Meeting the Need in Uganda
Global Health Service Partnership (GHSP) Volunteers in Uganda work at five institutions.
Mbarara University of Science and Technology (MUST)
Founded in 1989, MUST is a public university accredited by the National Council for Higher Education in Uganda. It is one of the largest medical schools in the country with courses in a wide range of disciplines including health sciences, medicine and technology. The nursing program offers a four-year Bachelor of Nursing Science and a two-year completion program for a Bachelor of Nursing Science. Aiming to be a center of academic and professional excellence in science and technology, MUST works to provide quality and relevant education at a national and international level with particular emphasis on science and technology and its application to community development.
Gulu University, founded in 2002 by the government of Uganda, offers masters in the specialties of anatomy and physiology, biochemistry, pediatrics and gynecology, a diploma and certificate program in pharmacy, and an essential skills laboratory for surgery, acute medical illness management and primary care trauma.
The university first opened in August 2012 with 100 students. At that time the institution was a constituent college of Gulu University and was known as Gulu University Constituent College Lira. It was also referred to as Lira University College.
With great support from the government and citizens, Gulu University started the first BSN nursing school in northern Uganda at the Constituent College of Lira in 2013. Inaugural GHSP volunteers welcomed and taught the first class of nursing students at the College.
Busitema University was established in 2007 and offers postgraduate, undergraduate, and certificate programs in Engineering, Science Education, Health Sciences, Agricultural and Animal Sciences and Management Sciences.
Muni University opened in 2012 with two Bachelors programs which were both based in technology. Muni now offers two additional Bachelors programs – a Bachelors of Science in Education and a Bachelors of Nursing Science.
In August 2013 Ugandan Commissioner Clinical Services from the Ministry of Health Dr. Jacinto Amandua and other leaders as well as United States Ambassador Scott H. DeLisi welcomed the launch of the Global Health Service Partnership (GHSP). See the photos below.