The Makerere University School of Public Health (MakSPH) is a leading public health institution in Uganda and within the East and Central Africa region, and is one of the four Schools under Makerere University’s College of Health Sciences. MakSPH, led by Principal Investigator Dr. Fredrick Makumbi and Co-Principal Investigator Dr. Simon Peter Kibira, completed six rounds of the PMA2020 family planning survey in Uganda between 2014 and 2018.
In collaboration with the Guttmacher Institute, questions related to the implementation of the Global Gag Rule were added in 2018 and a separate follow-up survey was conducted a year later. In collaboration with FHI-360, questions on contraceptive acceptability were added to the family planning survey in 2016.
MakSPH completed two rounds of the PMA Schistosomiasis survey in 2016 and 2017 to measure schistosomiasis infections via urine testing in the field. The 2017 survey also included a follow-up to measure infection status among those treated a year earlier. This was one of the first nationally representative surveys of schistosomiasis anywhere in the world.
In collaboration with Ariadne Lab Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, one round of the PMA Primary Health Care (PHC) survey was completed in 2019 to measure general health seeking behaviors.
Uganda was one of three sites for development of the Womens’ and Girls’ Empowerment module.
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