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.

 

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.

On 3rd and 4th October 2018, the School of Social Sciences at Nottingham Trent University (NTU) in UK organized their first Public Health Conference which took place at the Nottingham Conference Centre. The theme of the conference was ‘Reverse Knowledge Innovation in Global Health and Development’. The conference was attended by a team from Makerere University School of Public Health (MakSPH) led by the Dean, Prof. Rhoda Wanyenze. Other MakSPH members in attendance were: Dr. David Musoke, lead of the MakSPH – NTU partnership; Mrs. Ruth Mubeezi Nebye, Patron of Makerere University Environmental Health Students’ Association (MUEHSA), and Mr. Rawlance Ndejjo, a Research Associate with MakSPH. Also in attendance was Ms. Carol Namata, a recent graduate of the Bachelors of Environmental Health Sciences programme at MakSPH and currently pursuing a Masters of Arts (MA) in Public Health at NTU.

Dr Elizabeth Ekirapa Kiracho was officially welcomed into the Department of Health Policy, Planning and Management (HPPM) of Makerere University School of Public Health (MakSPH) as the new Chair, on Friday 21st Sept 2018.

The well-attended function was graced by the MakSPH Dean, Assoc. Prof Rhoda Wanyenze, the internal auditor, Mr Amos Dembe Ashaba, who represented the University administration, the outgoing Department Chair, Assoc. Prof Freddie Ssengooba, staff in the department, and representatives from other departments.

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