The Johns Hopkins University has received a $4.97 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to undertake the initial phase of a unique program aimed at improving health outcomes in Uganda and East Africa, in coordination with the Johns Hopkins Center for Global Health, and the Makerere University College of Health Sciences in Kampala, Uganda.
The first phase of the project will focus on aligning Makerere’s educational and research capacity with Uganda’s national health goals and priorities. The project will go on to develop and test effective teaching, research, and practice strategies for Makerere and its partners.
“Makerere University has a long history of training health leaders and building capacity for health care in Uganda and the region,” George Pariyo said. “We are happy to continue our relationship with Johns Hopkins University, which has worked with us for the past 20 years and, thanks to this new collaboration, will continue to aid us in improving Uganda’s health far into the future.”