Research support for collaborators

MUCHAP/IMHDSS has well formulated guidelines for conducting research at the site. The guidelines indicate the basic information that researchers intending to conduct research in the center are required to provide such as their physical address, research problem to be investigated, research objectives as well as the expected role of the HDSS in such undertaking. The center provides procedures for approval of concept papers to researchers including ways the HDSS will continue to facilitate them. See the link below to download an abridged SOP for research.

An Abridged Research SOP

The existence of a longitudinal database provided since 2005 gives researchers opportunity to utilize data responsively. The site supports researchers with a sampling frame from the database following the existing guidelines.

Support to Researchers and Internship Students


PHOTO: Internship student making power point presentation to MUCHAP staff and University supervisor after internship training

In line with the vision of conducting multidisciplinary and policy relevant research, the center has persistently continued to pave way for researchers to carry out Master’s and PhD research from different fields as well as undergraduate training at the site within Uganda and abroad.

Since the inception of the center, different research undertakings have been conducted. These include research studies in the field of injury and disability, diabetes in adults, groin hernia prevalence and unmet need for surgery, epilepsy surveillance, newborn survival studies, home and community management of malaria and pneumonia, anti-biotic resistance among under fives, febrile illness, HIV and mental health, infant and adolescence TB among others. All research undertakings involve PhD training. Since 2005, more than 20 PhD students have completed their research in the center (link to publications).

The center hosts internship undergraduates from both public and private universities like Makerere University, Islamic University in Uganda (IUIU), Kyambogo, and Busoga University among others. This has equipped internship students with skills in planning, log matrix development, knowledge to develop questionnaires and engage in data collection, analysis of sample data sets and interpretation of results among others.

Our Mission is to promote the wellbeing of the Ugandan population through generation and provision of high quality population based demographic, health, and socio-economic information to decision makers and researchers