MUK Urges Government to Support Scientific Researchers

Professor Charles Ibingira the Principle College of Health Science Makerere University has urged government to support more scientific researchers in the country.

Ibigingira says what government is investing in research today is not sufficient in helping increase the number of PHD graduates.

Owing to the fact that Uganda is looking to develop into a middle income state, remedy the don says research is one of the areas that must be fully supported and funded.

Ibigingira was speaking at the 12thJoint Annual Scientific Conference of the MakCHS held at Kabira country club under the theme; “from MDGs to SDGs; A Holistic Approach to health for sustainable development

He asked all Ugandans to be attentive to the smallest details in all research findings for example the fact that maternal mortality is still our biggest challenge.

The annual conferences are aimed at bringing people from all over the country to share knowledge on their research findings.

Participants also shared ways of implementing the Sustainable Development Goals concerns in the health sector.

The conference is on till this Friday and will focus on several sub-themes; health in all policies, Research and development, Climate change and health, communicable and non-communicable diseases, health systems, occupational health and safety, bio-security and bio-terrorism, emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases, and community health.


It is organized Makerere University College of health sciences, Uganda National Association of Community and Occupational Health and World Health Organisation.

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