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MakSPH to Assess Determinants of Childhood Stunting Reduction in Uganda

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Makerere University School of Public Health (MakSPH) in partnership with SickKids’ Centre for Global Child Health, on Tuesday 28th January 2020, held an inception meeting at Golf Course Hotel, Kampala, for a study exploring the underlying factors driving stunting and wasting in children under 5, in Uganda. The consultative workshop drew stakeholders from the ministry of health (MoH), Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS), the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM), and academia from Makerere University School of Food Technology, Nutrition and Bio–Engineering (MakSFTNB) and Kyambogo University.

Dr. Emily Keats, a Senior Researcher Associate at the Centre for Global Child Health, Toronto, said that data/research on stunting in Uganda was very limited. She added that nonetheless, those studies showed that revealed a negative association between higher wealth levels and stunting. Dr Keats further revealed other factors which contributed to stunting and wasting, including: inadequate breastfeeding, food insecurity, and higher maternal age. Additionally, she disclosed that males were more disadvantaged than their female counterparts.

Dr. Peter Waiswa, an associate professor in the Department of Health Planning and Policy Management at MakSPH, stressed warned that the current stunting rate of 28.9% (UDHS 2016) if not reduced, would reduce the country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) by 15%. He also noted that Uganda’s biggest obstacle to improvement was at the implementation stage, and not lack of strategies. A case of “will” and not “way”.

Dr. Richard Kajura, a Research Associate at MakSPH and the project’s Principal Investigator (PI), emphasized that stunting had no global patterns, and could be found anywhere. However, he observed that “Africa has a general stunting challenge that should be addressed”.

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Freshers’ Orientation and Registration For 2024/2025 Academic Year

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To All First Year Students;
First Year students (Freshers) are by tradition given an “acclimatization” period of one week
which is referred to as the “Orientation Week”. The Freshers report on Campus one week
earlier than the Continuing students and during this week they are introduced to the key facilities in the University as well as other important aspects of life at the University.

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Admission Lists -Disability, Sports and District Quota Schemes 2024/25

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The Office of Academic Registrar, Makerere University has released the admission list of candidates admitted under the Disability, Sports and District Quota Schemes with Government sponsorship 2024/25 Academic Year.

Kindly follow the links below to access the lists:-

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Undergraduate Admission Lists under Government Sponsorship 2024/2025

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The Office of the Academic Registrar, Makerere University has released admission lists for Government sponsored students for the Academic Year 2024/2025. The Office has also released Cut Off Points for Government Admissions.

Below are lists of candidates admitted to the respective courses tenable at Makerere University and Makerere University Business School:

The list for Government Sponsorship for admission and Cut-Off Points in other public universities 2024/25 i.e. Busitema, Gulu, Kabale, Kyambogo, Mbarara and Soroti University can be accessed by following the links below:

UPDATE 23rd May 2024

Admission List for Government Sponsorship and Cut-Off Points 2024/25 for Lira and Mountains of the Moon University

UPDATE 12th July 2024

Admission list arising from APPEALS under National Merit

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