Regional Hubs - Uganda
Makerere University School of Public Health (Uganda) MakSPH started in 1957 as the Department of Preventive medicine and became a School in 2007. There is a long history of collaboration between Johns Hopkins and MakSPH around health systems and health economics. Faculty from Makerere participated in the Africa Routine Immunization System Essential (ARISE) project. MakSPH is a thought leader in public health policy in East Africa and with Johns Hopkins participates in the Africa Hub and Future Health Systems consortia. MakSPH has close ties with Uganda’s Ministry of Health and the EPI program and is represented on the National Advisory Board for Vaccines in Uganda.
Since the inception of TVEE, MakSPH has worked with TVEE partners by developing a range of modules in Vaccine Economics and led the successful delivery of five training workshops in Kampala. The training workshop, primarily targeted Expanded Programme on Immunization (EPI) programme managers and members of the National Immunization Technical Advisory Group (NITAG) and successfully trained approximately 100 participants.