Volume 11 Supplement 1

An innovative approach to building capacity at an African university to improve health outcomes

Research

Edited by Joseph C Kolars, David H Peters and David M Serwadda

Publication of this supplement was made possible with support from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

  1. Research

    A grander challenge: the case of how Makerere University College of Health Sciences (MakCHS) contributes to health outcomes in Africa

    “Grand challenges” in global health have focused on discovery and development of technologies to save lives. The “grander challenge” involves building institutions, systems, capacity and demand to effectively ...

    George Pariyo, David Serwadda, Nelson K Sewankambo, Sara Groves, Robert C Bollinger and David H Peters

    BMC International Health and Human Rights 2011 11(Suppl 1):S2

    Published on: 9 March 2011

  2. Research

    Situational analysis of teaching and learning of medicine and nursing students at Makerere University College of Health Sciences

    Makerere University College of Health Sciences (MakCHS) in Uganda is undergoing a major reform to become a more influential force in society. It is important that its medicine and nursing graduates are equippe...

    Sarah Kiguli, Rhona Baingana, Ligia Paina, David Mafigiri, Sara Groves, Godfrey Katende, Elsie Kiguli-Malwadde, Juliet Kiguli, Moses Galukande, Mayega Roy, Robert Bollinger and George Pariyo

    BMC International Health and Human Rights 2011 11(Suppl 1):S3

    Published on: 9 March 2011

  3. Research

    The organization and implementation of community-based education programs for health worker training institutions in Uganda

    Community-based education (CBE) is part of the training curriculum for most health workers in Uganda. Most programs have a stated purpose of strengthening clinical skills, medical knowledge, communication skil...

    Dan Kaye, Andrew Mwanika, Gilbert Burnham, Larry W Chang, Scovia N Mbalinda, Isaac Okullo, Rose C Nabirye, Wilson Muhwezi, Hussein Oria, Stephen Kijjambu, Lynn Atuyambe and Warren Aryeija

    BMC International Health and Human Rights 2011 11(Suppl 1):S4

    Published on: 9 March 2011

  4. Research

    Perception and valuations of community-based education and service by alumni at Makerere University College of Health Sciences

    Training of health professionals can be deliberately structured to enhance rural recruitment by exposing the trainees to the realities of rural life and practice through Community-Based Education and Service (...

    Andrew Mwanika, Isaac Okullo, Dan K Kaye, Wilson Muhwezi, Lynn Atuyambe, Rose C Nabirye, Sara Groves, Scovia Mbalinda, Gilbert Burnham, Larry W Chang, Hussein Oria and Nelson Sewankambo

    BMC International Health and Human Rights 2011 11(Suppl 1):S5

    Published on: 9 March 2011

  5. Research

    Assessing community perspectives of the community based education and service model at Makerere University, Uganda: a qualitative evaluation

    Community partnerships are defined as groups working together with shared goals, responsibilities, and power to improve the community. There is growing evidence that these partnerships contribute to the succes...

    Scovia N Mbalinda, Colin M Plover, Gilbert Burnham, Dan Kaye, Andrew Mwanika, Hussein Oria, Isaac Okullo, Wilson Muhwezi and Sara Groves

    BMC International Health and Human Rights 2011 11(Suppl 1):S6

    Published on: 9 March 2011

  6. Research

    Makerere University College of Health Sciences’ role in addressing challenges in health service provision at Mulago National Referral Hospital

    Mulago National Referral Hospital (MNRH), Uganda’s primary tertiary and teaching hospital, and Makerere University College of Health Sciences (MakCHS) have a close collaborative relationship. MakCHS students c...

    Irene B Kizza, Joshua Tugumisirize, Raymond Tweheyo, Speciosa Mbabali, Arabat Kasangaki, Edith Nshimye, Juliet Sekandi, Sara Groves and Caitlin E Kennedy

    BMC International Health and Human Rights 2011 11(Suppl 1):S7

    Published on: 9 March 2011

  7. Research

    The impact on nurses and nurse managers of introducing PEPFAR clinical services in urban government clinics in Uganda

    Improving provider performance is central to strengthening health services in developing countries. Because of critical shortages of physicians, many clinics in sub-Saharan Africa are led by nurses. In additio...

    Joyce Nankumbi, Sara Groves, Elli Leontsini, Nambusi Kyegombe, Alex Coutinho and Yuka Manabe

    BMC International Health and Human Rights 2011 11(Suppl 1):S8

    Published on: 9 March 2011

  8. Research

    The effects of an HIV project on HIV and non-HIV services at local government clinics in urban Kampala

    HIV/AIDS is a major public health concern in Uganda. There is widespread consensus that weak health systems hamper the effective provision of HIV/AIDS services. In recent years, the ways in which HIV/AIDS-focu...

    Toru Matsubayashi, Yukari C Manabe, Allan Etonu, Nambusi Kyegombe, Alex Muganzi, Alex Coutinho and David H Peters

    BMC International Health and Human Rights 2011 11(Suppl 1):S9

    Published on: 9 March 2011

  9. Research

    Exploring new health markets: experiences from informal providers of transport for maternal health services in Eastern Uganda

    Although a number of intermediate transport initiatives have been used in some developing countries, available evidence reveals a dearth of local knowledge on the effect of these rural informal transport mecha...

    George W Pariyo, Chrispus Mayora, Olico Okui, Freddie Ssengooba, David H Peters, David Serwadda, Henry Lucas, Gerald Bloom, M Hafizur Rahman and Elizabeth Ekirapa-Kiracho

    BMC International Health and Human Rights 2011 11(Suppl 1):S10

    Published on: 9 March 2011

  10. Research

    Increasing access to institutional deliveries using demand and supply side incentives: early results from a quasi-experimental study

    Geographical inaccessibility, lack of transport, and financial burdens are some of the demand side constraints to maternal health services in Uganda, while supply side problems include poor quality services re...

    Elizabeth Ekirapa-Kiracho, Peter Waiswa, M Hafizur Rahman, Fred Makumbi, Noah Kiwanuka, Olico Okui, Elizeus Rutebemberwa, John Bua, Aloysius Mutebi, Gorette Nalwadda, David Serwadda, George W Pariyo and David H Peters

    BMC International Health and Human Rights 2011 11(Suppl 1):S11

    Published on: 9 March 2011

  11. Research

    An assessment of Makerere University College of Health Sciences: optimizing health research capacity to meet Uganda’s priorities

    Health research is critical to the institutional mission of the Makerere College of Health Sciences (MakCHS). Optimizing the alignment of health research capacity at MakCHS with the health needs and priorities...

    Ziadah Nankinga, Paul Kutyabami, Dan Kibuule, Joan Kalyango, Sara Groves, Robert C Bollinger and Celestino Obua

    BMC International Health and Human Rights 2011 11(Suppl 1):S12

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  12. Research

    Research translation to inform national health policies: learning from multiple perspectives in Uganda

    Research and evidence can have an impact on policy and practice, resulting in positive outcomes. However, research translation is a complex, dynamic and non-linear process. Although universities in Africa play...

    Freddie Ssengooba, Lynn Atuyambe, Suzanne N Kiwanuka, Prasanthi Puvanachandra, Nancy Glass and Adnan A Hyder

    BMC International Health and Human Rights 2011 11(Suppl 1):S13

    Published on: 9 March 2011

  13. Research

    Building partnerships towards strengthening Makerere University College of Health Sciences: a stakeholder and sustainability analysis

    Partnerships and networking are important for an institution of higher learning like Makerere University College of Health Sciences (MakCHS) to be competitive and sustainable.

    Olico Okui, Elizabeth Ayebare, Rose Nabirye Chalo, George W Pariyo, Sara Groves and David H Peters

    BMC International Health and Human Rights 2011 11(Suppl 1):S14

    Published on: 9 March 2011