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A World Health Organization Collaborating Center for Injuries, Violence and Accident Prevention

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The Johns Hopkins – Makerere University Chronic Consequences of Trauma, Injuries and Disability (JHU-MU Chronic-TRIAD) program will serve the overall goal to strengthen research capacity on the long-term health and economic consequences of trauma, injuries and disability across the lifespan in Uganda through an innovative model of sustainable capacity development.

By addressing chronic consequences of trauma, injuries and disability in Uganda, we aim to 1) develop a core group of researchers at MUSPH through a variety of training activities; 2) promote research around key national priorities and themes that include the establishment and use of national databases relevant to injury, trauma and disability, development and evaluation of community-based interventions, and exploration of the social and economic costs; 3) establish a national forum for an annual research-to-policy dialogue; and 4) create a center for MUSPH research that enhances the sustainability of our efforts through activities that include increasing capacity for research management, research ethics coordination, proposal development, and producing continuing education materials.

The program is based on the close partnership between Johns Hopkins and Makerere University School of Public Health, two academic institutions with a strong commitment to understanding the long-term impact of trauma and injuries, experience in research, and a history of collaborative work. Our model will use JHU's expertise to strengthen the Ugandan institution, promote a sustainable research enterprise focused on the chronic consequences of trauma, injuries, and disability, and enable national dissemination of research evidence to influence policy in Uganda.

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About Our Partner, Makerere University School of Public Health

Makerere University School of Public Health (MUSPH) works to excel in public health training, research and service provision. The main campus is located within the Makerere University College of Health Sciences on Mulago Hill, within the Mulago National Referral Hospital. The school also has campuses in Kololo and Kasangati. 

The school boasts a vibrant, dynamic and knowledgeable team of biomedical experts, social scientists, nutritionists, health systems specialists, social workers and experts from many other fields. The school's main responsibilities center around research, community service--including consultancy--and training/teaching. The school has undergraduate and post-graduate courses, short, skills-based courses, research projects and community service projects.

Everyone at MUSPH is committed to providing quality training to produce highly competent public health professionals that are able to tackle public health challenges within the community. The school has four departments: the Department of Health Policy, Planning and Management, the Department of Disease Control and Environmental Health, the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, and the Department of Community Health and Behavioral Sciences. The school also houses the Regional Centre for Quality of Health Care.


The JHU-MUSPH Chronic TRIAD Team


Adnan A. Hyder, MD, MPH, PhD (JHU)
Olive C. Kobusingye, MBChB, MSc, MMed, MPH (MUSPH)

Core Faculty

Lynn Atuyambe, MPH, PhD
William Bazeyo, MBChB, MMed
David Guwatudde, BStat, MSc, PhD
Nazarius Mbona Tumwesigye, MSc, MA, PhD

Abdulgafoor M. Bachani, PhD, MHS
David Bishai, MD, MPH, PhD
Kent Stevens, MD, MPH
Stephen Wegener, PhD


Aisha Jafri, MPH  


L to R: Lynn Atuyambe, Nazarius Mbona Tumwesigye, Olive Kobusingye, Adnan Hyder

Contact Information

Johns Hopkins International Injury Research Unit
615 N. Wolfe Street, Suite E8132
Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
Phone: +1-410-955-3928/Fax: +1-410-614-1419
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Makerere University School of Public Health
Department of Disease Control and Environmental Health
PO Box 7072
Kampala, Uganda
Phone +256-414-543872

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