Dr. David Mukunya

Head of Department,

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Department of Community and Public Health

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Welcome to the Department of Community and Public Health!

Established in 2015, the Department of Community and Public Health exists to promote community health and wellbeing primarily through teaching, research and community service.

We are anchored in the mission of the University, namely to provide high standard training, engage in quality research and outreach for socio-economic transformation and sustainable development.

The Department has both national and international students and welcomes persons from different disciplines and this has promoted a healthy intercultural and inter-professional space that fosters growth and innovation.

We train our students and officers to be able to respond to the national development plan and the sustainable development goals.

Goal and Objectives

The goal of the Department is to train public health specialists who can provide leadership in addressing national and regional health care challenges form the integrated community, clinical, preventive and health promotion health perspective.

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Departmental Staff

Name Designation Contact
Dr. David Mukunya Head of Department +256775152316

zebdaevid@gmail.com

dmukunya@fhs.busitema.ac.ug

Prof. Peter Olupot Olupot Professor

polupotolupot@yahoo.com

Dr. Benon Wanume Lecturer

wanumeb@hotmail.com
benonwanume1@gmail.com

Dr. Joseph KB Matovu Senior Lecturer

matovujkb@gmail.com,

matovujkb@fhs.busitema.ac.ug

Mr.David Okia Lecturer

okiada2002@yahoo.com

Prof. Yovani Lubaale Professor

ylubaale@gmail.com

Dr. Agnes Napyo Lecturer 0773657967

napyoagnes@gmail.com

Dr. David Soita Lecturer

soitadavidjonah@yahoo.com

Mr. Charles Okolimong Lecturer

c.okolimong@yahoo.com

Dr. Rebecca Nekaka Lecturer

rnekaka@yahoo.com

Mr. TwaTwa Jeremiah Lecturer

twatwaj@yahoo.com

Ms. Nancy Amejje Lecturer

nancyamejje@gmail.com

Dr. Racheal Namulondo Lecturer

renamulondo@gmail.com

Mr. Mukone George Lecturer

Laboratory /Clinical / Teaching facilities

The Department has access to the teaching rooms at BUFHS campus, Mbale, and utilizes the available resources to teach, including internet.

Teaching and Learning

Programs and Courses taught

Student enrollment

Currently, we have 35 students enrolled into our MPH program

Teaching methods / approaches

We have embraced a blended learning approach that is student centered and embraces the problem based learning philosophy.

Research and Grants (Ongoing and completed projects)

List of publications, conference papers and patents

  1. Kabwama SN, Matovu JK, Ssenkusu JM, Ssekamatte T, Wanyenze RK. Alcohol use and associated factors among adolescent boys and young men in Kampala, Uganda. Subst Abuse Treat Prev Policy. 2021 Jun 9;16(1):49. doi: 10.1186/s13011-021-00385-8.
  2. Matovu JKB, Nambuusi A, Wanyenze RK, Serwadda D. Peer-leaders' experiences and challenges in distributing HIV self-test kits in a rural fishing community, Rakai, Uganda. BMC Public Health. 2021 Apr 12;21(1):708. doi: 10.1186/s12889-021-10804-x.

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List of Grants

  • Research grant from the Health Professions Education and Training for Strengthening the Health System and Services in Uganda – HEPI-SHSSU. This grant was awarded to conduct a research study on ‘Challenges faced by public transport operators in the implementation of COVID-19 preventive measures’ (PI – Napyo Agnes Kasede, Co-PIs: Matovu Joseph, David Mukunya)
  • Research grant from the Health Professions Education and Training for Strengthening the Health System and Services in Uganda – HEPI-SHSSU. This grant was awarded to conduct a research study on “Long-term outcomes of infants born to women with obstructed labour in eastern Uganda” (Co-PIs Napyo Agnes Kasede, David Mukunya)

Contact of the Department

The Head of Department of Community and Public Health,

Busitema University

Faculty of Health Sciences