The Mulago District Hospital is located in Kampala. The hospital catchment area is largely rural (83%) and 19% of people live below the poverty line. The Mulago District Hospital manages around 10 800 pediatrics admissions per year.
256 Kampala, Kampala, Uganda
+256 41 4541250
Dr. Ezekiel Mupere completed his paediatric training at Makerere University in Kampala, Uganda. His research efforts and performance as a young physician earned him a prestigious fellowship from the Fogarty AIDS International Training Research Program. This brought him to Cleveland, Ohio, where he obtained his PhD in epidemiology from Case Western Reserve University. He then returned to Kampala and, for 8 years, continued his research working in several regional hospitals to study and help children with malnutrition recover from illness. His work focused on both HIV and tuberculosis, and he also studied the impact of nutrition in co-infected patients. He also carried out extensive work on anthropometric measures and body composition changes induced by acute illness and undernutrition. In 2005, Dr. Mupere took on a lectureship position in the department of Pediatrics and Child Health at the College of Health Sciences of Makerere University. Apart from teaching both pediatrics and epidemiology, he continues to conduct his own independent research on the effects of antiviral therapy in patients with tuberculosis. He is involved in numerous trials such as the ongoing Kawempe Community Health study which is designed to understand the spread of tuberculosis within households. He currently runs clinical trials and several research projects that focus on neurodevelopment in children with malnutrition.
The Childhood Acute Illness and Nutrition Network (CHAIN) is a multinational research group that aims to optimize the management and care of highly vulnerable children in resource-limited settings to improve survival, growth and development.