Makerere University Lung Institute is a champion in innovative lung health research that integrates disease prevention, clinical care and training in sub-Saharan Africa.
Sub-Saharan Africa is experiencing a convergence of communicable and non-communicable lung diseases such as Tuberculosis, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, asthma and lung cancer. Lung diseases are not only among the top causes of ill health and deaths but also remain largely under-recognized, partly because of low awareness in the general population. Lung diseases greatly impact on the quality of life of the affected people and their families; lead to high healthcare costs to the individual and the country. In addition, they are associated with loss of productivity which hinders personal and national development.
Therefore, Makerere University Lung Institute is an academic response to this epidemic with the noble purpose of improving the health and life of those that need it the most.
Vision: An Africa with healthy lungs
Mission: Lung health research that integrates disease prevention, clinical care and training
Core Values: Excellence, Innovation, Care, Integrity, Effort norm
Slogan: Science for health lungs
Customer Value Proposition: MLI is committed to conducting policy and practice oriented lung health research