Research, Research Training and Data management support

Makerere University Center for Health and Population Research(MUCHAP)/Iganga-Mayuge HDSS has got a pool of trained technical personnel in different fields since it is affiliated to Makerere University. The research center has got Bio-statisticians, demographers, epidemiologist, Bio-medical scientists, social scientists among others most of whom are involved in research within the IMHDSS and beyond.

Several research studies have been implemented in IMHDSS which have not only been basis for academic advancement for researchers involved, but have had positive impact to the communities. Some of the studies summarized below;

Maternal, Child and newborn studies Dr. Peter Waiswa/Dr. Gertrude Namazzi
Cerebral Palsy in IMHDSS Dr. Angelina M. Kakooza
Epilepsy surveillance in IMHDSS Dr. Angelina M. Kakooza
Magnitude of Type 2 Diabetes in low income country setting Dr. Roy Mayega
Lost in Transition: Pre-antiretroviral Care and Delayed Initiation of Antiretroviral Therapy in Uganda Dr. Mohammadi Lubega
Sexual Risk behaviors, sexual abuse and HIV among persons with mental Illness in Uganda Dr. Patric Lundberg/Dr. Noah Kiwanuka
Hernia prevalence & unmet need for hernia surgery in adult males Dr. Jenny Lofgren/ Prof. C. Ibingira
CMD Quality of care for home management of Malaria & Pneumonia Dr. Joan Kalyango
Newborn referral: Practices, Compliance and its Determinants in Eastern Uganda Dr. Nalwadda Christine
Identification and care of low birth weight newborns in the community Dr. Nabiwemba Elizabeth
Effect of the built, natural and social environment on dietary diversity, physical activity and malnutrition in an adult peri-urban and rural population in Uganda. Ms. Barbra E. Kirunda
Febrile Illness Study: This effected its over-head Dr. Karin Kallandar/Prof. Stefan Peterson
Injury & Disability Study Prof. Hyder Adnan/Dr. Abdul Bachani
TB Vaccine Preparedness study Prof. Philipa Musoke/Prof. Harriet Mayanja
Home and community management of Malaria & Pneumonia Prof. Elizeus Rutebemberwa
Uganda Newborn research studies (UNEST) Dr. Peter Waiswa

Research Training and Opportunities for Graduate Research

In pursuit of objective 3, the center is used as a platform for research training by mainly researchers from Makerere University and collaborating universities in Europe and USA. Each year, about 4 Phd students, and 6 Masters level students conduct research at the center. The center also provides internship training opportunities to under-graduate students every year.