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ITM alumni webinar #1 - Corona in Uganda: Preparedness and Response

Launching the ITM alumni webinar series on COVID-19

08 Apr 202015:00 - 16:00

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Since 2018, Uganda has been in emergency mode and has had to respond to outbreaks such as  the Ebola virus disease (EVD), yellow fever, measles and Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever (CCHF). Hence, the country well-acquainted with the health, social and economic consequences of disease outbreaks with epidemic potential. 

What is the current situation of the spread of COVID-19 in Uganda? How is Uganda using recent outbreak experience to prepare for and respond to the COVID-19 epidemic? Which are the main challenges the country is facing in the fight against COVID-19? 

These questions will be discussed by our speakers, who are both involved in the Corona-outbreak preparedness and response in Uganda.

Register via Zoom.



In the webinar series, ITM alumni present their impressions on the current situation of the COVID-19 outbreak in their country and/or in specific health-related fields (e.g. maternal health), and highlight how they are engaged in this global fight against the pandemic. The main aim of this webinar series is to share experiences, expertise and good practices within the ITM community of alumni, students, staff, partner institutions and global health community. 


  • Dr Solome Okware, Senior Technical Advisor, Infectious Diseases Institute (College of Health Sciences, Makerere University), Kampala
  • Dr Henry Kyobe, Epidemiology Research Fellow, College of Health Sciences, Makerere University, Kampala


  • Prof Dr Marianne van der Sande, Head of the Department Public Health, ITM