Makerere University with the help of donors will construct an eight storied facility valued at Shillings 30 billion next to Makerere University Eastern Gate to facilitate Makerere University School of Public Health (MakSPH.
Makerere University School of Public Health (MakSPH) is currently operating at Mulago National Referral Hospital.
The new facility will specifically cater for high-tech infrastructure fitted with demonstration and innovation laboratories, environmental health, epidemic, disaster and field epidemiology, ICT and Data Laboratories.
According to Professor Rhoda Wanyenze the School Dean, said that the project is aimed at strengthening scientific research, teaching and learning for the growing student population, currently at more than 800, 85% of them graduate students.
The project will be implemented by ROKO Construction Limited, the project will run for five years.
Makerere University Vice Chancellor Professor Barnabas Nawangwe said the university is contributing Shillings 1 billion towards the project from the government’s proposed ring-fenced Shillings 10bn meant for infrastructure development at Makerere.
The Netherlands Ambassador to Uganda, Henk Jan Bakker, announced the Dutch contribution to a tune of US$ 303,370 (approximately Shillings 1.061 billion) towards the construction of an Auditorium, which is part of building design. He said Public Health is not only Uganda’s concern but also a global epidemic thus worth investing in
Project donors include;
- Rockefeller Foundation,
- United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA),
- Italian government,
- World Health Organization (WHO),
- Netherlands government,
- Stanbic Banks,
- National Social Security Fund (NSSF),