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MNCH in Brief

Together with Save the Children’s Saving Newborn Lives program (SNL) in Uganda, Makerere University School of Public Health (MakSPH) established the Makerere University Centre of Excellence for Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health Research in 2013.

The Centre was established to strengthen the links between knowledge, policies, and implementation of programmes through generating local evidence based on local priorities in order to guide implementation and scale-up of maternal newborn child, and adolescent health (MNCAH) services.

Our Vision

Our Vision is a Uganda and region where high-quality evidence drives policy and practice for MNCAH.

Our Mission

Our Mission is to build champions for MNCAH for research, policy and practice.

Our Goal

Our Goal is to build champions for MNCAH through health innovation, capacity building, evidence generation and influencing policy.

Core Values

The Centre is guided by the following core Values

  • Integrity: In all its undertakings, the Centre upholds the highest standards of professionalism and transparency.
  • Quality: We pursue the highest standards through innovation, collaboration and teamwork.
  • Diversity: We uphold a multidisciplinary approach to staff recruitment and partnerships.
  • Innovation: We design, develop, implement and test novel approaches to address MNCAH challenges.
  • Teamwork: We place emphasis on working as teams because together, we can achieve more.

Strategic Pillars

The key pillars supporting the Centre are aligned with the Makerere University pillars and include:

  1. Strengthen research and innovation
  2. Improve Knowledge management, sharing and dissemination
  3. Foster more sustainable and long-term Partnerships/collaborations/more engaged and strategic partnerships
  4. Capacity building