An assessment of Makerere University College of Health Sciences: optimizing health research capacity to meet Uganda’s priorities

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2011-03-09
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BMC International Health and Human Rights
Summary: 

Background: Health research is critical to the institutional mission of the Makerere College of Health Sciences (MakCHS). Optimizing the alignment of health research capacity at MakCHS with the health needs and priorities of Uganda, as outlined in the country’s Health Sector Strategic Plan (HSSP), is a deliberate priority, a responsibility, and a significant opportunity for research. To guide this strategic direction, an assessment of MakCHS’s research grants and publication portfolio was conducted.


Methods: A survey of all new and ongoing grants, as well as all publications, between January 2005 and December 2009 was conducted. Research, training, and education grants awarded to MakCHS’ constituent faculties and departments, were looked for through financial records at the college or by contact with funding organizations. Published manuscripts registered with PubMed, that included MakCHS faculty authors, were also analyzed.

Citation: 
Nankinga Z, Kutyabami P, Kibuule D, Kalyango J, Groves S, Bollinger RC, Obua C. An assessment of Makerere University College of Health Sciences: optimizing health research capacity to meet Uganda’s priorities. BMC Int Health Hum Rights. 2011 Mar 9; 11(Suppl 1):S12. PMCID:PMC3059471
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School of Health Sciences, College of Health Sciences, Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda


School of Biomedical Sciences, College of Health Sciences, Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda


Johns Hopkins School of Nursing, Baltimore, MD