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Mbarara University of Science and Technology, Uganda

Fellowship Site Directors: Dr. Esther Atukunda,;

Site Contacts: 

Patricia Smith, 
Anna Helova, 


Site Specialties:

  • HIV care
  • HIV prevention
  • Reproductive Health
  • Health Sciences Education
  • Human Medicine
  • Nursing
  • Medical Laboratory Sciences
  • Pharmacy
  • Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Physiotherapy
  • Interdisciplinary healthcare delivery through community-based education, research, and service (COBERS)

Site Description:

Mbarara University of Science & Technology (commonly known as MUST), a public university in Uganda commenced student intake and instruction in 1989 and is one of the ten public universities and degree-awarding institutions in the country. MUST is accredited by the National Council for Higher Education in Uganda and has acclaimed national and international recognition for best practices in outreach and community relations from Association of Commonwealth Universities, European Union and the Civil Society of Uganda. The Mbarara Regional Referral Hospital (MRRH) is the sole teaching hospital for the MUST Medical School and is the referral hospital for the Western Region of Uganda. The 320 bed referral hospital provides outpatient and inpatient clinical care, training, and research infrastructure in southwestern Uganda - a region 36,870 square kilometers in size with a population of over 5 million representing about 18% of the national population. MRRH houses the Immune Suppression Syndrome Clinic (ISS Clinic), a PEPFAR-funded clinical site, which serves as the hospital’s HIV outpatient clinic. 



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