Makerere University – Kampala, Uganda

Unit or Programme:
Department of Community Health and Behavioural Studies
Expertise:
Public Health, Community Health and Displaced people
Unit Director:
Dr. Garimori Christopher Orach
Contact details
 
Tel:
+256 772 511 444
Email:
cgorach@musph.ac.ug
 
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Makere University (est. 1922) is one of the oldest and largest Universities in East Africa and home to some 35000 students from across the region. The University’s Alumina is made up of many Post-independence African leaders as well as many prominent African writers.

Makere University’s Department of Community Health and Behavioural Studies offers a variety of activities concerned with public health issues which include tertiary education programmes, professional short courses, research, government coordinated initiatives and service projects to numerous communities. The department undertakes various researches in the areas of population and reproductive health, and health care services in emergencies. The partners also serve as a consultant for the Ugandan Government as well as the institute of Tropical Medicine in Antwerp.

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Department of Community Health and Behavioural Sciences (CHBS)
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The Department of Community Health and Behavioural Sciences facilitates various courses at both undergraduate and graduate levels in the areas of:

  • Primary Health Care
  • Family and Reproductive Health including Maternal and Child Health/Family Planning),
    Adolescent Health
  • Health Care and Health Services Organisation in Emergencies
  • Social and Behavioural Determinants of Health and Qualitative Research Methods

The department undertakes various researches in the areas of population and reproductive health and health care and services in emergencies. The department has been involved in running short courses for personnel UN agencies, NGOs and those in government ministries involved in emergency response.

Commissioned Research
Country assessment of Disaster Risk Management and develop and DRM Capacity Development Plan in December 2013 (2014) commissioned by OPM/ UNDP

 

Academic Courses:
The Department of Community Health and Behavioural Sciences facilitates various courses at both undergraduate and graduate levels in the areas of environmental health science, public health and nutrition. Recently a new masters programme has been launched which focuses upon disaster risk management and public health:
 Short Courses:
The school offers short courses that are designed for both personne l in emergency response related institutions as well as for medical students undertaking undergraduate Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, Bachelor of Dentistry and Bachelor of Science in Nursing.These have included;

  • Public Health in Complex Emergencies
  • Nutrition in Emergency
  • Advanced Qualitative Research Methods for Health Sciences