MakCHS awarded a Health Professions Partnership Initiative Grant by the National Institute of Health (NIH)

The National Institute of Health (NIH) awarded a Health Professions Partnership Initiative Grant: Health Professions Education and Training for Strengthening the Health System and Services in Uganda (HEPI-SHSSU) to Makerere University College of Health Services.  

The goal and objective:

The goal of this grant is to “improve service delivery of the Ugandan health system through strengthened interdisciplinary health professional education and research training to produce graduates with competencies to address the priority health needs of the population”. The specific objectives of the grant are:

  1. To enhance Health Professions’ Education (HPE) and training to produce health professionals who are competent to address the priority health needs of Uganda.

  2. To strengthen the capacity of graduating health professional students to remain and practice in Uganda, serve as faculty and/or conduct research related to HIV/AIDs and other health priorities.

  3. To enhance institutional systems to sustain transformative health professions education in Uganda.


The local partners include:

  1. Busitema University Faculty of Health Sciences

  2. Kabale University School of Health Sciences

  3. Clarke International University

  4. The African Centre for Global Health and Social Transformation (ACHEST)

  5. Mulago School of Nursing and Midwifery

The International Partners include:

  1. Yale University, USA.

  2. John Hopkins University, USA.