Greetings and we welcome everyone to the department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at Faculty of Health Sciences, Busitema University. The department is housed at Busitema University Mbale campus and Mbale RRH serves as the teaching hospital. Currently, we run two undergraduate courses for medical students as approved by the National Council for Higher Education (NCHE) in the Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery curriculum and where necessary offer support in terms of teaching and supervision of undergraduate students of nursing and the postgraduate students of Masters of Public Health(MPH).
We are looking forward to starting the Master of Medicine in Obstetrics and Gynaecology program as soon as the accreditation process is complete. This program will be run as a 3 years full-time residence training course with the goal of churning out an Obstetrician/Gynaecologist who is up to date with the modern practice of Obstetrics and Gynaecology.
This course introduces the students to the clinical clerkship in obstetrics and gynaecology.
This is a senior clerkship course in obstetrics and gynaecology that is undertaken by undergraduate medical students in their final year of training before they go for internship.
Our mission is to pursue excellence in Reproductive, Maternal Neonatal and Child health (RMNCH) through training, clinical practice and research including community outreach projects that positively impacts on the surrounding communities in Eastern Uganda.
The overall objective of the is to produce a doctor who is competent in obstetric and gynaecological clinical practice, especially in the provision of comprehensive emergency obstetric care services.
To produce graduates who have three basic components; knowledge, clinical skills and positive attitude towards the provision of Reproductive Maternal and Neonatal Child health (RMNCH) services in the community. The Medical graduate from Busitema University should be able to:
|Dr. Milton W. Musaba||Head of Department||+256 704 913 791||
|Dr Julius N. Wandabwa||Professor||+ 256754419513||
|Dr. Stephen Waiswa||Lecturer||0772987725||
|Dr. Julius Nteziyaremye||Assistant Lecturer||+256 706614213||
|Dr. Kenneth Mugabe||Honorary Lecturer||
|Dr. Doreck Nahurira||Teaching Assistant||0777218780/0702916904||
The Mbale Regional Referral and Teaching Hospital is a 400-bed facility offering both general and specialists’ services to about 5 million people in her catchment area that spans over 16 districts in Eastern Uganda and a few cases from neighbouring Eastern Kenya.
The hospital has the departments of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Paediatrics and Child Health, General and Orthopedic Surgery, Otolaryngology, Dental surgery, Internal Medicine, Psychiatry, Ophthalmology. The Obstetrics and Gynaecology department cover about 100 of the 400-bed capacity and has the following units and clinics: antenatal, postnatal, family planning and Cancer screening. The Hospital houses the programme has a 70-bed maternity unit and 25 bed neonatal unit.
The Maternity unit houses the labour ward, postnatal unit, High Dependence Unit (HDU), neonatal unit and the emergency Obstetrics theatre. The HDU has a total of six beds, each equipped with a functional patient monitor.
The Gynaecology ward has a triage area and 25 beds ward which admits gynaecological patients. It has a main theater where gynaecological operations are carried out. These facilities are further complemented by specialised outpatient clinics and a simulation laboratory.
These hospital facilities in addition to dedicated lecture rooms are vital for clinical teaching, practicals, hands-on teaching which we believe positively impacts on the students and lecturers/mentors.
The Department has one dedicated classroom and two side rooms on the wards that are used as teaching sites. All the lecturers have shared working space (4–6-seater offices) as offices except for a few senior members of staff who have private offices. There is a dedicated Library, 24-hour internet, a printer and intercom telephones in the departmental office. The faculty has also got Internet hot-spots in the four critical study areas in the faculty infrastructure (lecture theatres, library, faculty offices, clinical practicum areas and the hostels). Other teaching equipment available include: Ultrasound machine in the early pregnancy unit (2), Cardiotocograph (1), Models/mannequins, Colposcope (1), Cryotherapy machines, Leep Machine (2), Theatre with their equipment. (2), overhead projector (1), Computers (6), Printers (4), Slide projector (1), LCD Projector (1 fixed & 2 mobile), Lecture rooms, Wards, Theater, Laboratories and fully equipped simulation room that is shared by other departments.
The Essential surgical training in operative Obstetrics (ETOO) program started in March 2018 to January 2021. It was supported by ministry of health (MOH), American college of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (ACOG) and Association of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Uganda (AOGU).
The principal investigator was Professor Julius Wandabwa- Dean Busitema University Faculty of Health Sciences (BUFHS). We have trained a total of 75 intern doctors in many aspects including the following; (Knot tying, Hand washing, Sepsis prevention, Vacuum delivery, perineal tears repairs, management of PPH, retained placenta, and skills of carrying out a safe caesarean section among others. Generally, the program was a success as a result of committed trainers.We look forward for sustainability of this program because it clearly equpied the frontline cadres with real time skills in the battle against maternalband neonatal morbidity and mortality.
The faculty has MOU with 17 HC IVs and districts for rural placement programs during the 1st, 2nd and 3rd years of study for community practice which includes Reproductive, Maternal, Neonatal ,Child and Adolescents (RMNCH) health services.
Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Faculty of Health Sciences Busitema University
P.O Box 1460, Mbale Campus