The school has some physical assets (i.e. class room space, training sites, books, computers, photocopiers, printers, audio visual equipment, fax machines and vehicles) to meet its responsibilities of training, research and service. However, it is of advantage for each student to have a personal computer of reasonable capacity to enable him/her acquire the relevant computer skills, for use during the study period and in order to execute public health activities.
The school is housed in a four-storied building in the vicinity of the College of Health Sciences atop Mulago Hill. The greater compound is shared with Mulago National Referral Hospital complex. The school has four lecture rooms and four seminar rooms. In case of extensive microbiological, haematological, and other pathological investigations, facilities in the rest of the College of Health Sciences and National Referral Hospital are accessible by special arrangements.
Resource Center / Library
There is a modest resource centre located on the first floor of the building. Many works of MakSPH staff members and students are found here. There are resource files on a wide range of Public Health subjects available for reference.
The resource centre is open during weekdays from 8.00am to 5.00pm. It remains closed on public holidays and weekends.
The centre is stocked with books that can be borrowed for a specified number of days, while journals and dissertations are only available for reference and cannot be borrowed.
There is access to electronic data base systems (e.g. POPLINE, MEDLINE, etc.) in the resource centre and Data Management Centre.
Other libraries with useful resource materials also exist within the College of Health Sciences and the University Main Campus. The Sir Albert Cook Library has access to the Internet MEDLINE services in addition to AIDSLINE and POPLINE and can aid in the exchange of information with Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio which can mail or fax copies of requested journals / articles. The Main Library of the University is located on the Main Campus and it has physical literature and access to electronic data base systems. A number of Colleges, Schools and Departments have collections of literature, which is accessible through special arrangements.
Libraries in other research institutions like Child Health and Development Centre (CHDC) and the Makerere University Institute of Social Research (MISR) provide great sources of information that can be utilised.
The Data Management Centre is located on Level 2 with desktop computers for use by both the students and staff. The school has fast and reliable internet connection, accessible to all students and staff in the faculty. The Data Management Centre, open during working hours is easily accessible, and supervised by competent and helpful personnel.
Reading Materials Available:
The MakSPH Resource center receives books from donors, like The Italian Cooperation, MakSPH-CDC Fellowship Program, Makerere University Book Bank and direct purchases by the school.
The resource center has a variety of books divided into sections like reserve books, book bank books and books on open shelves. Reserve books are strictly accessed within because there are limited numbers. The book bank books and books on open shelves can be borrowed for a specified period of time.
- Health Management
- Occupational Health
- Environmental Health
- Health Policy
- Communicable /infectious diseases
- Food hygiene
- Public Health
- Health Economics
- Health Communication
- Community Health
- Social Research
- Family planning / Reproductive Health
- Child Health
- Primary Health Care
- Books on drugs
- World Bank Publications
- WHO Publications
- The school subscribes to the following journals:
- Journal of Infectious Diseases
- The Brazilian Journal of Infectious Diseases
- International Journal of Infectious Diseases
- Clinical Infectious Diseases
- Emerging Infectious diseases
- AIDS Journal
- Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes (JAIDS)
- Journal of Food and Nutrition
- The International Journal of Public Health
- Annals of Parasitology
- Studies in Family Planning
- International Family Planning Perspectives
- Infection and Immunity
- Bio Essays
- Biological Reviews
- Biological Reviews of the Cambridge Philosophical Society
- Journal of Biological and Biomedical Research
- Bacteriological Reviews
- Microbiology Today
- Microbiology Reviews
- Journal of Clinical Microbiology
- ASM News (The News magazine of the American Society for Microbiology)
- American Journal of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene
- Nature Medicine
- Science (American Association for the Advancement of Science)
- African Health Sciences Journal – Makerere University College of Health Sciences
- Bulletin of the World Health Organization
- Epidemiology Bulletin
- Tanzania Health Research Bulletin
- IDS/Health Information Bulletin
- Newsletter of the African Malaria vaccine testing network (AMVTN)
- Newsletter of the African Malaria Network Trust (AMANET)
- UNCST – Uganda National Council for Science & Technology Newsletter
- UNHRO Newsletter – Uganda National Health Research organization
- Injury Control Newsletter
- Disaster preparedness
- Safe Motherhood
- World Health
- Regional AIDS Training Network (RATN)
- TDR News – Special programme for Research & Training in Tropical Diseases
- Reproductive Health/Family Planning
- The Resource Center receives the following reports;
- UNDP Reports
- Ministry of Health reports
- WHO reports
- Annual reports from various partners
The resource centre also has copies of the dissertations and research proposals that have been produced by students over time.
Utilisation of Resource Center Materials
To be able to access resource centre materials, readers must deposit their identity cards with the librarian. The Resource Center allows overnight borrowing and one weeks’ loan respectively, after which a reader can renew if he or she still needs the book.
Reports, Dissertations, Research proposals, Magazines/Newsletters, Bulletins and Journals cannot be taken out of the resource centre.