciate the contribution of disciplines outside their own; in predicting, detecting and responding to the kind of complex health challenges we are witnessing today. This is the next generation workforce that we need in the face of increasing outbreaks of epidemics, pandemics and complex health challenges.
Considering the strategic role that AFROHUN plays in One Health workforce development, it is important that it is visible, well-understood and highly regarded. It is important for AFROHUN to document, package and share her story and impact trail. Visibility, understanding and high regard are critical for maintaining stakeholders’ confidence in the network’s work in order to harness, sustain and enhance the multiple stakeholders’ interest.
Towards this end, AFROHUN is planning to engage an experienced communications consultant to develop a multi-faceted Communications and Visibility Strategy. The strategy will provide a broad framework that will guide communications and visibility in AFROHUN and will identify the issues that need to be addressed to build awareness, improve knowledge, build mutual understanding with key stakeholders and generate support for the network’s initiatives. The strategy will provide guidance on how to capture, package and share the network’s story, document and share lessons learned and best practices as well as the impact of building a one health workforce, to the management of disease outbreaks and health emergences. The strategy will also play a critical role in driving the network’s business plan.
AFROHUN therefore, invites proposals from eligible, qualified and experienced individuals and firms for provision of consultancy services to develop an institutional Communications and Visibility Strategy.
Terms of Reference for the Development of the AFROHUN Communications and Visibility Strategy
The Terms of Reference for the development of the Communications and Visibility Strategy shall include but not limited to;
- Communication review, including an analysis of the current perception and positioning of the network and its initiatives among key constituencies and stakeholders. Review of communications and visibility documents as necessary.
- Analysis and mapping of stakeholders and target audiences, to inform prioritization processes.
- Undertake primary and secondary research to assess the network’s external and internal communications strategies/activities and determine gaps.
- Facilitate processes to ensure stakeholder participation in the strategy development.
- Developing a 5-year Communications and Visibility Strategy, including detailed objectives and priorities, and implementation plan, based on AFROHUN’s strategic activities and programs.
- Recommend tools for monitoring and evaluation of the Communications and Visibility Strategy.
A complete expression of interest package should be emailed to:
mnattimba[at]afrohun.org and copied to secretariat[at]afrohun.org
Deadline for submission: 1700hrs, 19th March 2021.
DRGT Crosscutting Course: Philosophy of Method
The Directorate of Research and Graduate Training (DRGT), Makerere University in collaboration with the School of Liberal and Performing Arts, Department of Philosophy and Development Studies, announces the PhD Cross-cutting Training Course: Philosophy of Method.
- Course Duration: 15th to 26th March, 2021
- Who should apply: PhD Students only
- Latest Date of application: 5th March, 2021
This course unit is among the required crosscutting courses for PhD students to expand their academic and practical comprehension of the concepts of science, knowledge and research; acquaint the students with the philosophical principles behind the quantitative and qualitative methods of research; enhance the students’ awareness about ethical conflicts in relation to research; and provide a forum for each student to discuss, and improve their own research proposals.
Please forward written applications with evidence of admission to the PhD Program and indicate;Gender, Department, School, College, telephone and e-mail contact address electronically to: conference[at]rgt.mak.ac.ug.
Selected applicants will be informed via e-mail/Telephone by Wednesday, 10th March 2021.
Please see Downloads for Course details
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