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RESPONSIBLE CONDUCT OF RESEARCH (RCR) COURSE

The International Health Research Ethics Training (IHRET) program at Makerere University College of Health Sciences aims at producing trainees who will show leadership and significant contribution to improving standards and practice of research ethics to protect the safety and welfare of research participants. The program offers three levels of training which include Masters, Post graduate Diploma and short courses. The short courses include RCR which run for 3-5 days. The Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) course is one of the short courses that introduces trainees to a framework that Read More

Good Clinical Practice (ICH-GCP) Training Announcement | 2-3 March 2017

Makerere University College of Health Sciences within its Clinical Trials Unit (CTU) in collaboration with Amsterdam Institute for Global Health and Development (AIGHD) Uganda is organizing a Good Clinical Practice (GCP) course. This GCP course is a full time two-day face to face training with certification on successful completion, and acknowledged by the Uganda National Council for Science and Technology (UNCST). A basic understanding of GCP is a pre-requisite as well as current and or past involvement in clinical research and clinical trials in Uganda.Target GroupThe GCP course is targeted Read More

MAK-CHINA Relations:New Ambassador Meets Vice Chancellor

The Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the People's Republic of China to the Republic of Uganda, H.E. Zheng ZhuQiang, on 19th January 2017, paid his first courtesy call on the Vice Chancellor Prof. John Ddumba-Ssentamu. Accompanied by the Director of the Confucius Institute (CI) at Makerere University, Prof. Oswald Ndoleriire, his co-Directors and Chinese Embassy Staff, Amb. Zheng ZhuQiang commended Makerere University for grooming a lot of famous statesmen and women who have gone on to shape world affairs. For details, please follow the link below: https://news.mak.ac.ug/ Read More

AFFORDABLE ACCESS INITIATIVE GRANTS: YEAR TWO

Unfortunately, 3.9 billion people worldwide, often in economically disadvantaged, rural and other underserved communities, lack Internet connectivity. That’s why Microsoft created the Affordable Access Initiative, a holistic, partnership-based program that invests in new last-mile access technologies, cloud-based services and business models to reduce the cost of Internet access and help more people affordably get online. The initiative is a call to innovate. By using seed grants, mentoring networks and sparking community engagement, we cultivate partner companies that demonstrate promising Read More

Opportunity | MASTERS RESEARCH FELLOWSHIPS 201 7

Students pursuing master’s programmes at Makerere University College of Health Sciences are invited to apply for a supplementary grant to enable them to successfully complete a high quality thesis and then to report the results of their research project in a peer-reviewed journal. ONLY research projects focusing on an aspect of infectious diseases/neglected tropical diseases (IDs/NTDs), maternal, neonatal and reproductive health (MN/RH) and non-communicable diseases (NCDs) will be considered (including, but not limited to, basic and clinical science, epidemiology or social science). Read More

Opportunity | GRADUATE INTERNSHIP 201 7

THRiVE to Research Excellence (THRiVE-2) project is a 5-year project implemented by a consortium of Universities and Research Institutions funded by the DELTAS (Wellcome Trust and UK Aid). The main goal of THRVE-2 is to enhance the transformation of the East African Universities into world-class research hubs by spearheading the transition of PhD and post-doctoral fellows into health research leaders. Individuals who have just completed their Undergraduate and or Masters training at Makerere University College of Health Sciences are invited to apply for THRiVE internship for a period of Read More

PhD Defence | Antibody responses elicited by the ASO4-adjuvanted HPV-16/18 vaccine among girls aged 10-16 years in Western Uganda.

Venue: Deans Conference room Date 30th September 2016 Supervisors: Associate Prof Florence M. Mirembe Department of Obstetrics and Gyneacology, School of Medicine, College of Health Sciences, Makerere University Dr. Cecily Banura Department of Department of Child Health and Development Center, Makerere College of Health Sciences, Kampala Uganda Professor Deborah Money Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of British Columbia Internal Examiners Professor MOSES LUTAAKOME JOLOBA, Makerere University College of Health Sciences, Kampala, Uganda. Associate Read More

Day of the Lung Science | Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS) in Uganda: Burden and genomic determinants

Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) is a life-threatening lung condition resulting from build-up of fluid in the air sacs (alveoli) following an insult on the lung. This fluid prevents enough oxygen from passing into the bloodstream. ARDS remains a substantial cause of morbidity and mortality in intensive care units, yet no specific pharmacotherapy has proven useful in reducing the duration of mechanical ventilation or improving survival. One factor that might hamper the development of treatment for acute respiratory distress syndrome is the heterogeneous nature of the population Read More

PhD Defence | Sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine for malaria prevention during pregnancy: knowledge, use patterns and trimester-specific pharmacokinetic analysis among Ugandan women

Title: Sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine for malaria prevention during pregnancy: knowledge, use patterns and trimester-specific pharmacokinetic analysis among Ugandan women. PhD Student: Odongo Charles Okot (BDS, MSc.) Department/School: Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics, School of Biomedical Sciences, MakCHS Date: 26 October2016Time: 9:00 amVenue: MakCHS Conference Room, 2nd Floor Clinical Research Building Supervisors:Prof. Celestino Obua, Mbarara University of Science and TechnologyAssoc. Prof. Josaphat Byamugisha, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, School of Read More

PhD Defence | Management of postpartum haemorrhage in rural Uganda: Perceptions, risk factors, and effectiveness of antenatal distribution of misoprostol to women to self-administer after childbirth

Topic:  Management of postpartum haemorrhage in rural Uganda: Perceptions, risk factors, and effectiveness of antenatal distribution of misoprostol to women to self-administer after childbirth. Candidate: Dr. Sam Ononge Venue: Venue: MakCHS Conference Room, 2nd Floor Clinical Research BuildingDate: Thursday, October 27, 2016 (9.00 am- 1.00 pm)Supervisors:  1.   Associate Prof. Florence M. Mirembe, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, School of Medicine, Makerere University, College of Health   Sciences, Uganda2.   Prof. Oona M.R Read More

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