Makerere University acknowledges that funds received from SIDA under the bilateral Research Cooperation enable Ugandan public universities to conduct impactful research, research capacity strengthening, institutional advancement, generate knowledge and promote research uptake for regional development, which is partly supported as part of the EDCTP programme supported by the European Union.

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344-2014 Project Title: Innovations for accelerating reduction in maternal, newborn and child mortality in post conflict Uganda)

Research Phase

Research Phase: 

This project builds on previous research and educational collaboration between Makerere and KI, including training, research and policy influence. The project aims at enhancing Makerere University’s capacity to support young Ugandan universities to perform research and training within the area of maternal, newborn and child health (MNCH) and health systems.

Secondly the project will evaluate an innovative package that is not only feasible for different levels of care, but is also of high impact on key causes of disease burden along the MNCH continuum of care. Utilizing study sites in Iganga-Mayuge (the Sida-supported Health Demographic Surveillance Site (HDSS)), and additional site in the post-conflict zone of Gulu in Northern Uganda. Three (3) researchers at the doctoral (2 from Gulu) and two (2) at the post-doctoral level and 6 Masters students (2 from Gulu) from obstetrics and gynecology, paediatrics, midwifery and/or public health at will be included. In addition, we shall support 6 midwives for the thesis work of their Msc degree.