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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346-2014 : Innovations in the Health System

Research Phase

Research Phase: 

346-2014 Project Title: Innovations in the health system: interventions for improved Towards better treatment of infectious diseases in children in rural Uganda; Better diagnostics and algorithms for increased quality care, rational use of medicines and minimised antimicrobial resistance.

Better diagnostics and algorithms for increased quality of care, rational use of medicines and minimized antimicrobial resistance.

Two intertwined elements are included in this proposal - research and research capacity development, with the focus of rational use of medicines (RUM) and infectious diseases (ID) in children to develop strategies and interventions targeting both for the community and health providers in rural Uganda.

The general aim is to enhance the capacity to conduct high quality research with immediate policy relevance for health and development in and strengthening of linkages between researchers and policy-makers and implementers in the Ugandan Ministry of Health, at district and national level.

In total 4 master students, 4 PhD students and 3 post docs will be trained locally at Makerere and students (mainly for Masters) from partner  public universities of Mbarara, Gulu and Busitema will be enlisted.

The partnership will contribute to increased knowledge and capacity in the fields of child health focusing the areas that kill most children in Uganda.