Makerere University College of Health Sciences

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Makerere University College of Health Sciences

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College Profile

Makerere University College of Health Sciences was established in 1924 known as Makerere University Medical School, till 2007 when it became Makerere University premier constituent College. It is the oldest medical training University unit in East Africa; having been in the business of training medical and health professionals for over 80 years. This history has earned it the enviable position of in Uganda and the East and Central African region.

In 2008 Makerere University began a major institutional change that led to the creation of Makerere University College of Health Sciences (MakCHS) as the University first constituent college.  This was an exploration of unchartered waters in the history of university governance in Uganda. MakCHS has experienced both exciting and challenging times but has set a pace for itself and the future is very promising.


We are located on Mulago Hill within the Mulago National Referral and Teaching Hospital complex, Northeast of Kampala. The clinical teaching disciplines of the College of Health Sciences are currently integrated with Mulago Hospital.



The Makerere University College of Health Sciences is made up of four schools and over 40 units. The schools are;

  • The School of Medicine
  • The School of Health Sciences
  • The School of Public Health
  • The School of Biomedical Sciences

The Institutes and Centres under Makerere University College of Health Sciences include;

  • Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI)
  • Child Health and Development Centre (CHDC)
  • Centre for Tobacco Control in Africa (CTCA)
  • Regional Centre for Quality of Health Care


The College of Health Sciences Management is as follows:
Principal: Dr. Charles Ibingira

Deputy Principal: Dr. Isaac Okullo

Dean School of Medicine: Professor Moses R. Kamya

Dean School of Health Sciences: Dr. Rose Chalo Nabirye
Dean School of Public Health:  Professor William Bazeyo

Dean School of Biomedical Sciences:  Professor Moses L. Joloba 



A leading and transformational institution for academic excellence and innovation in health sciences in Africa



To improve the health of the people of Uganda through innovative teaching, research and provision of services responsive to societal needs



  • Innovativeness and Adaptability to Change
  • Social Accountability
  • Diversity
  • Excellence and Quality
  • Equity and Social Justice
  • Professionalism


Core Functions

The College of Health sciences delivers within the mandate of Makerere University; teaching and learning, research and innovations and service to community.


Teaching and Learning

In this area of strategic focus, the College runs several Undergraduate and Post-graduate Programs. We also run several short courses tailored to address specific needs of people working in the health sector.  For more information about all out current programs please click the lick


Research and Innovations

The College of Health Sciences is a leader in health research in the East African region; working with both academic and other partners, both local and international. In a bid to conduct research that addresses actual needs of the Ugandan population, the College of Health Sciences went through a process to set its research priorities. These will form the core of the research work carried out at the College, although others areas are also considered.
Below is a table that shows the College five top priority areas of research.

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