Welcome to Makerere University Center for Health and Population Research (MUCHAP) - Uganda

Who We Are

Makerere University Center for Health and Population Research (MUCHAP) is a corporate organ of Makerere University, and a company limited by guarantee, without having share capital. MUCHAP is governed by a Board of Directors and this is the supreme policy making body of the organization with representation from different stakeholders, including Makerere University, Ministry of Health, Uganda Bureau of Statistics, representation of the International researchers, Development partners, host districts of Iganga/Mayuge and the Private Sector

IMHDSS is a member of the INDEPTH Network.

Research Themes

MUCHAP/Iganga-Mayuge HDSS has got a pool of trained technical personnel in different fields since it is affiliated to Makerere University.The research center has got Read More


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    TRAINING: ENAP training of data collectors in Iganga.

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    MOU: APHRC ED, Dr. Catherine Kyobutungi signs MoU with MUCHAP

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    JHSPH: MUCHAP ED with Prof. Adnan Hyder from JHSPH

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    SIDA VISIT: MUCHAP ED with visitors from Swedish Embassy

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    GIS: GIS training of MUCHAP staff members.

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    Visitors: ENAP - INDEPTH team and a visitor from Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

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    Visitors: Injury and Disability Research Team from JHSPH.

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    Visitors: Research Ethics Committee from Mildmay Uganda.


Verbal Autopsy for COD Determination

Makerere University platform improves population health metrics through continuous community registration of births and deaths (and causes of death)

Population Pyramids

Half of the world’s deaths occur outside health systems, even those which occur within the health systems, their cause of deaths (COD) is not ascertained especially at lower level health facilities because they lack capacity to carry out post-mortems...

Enhancing Morbidity Surveillance at Community Level.

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Our Core Values

  • Conduct high quality and ethical research and training.
  • Integrity.
  • Transparency and accountability.
  • Loyalty to host community and confidentiality of personal data.
  • Sensitivity to community values and needs.
  • Timely decision making and action.

Latest News

MUCHAP Annual report-2018

MUCHAP Annual Report-2018: The Management of the Iganga-Mayuge Health and Demographic Surveillance Site (IMHDSS) extends its profound gratitude to all the funders and coll[...] Read More