Makerere University Lung Institute (MLI), Uganda

Managing Director: Dr. Bruce J. Kirenga

E-mail: brucekirenga [at] yahoo [dot] co [dot] uk


Secretary: Dr. Winceslaus Katagira

E-mail: wincegira [at] gmail [dot] com


E-mail: mli [at] chs [dot] mak [dot] ac [dot] ug

Tel: +256 41 4699134

Twitter: @Lung_Institute

Facebook: Makerere University Lung Institute (


Asthma and COPD Prevalence

Asthma Prevalence1 - 5.31%

COPD Prevalence1 - 0.93%

1 Prevalence and attributable health burden of chronic respiratory diseases, 1990–2017: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2017.

Makerere University Lung Institute (MLI), Uganda

Makerere University Lung Institute champions 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. Makerere University Lung Institute is an academic response to this epidemic, with the goal of improving the health and life of those that need it the most.

Research and education priorities

  1. Asthma
  2. COPD
  3. Air Pollution
  4. Pulmonary Rehabilitation