The College of Computing and Information Sciences, Makerere University signed a MOU with the Health Information Systems Program – Uganda (HISP Uganda) June 2015 which shall commence when fully signed by representatives of both institutions and remain valid for two (2) years.

Due to CoCIS’ experience in research and training students in areas of computing and information sciences and its partnerships with local and international bodies, CoCIS-MAK picked interest in conducting short training programs in fields of innovative approaches to electronic Health Information Systems in collaboration with HISP Uganda.

This was due to HISP’s links to the University of Norway which promotes training and use of free open source software in the region.

The institutions agreed to collaborate in the areas of offering training courses in DHIS2 and related training which include; Joint development of short courses and course materials, Conducting training of the short courses at Makerere University and at regional training centers, Joint Certification Examinations with Mak-CIS, HISP Uganda and University of Oslo, Advertising of the courses by Mak-CIS and on the HISP Uganda Web site and International DHIS2 training.

According to the agreement, CoCIS is obliged to provide equipment computer labs for conducting the training, Administration of the courses including fees collections and the costs to be borne by Mak-CIS, Jointly market the courses to attract the target audience to fill the planned capacity and Jointly manage the training and participate in important decisions relating to course pricing and marketing policies.

In the same way, HISP Uganda shall equally have obligations of Providing curriculum, course materials, lesson planning and teaching accessories for delivery of the courses, qualified and trained facilitators for the delivery of the courses, Participate in the decision making on pricing and marketing of the courses and management of the courses, and jointly manage the courses in addition to Providing progress reports on all the courses.

However, the obligation of delivering training to students shall be honored by both parties to the agreement.

On the matter of withdrawal and amendment, the parties consented to withdrawal from the MOU at any time with or without cause.

Courses to be offered under the collaboration include; Introduction to Routine Health Information Systems in Public Health, Electronic Health Information Systems Design using DHIS2, Data Analysis and Presentation using DHIS2 and Advanced DHIS2 Course.

Registration is in progress at Front Office MAK-CIS and at HISP Uganda, Plot 36 Impala Avenue – Kololo.

The agreement was signed by representatives of both parties Assoc. Prof. Constant Okello-Obura, Principal, College of Computing and Information Sciences, Makerere University and Fulgentius Baryarama, Executive Director HISP Uganda

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