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Many grant-supported research activities at Makerere University emphasize a multidisciplinary approach to health and disease (e.g., HHV-8 and malignancy; neurobehavioral sequelae of severe malaria; iron deficiency; severe malaria and neurodevelopment; zoonotic sources of human disease outbreaks; neurologic complications of HIV), making Uganda an outstanding partner for Global Health Fellowship training. NPGH projects in the past have focused on complications of malaria.


Affiliated Institutions

GHUGlobal Health Uganda (GHU)

GHU is a non-profit organization registered in April 2010 by Ugandan and American health scientists from Makerere University, University of Minnesota and Michigan State University. Read more…

Makerere UniversityMakerere University

Established in 1922 as a technical school, Makerere University is one of the oldest and most prestigious Universities in Africa.

Makerere University has strong research collaborations with UW and UMN since 2002 (UW) and 2003 (UMN). These institutions currently partner on 24 active research studies, including 20 NIH-funded studies, and two Fogarty-funded training grants. Areas of research focus include infectious diseases (HIV, malaria, cryptococcal meningitis, herpes viruses, HHV-8, zoonotic diseases), cancer, child development and mental heath, and nutrition.

The UW and UMN D43 training grants in Uganda focus on education in HIV and connections between infection and neurodevelopment. UMN has had grants that included faculty mentor training at Makerere University. UMN One Health Workforce grant was instrumental in creating the One Health Central and East Africa network that includes Uganda which collaborates with the Ugandan Ministry of Health to increase capacity for detecting and responding to disease outbreaks, including zoonotic disease outbreaks. UMN has also invested in creating a hub in Kampala, Uganda with administrative personnel, infrastructure to aid in research and administrative activities.

As an example of past successful training, David Boulware, a former fellow UMN Infectious Diseases fellow supported by a T32 training grant, is now a faculty member at UMN, with independent grants that look at cryptococcal antigen screening in HIV infection and improving diagnostic and neurocognitive outcomes in HIV meningitis. Similarly, David Meya, who trained with Paul Bohjanen and David Boulware at UMN, is now a faculty member at Makerere University with his own R01; Paul Bangirana, who trained at UMN, obtained the first pediatric neuropsychology degree awarded to a Ugandan scientist, and is now a Makerere University faculty member. Many grant-supported research activities at Makerere University emphasize a multidisciplinary approach to health and disease (e.g., HHV-8 and malignancy; neurobehavioral sequelae of severe malaria; iron deficiency; severe malaria and neurodevelopment; zoonotic sources of human disease outbreaks; neurologic complications of HIV), making Uganda an outstanding partner for Fogarty Fellow and Scholar training. Read more…

UCIUganda Cancer Institute

UCI is the only cancer treatment and training facility in Uganda. In Uganda, six of 10 of the most common cancers are due to infectious diseases.

UCI/Hutchinson Center Cancer Alliance: In 2004, Dr. Corey Casper initiated a collaboration with Dr. Jackson Orem to develop effective prevention and treatment strategies for infection-associated cancers to benefit the millions of people in Uganda, the United States and worldwide who suffer from malignancies such as Burkitt lymphoma and Kaposi sarcoma. By working closely with Ugandan researchers and oncologists, Center researchers hope to expand their knowledge of infection-related cancers and improve cancer care in Uganda and at home. The UCI/Hutchinson Center Cancer Alliance developed a three-pronged approach for addressing the needs of cancer patients in Uganda: 1) conduct cutting-edge research in infection-related cancers to better understand the pathogenesis of these diseases in order to develop and test more effective, efficacious and safer treatment and prevention regimens; 2) improve clinical capacity through provision of medical support and revised clinical protocols for those with infectious cancers; and 3) Train clinicians and support staff to enhance local human capacity to sustain research and clinical care activities at the site. Read more…

Primary Faculty

Current Fogarty Trainees

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KIMBERLY BONNER

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AHMED DDUNGU

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DAMALIE NALWANGA

Tom Ngabirano_photo

TOM NGABIRANO

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ERIKA PHELPS NISHIGUCHI

Thereza Piloya Were_Photo

THEREZA PILOYA WERE

Past Fogarty Trainees

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BRIDGET GRIFFITH

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EDWARD MPOZA

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KENNEDY MUNI

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MATT PULLEN

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FRITZ SIEGERT

MAHSA ABASSI

MAHSA ABASSI

MEREDITH HICKSON

MEREDITH HICKSON

SARAH LOFGREN

SARAH LOFGREN

SHAMILAH NAMUSISI

SHAMILAH NAMUSISI

JONEE TAYLOR

JONEE TAYLOR

BOZENA MORAWSKI

BOZENA MORAWSKI

DANIEL LOW

DANIEL LOW

JENNIFER ROSS

JENNIFER ROSS

LILIANE MUKAREMERA

LILIANE MUKAREMERA

PAUL BANGIRANA

PAUL BANGIRANA

Rhein, Joshua

JOSHUA RHEIN

Anyanwu, Juliana

JULIANA ANYANWU

Mahero, Michael

MICHAEL MAHERO

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RUTH NAMAZZI

HENRY DDUNGU

OLATUNDUN WILLIAMS

NATHAN BAHR

ABDU MUSUBIRE

EMMANUEL SEREMBA

GOUTAM GHOSH

LINDSEY LAW

SYLVIA WANZALA

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