Makerere University


Makerere University is one of the oldest Universities on the African Continent and has by that fact undertaken a vast amount of research in all fields.  The College of Health Sciences (CHS) at Makerere University has made a big contribution to research and has hosted several landmark trials in the field of HIV, TB and malaria. In addition, the College of Health Sciences together with its affiliated partners the Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI) and Makerere Lung Institute (MLI) have carried out several trials and studies funded by EDCTP.

Makerere University will lead the DM screening Work Package.



Makerere University (Motto: We Build For The Future) that started in 1922. The medical schools, that began in 1924 and is currently known as Makerere University College of Health Sciences (MakCHS). MakCHS a constituent college of Makerere University, was founded in 2007. The college consists of five Schools: School of Medicine, School of Biomedical Sciences, School of Public Health, School of Health Sciences and School of Dentistry.

The college is located on the famous Mulago Hill, one of the seven hills of Kampala city, next to Mulago National Referral Hospital, which serves as one the teaching sites in addition to Kiruddu National Referral Hospital, Kawempe National Referral Hospital, and the Women and Neonatal Super specialised Hospital. The taught courses include both undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in basic sciences, biomedical sciences, public health, health sciences and human medicine of various disciplines and specialties.


Phillip Ssekamatte

Phillip Ssekamatte is a PhD student in PROTID, based at Makerere University. He has a bachelor’s degree in biological sciences and a masters’ degree in Immunology and Clinical Microbiology, both from Makerere University. He is also a MUII honorary PhD fellow and has been a laboratory coordinator for several studies with expertise in Flow Cytometry, […]

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Andrew Peter Kyazze

Andrew Peter Kyazze is a medical doctor by profession and a clinical trial doctor for PROTID in Uganda. He graduated with a Bachelors of Medicine and Surgery from Mbarara University of Science and Technology (MUST) and was awarded the MUST convocation excellence award for being the best graduate in his year. Andrew’s interests as a […]

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Sandra Ninshiima

Dr. Sandra Ninsiima is the Quality Assurance and Safety Trial medical officer in PROTID in Uganda. She graduated with Bachelors of Medicine and Surgery from Makerere University, Kampala Uganda in 2018. Since then, she has been practising as a general medical doctor and has considerable experience in telemedicine healthcare service delivery. Her main areas of […]

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Nalukwago Nakagwa Mariam

Nalukwago Nakagwa Mariam is the Ugandan Finance Administrator in PROTID. She is a statistician holding a bachelor’s degree in Business Statistics, majoring in Financial Statistics from Makerere University. She has ambitions to further her career in International Business Management and Statistics. Her notable skills lie in book keeping, records management and financial management.

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Irene Andia Biaro

Dr Irene Andia Biraro is an Infectious Diseases Physician and Senior Lecturer in the Department of Internal Medicine, School of Medicine, College of Health Sciences, Makerere University, Uganda. She is also an Honorary Associate Scientist at the MRC/UVRI & LSHTM Uganda Research Unit. She has a strong background in academia with expertise in infectious diseases […]

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