By Samuel Ssebuliba
The Ministry of Defence & Vetraand Makerere University have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to support the collaboration of the Colleges of Health Sciences and Veterinary medicine, animal resources and biosecurity.
The signing took place at the Ministry of Defence and Veteran Affairs headquarters at Mbuya hill in Kampala on September 11th.
According to Prof Banabas Nawangwe the university Vice Chancellor this is aimed at building synergies to strengthen quality of health care and mitigate health threats to public health security as key competencies of each party.
He adds that the collaboration will also benefit the UPDF in capacity building, strengthening health systems and enhancing epidemic response preparedness.
Meanwhile the Minister of State for Veteran Affairs Lt Col (Rtd) Bright Rwamirama, says the UPDF-Makerere University collaboration feeds directly into the common national research agenda that will help Uganda attain the national Development plan and Vision 2040 and promises his ministry’s full support.