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MakSPH, JHU Students Pair Up in Unique Mentorship Program

  • In Health
  • 5 Feb 2020 - 4:47pm
  • By Mark Wamai
  • 291
MakSPH Staff led by Deputy Dean-Prof. Fredrick Makumbi (2nd Row 3rd Right) pose for a photo after the seminar with students who took part in the mentorship program, at MakSPH, Mulago Campus, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda. 2nd Row 2nd Right is former MakSPH Dean Prof. David Serwadda.

Every year the Makerere University School of Public Health (MakSPH) receives a group of about a dozen students from Johns Hopkins University (JHU) who are paired up with Mak students for a unique peer-to-peer learning experience.

The students visited both rural and urban settings during their one month stay which climaxed with a recent seminar where they shared their experiences from three weeks of fieldwork.

At the seminar, the students made presentations in designated groups on topics including water and sanitation, nutrition, maternal and child health, adolescents, HIV, as well as orphans and vulnerable children.

The students highlighted key public health challenges like lack of space in hospitals, inadequate medical supplies, lack of hand washing facilities, poor waste disposal which pose real-life threats to communities.

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