Public Health and Health Sciences
Globally, there is a high burden of disease due to the high prevalence of preventable communicable and non-communicable diseases. Whereas the developed world has a higher prevalence of non-communicable diseases such as cancers, diabetes and hypertension, developing countries like Uganda and other countries in Africa have a persistently high burden of communicable diseases such as malaria, tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS and malnutrition to mention but a few. The School of Public Health and Health Sciences, through teaching and research, trains future public health leaders, advances knowledge on pressing health challenges, and enhances population health and well-being for all. Our students develop expertise in health policy, health sector reform, applied research, and health programme evaluation. Our diverse and experienced faculty ensure that our graduates are well equipped to face the various public health challenges of our time.