1.Bachelor’s of Environmental Health (BEHS)
The Department of Disease Control and Environmental Health coordinates the Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Health; a three year undergraduate course.
Environmental Health students during a community service exercise in Kyengera Kampala.
Environmental Health students in class
The program is open to Ugandans and Non-Ugandans who fulfil the admission requirements. Admission to the program is through any of the following avenues:
- Direct Entry Scheme
- Mature age Entry Scheme
- Diploma Holders Entry Scheme
The entry point for admission to other years through transfer from other programs or Universities is determined by the MUSPH board.
Direct Entry Scheme
For this scheme, an applicant must obtain any two advanced level principal passes in Biology and Chemistry at the same sitting of the Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education examination or its equivalent.
Mature Age Entry Scheme
Admission through this scheme is possible after one has passed two special mature age University examinations in aptitude and specialised knowledge.
Diploma Holders entry Scheme
One may be admitted to the program if he/she holds a Diploma in Environmental Health (or in any other environmental related course) of Makerere University or from any recognised University/Institution.
For more information about admissions, visit the University web site at www.mak.ac.ug
2.MakSPH-CDC HIV/AIDS Fellowship Program
The MakSPH-CDC HIV/AIDS Fellowship Program aims at enhancing program leadership and management for health programs in Uganda. The program provides long- and medium-term Fellowships and offers short courses to health-related institutions in different parts of Uganda. The Fellowship program has, since April 2011, expanded its scope beyond HIV/AIDS to include other health programs including maternal health, child health, and malaria, among others.
Overview of program activities
The purpose of the long-term Fellowship is to enhance program leadership and management capacity for health-related programs through hands-on training of individuals (long-term Fellows). The overall goal is to produce transformative leaders. The program intends to achieve this through a set of thirteen core competencies that Fellows should acquire during the course of the training. These competencies include effective oral and written communication skills, strategic leadership and management, ability to generate and use monitoring and evaluation for decision making, ability to use information technology for effective leadership and management of health programs, among others. Each Fellow is attached to a host institution for a period of 2 years. Fellows spend 75% of the time at a host institution and 25% at Makerere University School of Public Health (MakSPH) attending short courses meant to enhance the above-mentioned core competencies.
In April 2010, nine (9) Fellows were enrolled. These Fellows participated in short courses during this period and disseminated their first year progress reports at a workshop which was held at Hotel Africana on July 1st 2011. These Fellows will complete their 2-year Fellowship in March 2012.
The Dean, Prof William Bazeyo (left, standing), officially opening the Year1 dissemination workshop.
New Fellows attending short courses at MakSPH
The number of long-term Fellows supported during the reporting period is 27, and this brings the overall number of long-term Fellows supported since 2002 to 81.
The purpose of medium-term Fellowship is to build institutional capacity for program leadership and management of health programs through training individuals. The training is work-based and modular in nature, allowing trainees (medium-term Fellows) to participate in the training at specific intervals while they continue with their jobs at their respective places of employment. Enrolled Fellows implement a hands-on project at their places of employment as part of the training. The medium-term Fellowship is 8 months in duration and offers two tracks, one in Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) and the other in Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI).
Offsite short courses
Offsite short courses are offered to institutions to build their capacity in identified areas of need.
The program employs a team of eight members of staff including Program Director, Program Manager, Training Coordinator, Program Officer, Administration/Management Assistant, and three drivers.
Makerere University School of Public Health
MakSPH-CDC Fellowship Program, Plot 30A York Terrace (opposite Kololo Airstrip)
P.O. Box 7072, Kampala, Uganda.
Tel: +256 414 533 958/0392 764 328;
Fax: +256 414 533 957
Fellows are also encouraged to write publications and present papers at local and international conferences. Below are some of the publications that were presented by staff and fellows in the year 2010-2011.