The Public Health Fellowship Program (PHFP) is a partnership between the Ministry of Health (MoH), U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and Makerere School of Public Health (MakSPH). The PHFP is a two-year training-in-service program aimed at equipping public health professionals with the skills they need to manage public health challenges.
The program is offered in five tracks (Field Epidemiology, Monitoring and Evaluation, Laboratory Systems, Health Informatics and Health Economics). The program began with the Field Epidemiology Track – FET Track in January 2015 and currently, has two cohorts. These Fellows have been introduced to the basic tenets of Field Epidemiology and are placed at their respective host sites within the Ministry of Health and the district health departments.
The Uganda Ministry of Health (MOH) in partnership with Makerere University School of Public Health (MakSPH) and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is implementing the Public Health Fellowship Program (PHFP), an initiative to develop the next generation of public health leadership for Uganda. The goal of this program is to develop a competent workforce by learning-through-service and responding to real public health problems of Uganda. Read More
The PHFP has four objectives:
Dr. Godfrey Nsereko (Cohort 2018) and Dr. Robert Majwala at the 5th Uganda National Field Epidemiology Conference
Develop a workforce competent in applied epidemiology and other cross-cutting aspects of public health practice.
Fill gaps and perform essential functions in public health practice within priority technical units and programs at national and sub-national levels.
Establish/reinforce substantive public health specialist cadres at national, regional/district levels and ensure dedicated funding to sustain the capacity building efforts.
Strengthen collaborations across various tiers of the health sector, other national and regional stakeholders.
PHFP Latest News and Highlights
NEW! The Call for Applications for Cohort 2020 Intake is Now Open!
- Dativa Maria Aliddeki
- Godfrey Nsereko
- Fred Monje
- Bernadette Mirembe Basuta
- Carol Nanziri
- Esther Kisaakye
- Angella Musewa
- Vivian Ntono
- Daniel Eurien
- Kenneth Bainomugisha
- Kizito S et al; Notes the Field: Crimean Congo Hemorrhagic Fever Outbreak, Central Uganda. August – September 2017. MMWR https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5991810/
- Majwala RK et al; Measles outbreak propagated by children congregating at water collection points in Mayuge District, eastern Uganda. BMC Infectious Diseases https://bmcinfectdis.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12879-018-3304-5
- Nakubulwa S et al; Acute Metam Sodium Poisoning by Occupational Exposure at Flower Farm. MMWR https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/67/wr/mm6714a2.htm
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