About the MESAU Consortium

The MESAU Consortium is a country-wide partnership bringing together five academic institutions (Busitema University, Gulu University, Kampala International University, Makerere University and Mbarara University of Science and Technology) in Uganda together with Johns Hopkins University in the U.S.A with the aim of building capacity, performance enhancements in medical education and relevant research for excellent nationwide service delivery.


The MESAU Consortium exists to strengthen country-wide institutional collaboration and to foster transformative, innovative medical education and research founded on strong sustainable institutional systems and social accountability. In doing this, MESAU will increase the number and retention of high quality committed health workers capable of addressing Uganda’s health priorities through excellent service in under-served areas in order to improve health outcomes for Uganda and beyond.


Medical education for equitable service delivery to All Ugandans Goal To develop MESAU institutions as centres of excellence for medical education, research and service that address local and national needs to improve health in Uganda.

The major aims of the consortiums focus on;

• Improve the quality and relevance of medical education and service training in Uganda.

• Providing incentives and support to faculty and students to undertake locally driven trans-disciplinary research on topics relevant to Uganda

• Facilitate efficient conduct of education to increase number of HWs trained and research through support systems capacity building