MEPI-NEUROLOGY Year 3 Report

For the past three years, MEPI-Neurology linked award have expanded our highly successful research collaborations in infectious diseases to include Neurology, with the goal of substantially improving the capacity for research and training in Uganda and to address the critical shortage of leaders in Neurology. The specific aims include;

  • Building Capacity for neurological diseases and stroke research and training among medical students, residents and faculty in order to promote leadership, independent research and clinical careers in the field of neurology in Uganda.
  • To determine the magnitude of the neurological disorders and stroke problem in Uganda and the distribution of traditional and emerging risk factors in order to formulate appropriate strategies for prevention, early detection , treatment and control.

 We have continued to use the community based education, research and service (COBERS) sites to support training medical students in Neurology risk assessment and primary care. In addition, master’s degree programs for residents and short term fellowships and PhD training for young faculty are provided to develop clinical and research careers in Neurology.

Capacity Building.

  • We are currently supporting 10 Masters Students over the 3 years of the program, four (4) of whom have successfully completed and graduated.  The project also supports 2 PhD students who are fully registered and are progressing well.  
  • In addition to Yr.1 Cohort, 2 graduates were appointed faculty at Makerere University and all graduates have remained in-country.
Neurological awards: