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PMA2020/Uganda is collecting data in 110 nationally representative enumeration areas throughout Uganda. The project is implemented by our partners at the School of Public Health, College of Health Sciences at Makerere University, PMA2020/Uganda will employ 110 female resident enumerators and 6 supervisors to conduct data collection.
Survey progress: 5 rounds of core data collection completed. 1 round of schistosomiasis data collection completed. Download publications here. Request access to datasets here.

Principal Investigators

PMA2020/Uganda Principal Investigator: Dr. Fredrick Makumbi

Dr. Fredrick Makumbi is a Senior Lecturer and Head of the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the School of Public Health, College of Health Sciences, Makerere University in Kampala, Uganda. He trained as an epidemiologist, statistician and demographer, and received MHS and PhD degrees from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in 2000 and 2004, respectively. His research focus is on the demographic impacts of HIV/AIDS, including infant and child mortality, orphanhood and adolescent sexual behaviors. In addition, Dr. Makumbi has strong research interests in reproductive health, especially among HIV-infected populations. He has extensive community based research experience in clinical trials and longitudinal studies, accrued over an eighteen-year research career with the Rakai Health Sciences Program (RHSP). His work on PMA2020 builds upon a longstanding collaboration of Makerere University with the Bill & Melinda Gates Institute for Population and Reproductive Health and includes support for the multi-country “Family Health and Wealth” panel survey.

PMA2020/Uganda Co-Principal Investigator: Simon Peter Sebina Kibira

UG-simon-kibira-2018_0.jpegDr. Simon Peter Kibira a Lecturer at the Department of Community Health and Behavioural Sciences, School of Public Health, College of Health Sciences at Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda. He has a PhD in International Health from the University of Bergen, Norway. He holds a Master of Science in Population and Reproductive Health and a Bachelor's degree in Social Sciences from Makerere University. He is a Demographic and Health Survey (DHS) program fellow in population and health. Dr. Kibira has research interests in sexual and reproductive health among men, women and adolescents, social and behavioural determinants of disease and health. He has over 12 years of research experience accrued from working with the Uganda Bureau of Statistics and Makerere University at the School of Public Health. His work with PMA2020 builds on experience from working with the DHS in Uganda and from being a DHS program fellow

Data Manager

PMA2020/Uganda Data Manager: Vivian Zalwango Mubiru

 Vivian Zalwango Mubiru is head of data management at the Family Health Research and Development Center at the School of Public Health, College of Health Sciences at Makerere University. She is the in-country data manager. Vivian has extensive professional experience in data management and analysis. Her research interests include quality of health care and services with a focus on HIV-care and reproductive health. She holds a BA in Social Sciences, a Master of Health Services Research, and a Post Graduate Diploma in Information Technology.

About Our Partner Institute

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The Makerere University School of Public Health (MakSPH) is one of the four schools under the College of Health Science (MakCHS). MakSPH works to excel in public health training, research and service provision.
The school boasts a vibrant, dynamic and knowledgeable team of bio-medical experts, social scientists, nutritionists, health systems specialists, social workers and experts from many other fields. The school has undergraduate and post-graduate courses, short skills-based courses, research projects and community service projects. The school has four departments namely: Department of Health Policy, Planning and Management, Department of Disease Control and Environmental Health, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics and Department of Community Health and Behavioural Sciences. It also houses the Regional Centre for Quality of Health Care.
To learn more about MakSPH, please visit