About Us - Background
Welcome to Makerere University School of Public Health (MUSPH). We are one of the four schools under the College of Health Sciences (MUCHS). Here at MUSPH we work to excel in public health training, research and community service. The school boasts of a vibrant, dynamic and knowledgeable team of bio-medical experts, social scientists, nutritionists, health systems specialists, social workers and experts from many other fields. Our main responsibilities rotate around research, community service including consultancy and training/teaching. The school has undergraduate and post-graduate courses, short skills-based courses, research projects and community service projects. We at MUSPH are committed to providing quality training to produce highly competent public health professionals that are able to tackle public health challenges within our communities. The school has four departments namely; Department of Health Policy, Planning and Management, Department of Disease Control and Environmental Health, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics and Department of Community Health and Behavioural Sciences.We also run Kasangati Health Centre, a community training site for the school. We are the hosts for the Regional Centre for Quality of Health Care. In addition, we are implementing several research and interventional activitiesFor more information about the work we do and how we do it, click on the respective tabs!
Board / Committees
The MUSPH Management Committee
The management committee chaired by the Director comprises heads of departments and the administrator. It sits once a month and is responsible for the running and organisation of MUSPH.
The MUSPH Board
The MUSPH Board is the supreme decision-making body of the school on academic, administrative and finance issues. It is chaired by the Dean and its membership is for all academic staff members.
The MUSPH Finance Committee
The Finance committee, chaired by the Dean comprises Heads of Department, the administrator, accountant and a member from the university bursarâ€™s office. The accountant acts as the secretary to the committee. The committee acts on behalf of the MUSPH board to manage the financial affairs of MUSPH. It meets once every month to review income, expenditure and departmental requests. Any large expenses considered by the Finance Board are referred to the MUSPH Board for approval before implementation.
MUSPH Research Committee
The Research Committee comprises the Dean and Senior Lecturers. It acts as an institutional review board, which re-evaluates and gives permission for all research proposals to be executed. Research proposal reviews take into account research principles like ethics, finances, including accountability and relevance to the public