The Makerere University Lung Institute (MLI) in collaboration with University of Washington will be conducting a comprehensive Spirometry training for health care workers involved in the care of patients with asthma and COPD, and with access to Spirometers.
The objective of this spirometry training is to increase the use of spirometry as a diagnostic tool for asthma and COPD. By the end of the training, participants will be able to perform high quality spirometry and also be able to independently interpret and critique spirometry results.
The training will be conducted in two phases;
1. The first phase will be a 5-day face to face training covering the theoretical aspects of the Spirometry using the spirometry 360 spirometry training program developed by Prof Jim Stout from the University of Washington.
2. The second phase lasting up to 5 months is an online feedback system where the participants will be expected to submit patient spirometry reports to the University of Washington for appraisal.

Spirometry 360 is a comprehensive, interactive, practical and evidence-based online training program. Participants who successfully complete the training requirements will be awarded a certificate by the University of Washington, USA and MLI.
Following completion of the training program, the participants will be expected to continue performing high-quality Spirometry as well as train others in their respective hospitals.
Priority has been given to health care providers in the six hospitals where MLI has established spirometry services namely; Mbale, Mbarara, Hoima, Arua and Gulu Regional Referral Hospitals, Masindi Hospital and Mulago National Referral Hospital.
A few slots are open to providers with access to spirometry across the country. If you have access to spirometry please send an application to: Email: or call 0414-469134 or to the training coordinator Dr. Winceslaus Katagira at
The face to face training will be conducted from 15th August to 19th August 2016 from 8:30am to 4:00pm at Makerere University College of Sciences.