Makerere, UPDF Sign MoU

Makerere University, Uganda’s premier university, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) the Ministry of Defence and Veteran Affairs and Makerere University yesterday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to strengthen quality of health care and mitigate health threats to public health.

Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF) will work closely with Makerere’s colleges Health Sciences (CHS), and Veterinary medicine, animal resources and biosecurity (Covab).

The MoU was signed Monday at the Ministry of Defence and Veteran Affairs headquarters in Kampala.

“The UPDF health workers and biosecurity officers will improve knowledge and skills in research methods, respond to epidemics and natural disasters under this undertaking. The collaboration will also benefit the UPDF in capacity building, strengthening health systems and enhancing epidemic response preparedness,” said army spokesperson Brig Richard Karemire

Both Makerere Vice chancellor Prof Barnabas Nawangwe and State Minister for Veteran Affairs Bright Rwamirama pledged commitment to this partnership.

Previously, Makerere’s College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences (Caes) trained UPDF Operation Wealth Creation officers. The College of Humanities (Chuss) has also previously conducted trainings at the Kimaka training school.

Samuel Kamugisha