Health and Population Research

Dedicated to improving the well-being of the Ugandan population through the generation and dissemination of high-quality demographic, health, and socio-economic information, with a focus on the Iganga-Mayuge Health and Demographic Surveillance Site (IMHDSS), Makerere University Center for Health and Population Research (MUCHAP) has been actively engaged in monitoring births, deaths, and migrations for over 15 years. By conducting impactful research that addresses community needs, MUCHAP aims to bridge the gap between academic research and the practical needs of households and individuals.

Unveiling Transformative Insights: The latest Endeavors of MUCHAP.

With an unwavering commitment to advancing knowledge and improving the well-being of communities nationally and internationally, the Makerere University Center for Health and Population Research has long been at the forefront of groundbreaking research. Through tireless dedication, cutting-edge methodologies, and a multidisciplinary approach, MUCHAP has consistently pushed boundaries, unraveling the complexities of population dynamics and their profound impact on health outcomes….Read more at Latest News and Publications

The MUCHAP technical Hub for Verbal Autopsy and mortality surveillance.

The Makerere University Centre for Health and Population Research (MUCHAP), operating the Iganga Mayuge Open Population cohort aka HDSS, contributes to advancing population health research in Uganda. Within this context, a technical hub for Verbal Autopsy and Mortality Surveillance holds significant potential to strengthen mortality surveillance efforts and improve public health outcomes.

In settings where vital registration systems are often incomplete or unreliable, and where over 60% of deaths occur in communities without a medical doctor to conduct a medically certified cause of death, verbal autopsy serves as a crucial tool for ascertaining probable causes of death. By collecting information from family members or caregivers of the deceased, verbal autopsy provides valuable insights into the circumstances and symptoms preceding death, allowing for accurate cause of death determination. Read more

MUCHAP 2023 Report.

On going projects

The 22nd Core HDSS Update Round.

Aim: To update primary IMHDSS surveillance data on births, deaths, and migrations among 17500 Households, with 95000 individuals. Read more

MITS Study

Minimally Invasive Tissue Sampling (MITS)

Project Aim: To determine cause of death among under five children using MITS procedure. Read more

RELAB-HS/USAID Network of Care Project.

Project Aim: To integrate rehabilitation into health systems within IMHDSS Community. Read more

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