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Title: Makerere University School of Public Health, Kampala, UGANDA Disaster Preparedness and Response


1
Makerere UniversitySchool of Public Health,
Kampala, UGANDADisaster Preparedness and
Response
  • Dr Christopher Garimoi Orach
  • PHREEway Consultation Meeting
  • La Chateau, Johannesburg
  • 28-29th August 2007

2
Background Makerere University (MU)
  • 1935 - Makerere University
  • 1950 - Medical School
  • 1957 - Department of Preventive Medicine
  • 1975 - Institute of Public Health
  • 2007 - School of Public Health

3
MU-School of Public Health
  • Departments
  • Health Policy, Planning and Management
  • Epidemiology and Biostatistics
  • Community Health and Behavioural Sciences
  • Disease Control and Occupational Health
  • Centre
  • Regional Centre of Quality of Health Care

4
MU-School of Public Health
  • Graduate Courses
  • PhD programme
  • MPH programmes
  • MPH Full time
  • MPH Distance Education
  • Master of Health Services Research (2007)
  • Master of Public Health Nutrition (2008)

5
MU-School of Public Health
  • Undergraduate Courses
  • Bachelor of Environmental Health Sciences
  • Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Medicine

6
MU - School of Public Health Short Course
  • Public Health in Complex Emergency (PHCE)
  • Background
  • Commenced 1999
  • Collaboration with Columbia University, IRC
    MUSPH
  • Today 5 partners
  • Makerere University
  • AUB Lebanon
  • ADPC Thailand Bangkok
  • IRC
  • WE
  • Makerere has conducted 7 courses

7
PHCE Course
  • Broad Learning Objectives
  • Equip first line humanitarian workers with
    knowledge and skills for effective emergency
    response in key intervention areas
  • Create opportunity for networking

8
PHCE Course
  • Contents
  • Contexts
  • Epidemiology and Biostatistics
  • Communicable Disease Control
  • Environmental health
  • Reproductive health
  • Psychosocial issues
  • Violence/weapons and trauma
  • Security and Protection
  • Coordination

9
PHCE Course
  • Background of Participants
  • NGOs/UN agencies
  • MoH/Ministries
  • Academics Universities
  • Community Based Organisations

10
PHCE Course
  • Teaching Methods
  • Lecturettes
  • Group work
  • Practical

11
MU - School of Public HealthDisaster
Preparedness and Response
  • Vision
  • Develop a Master of Disaster Preparedness and
    Management - Course
  • Continue with Short courses
  • Accreditation
  • Develop Library/materials
  • Establish a Centre of Disaster Preparedness and
    Response
  • Staff development in the field
  • Financial mobilisation

12
MU - School of Public Health
  • Obstacles/Constraints
  • Finances
  • Manpower
  • Materials/books/journals
  • Transport for students field work

13
MU - School of Public Health
  • Other Services
  • National Task Force for Disaster
    Preparedness/Epidemic Preparedness
  • Member of Disaster Preparedness Committee
    National Teaching and Referral Hospital - Mulago
  • Operational Research
  • Consultancies
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