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Excellent Abstracts at TUFH 2018: Community Based Education as part of Undergraduate Medical Training at a University in Uganda

During the recently concluded 2018 Annual Meeting of The Network: Towards Unity for Health (TUFH) held from the 16th - 20th August 2018, Limerick, Ireland, Dr. Martha Kirabo made a presentation on “Community Based Education as part of Undergraduate Medical Training at a University in Uganda”. This was one of the Excellent Abstracts at TUFH 2018! About Dr. Martha KiraboMartha Kirabo is a medical doctor from Uganda. She trained from Makerere University in Kampala and graduated in 2017. Currently, she is a research doctor with the Uganda Case Western Reserve Read More

PhD Defence | Correlating anti-tuberculosis drug concentrations with clinical outcomes in TB-HIV co-infected patients

Makerere University College of Health Sciences, School of Medicine kindly requests you to save the date of Wednesday 3rd October 2018 for Dr. Christine Sekaggya’s PhD defence. The defence will start at 9:00 am in the MakCHS Conference Room (2nd Floor Clinical Research Building). See details of the defence below: PhD Student: Dr. Christine Sekaggya (MBChB, MMed) Title: Correlating anti-tuberculosis drug concentrations with clinical outcomes in TB-HIV co-infected patients Date: 3rd October 2018 Time: 9:00am – 12:00pm  Read More

PhD Defence | Examining the sustainability of Anti-retroviral Therapy (ART) Programs in health facilities in Uganda

Makerere University College of Health Sciences, School of Public Health kindly requests you to save the date of Friday 05th October 2018 for Mr. Henry Zakumumpa PhD defence. The defence will start at 9:00 am at the MakCHS Conference Room 2nd Floor Clinical Research Building. See details of the defence below: PhD Student: HENRY ZAKUMUMPA BA (SS), MA (SSPM) Title: Examining the sustainability of Anti-retroviral Therapy (ART) Programs in health facilities in Uganda Date: 05th October, 2018 Time: 9:00am – 12:00pm  Read More

Invitation to attend JASH Conference 2018

You are invited to attend the 14th Joint Annual Scientific Health (JASH) Conference and 17th Mathew Lukwiya Memorial Lecture scheduled to take place from 26th – 28th September 2018 at Golf Course Hotel, Kampala, Uganda. The theme for this year’s conference is Research, Innovations and Resources for Meeting the health-related Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The conference is organised by Makerere University College of Health Sciences (MakCHS) in conjunction with the Uganda National Association for Community and Occupational Health (UNACOH), Ministry of Health, World Health Read More

Makerere University Lung Institute unveils first-of-its-kind Pulmonary Function Assessment equipment

If you take a moment to think about it, we all know someone who suffers from a chronic respiratory ailment and has been in and out of hospitals in search of a remedy to ameliorate their symptoms. It is estimated that about one in every five Ugandans experience difficulty in breathing and this proportion, alongside severity of disease, increases with age. Proper diagnosis is a key step in managing chronic respiratory illnesses such that appropriate treatment can be instituted. Ugandans will soon have a reason to smile as the first full pulmonary function assessment equipment was unveiled on Read More

Day of the Lung Science | DETERMINANTS OF LUNG HEALTH THROUGH THE LIFE COURSE

There is now growing consensus that chronic lung diseases such as asthma and COPD have their origins early in life, even in utero, and are influenced by several factors that affect lung development during the critical time of rapid organogenesis and growth. Sub-optimal infant lung function has been associated with wheezing illnesses and respiratory tract infections in children and, asthma and COPD in adults. In this session, we shall discuss the risk factors for sub-optimal lung function and development of lung diseases at the different stages of life, and how they can be prevented. See Read More

USAID COMMITS $24 MILLION TO ESTABLISH RESEARCH TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE CENTER

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has committed up to $24 million to establish a Research Technical Assistance Center (RTAC) at the University of Chicago's independent research organization, NORC. With today's announcement, USAID is awarding an initial $2.5 million to launch the RTAC, with plans to increase support up to $24 million - subject to the availability of funds -- during the life of the program. The RTAC is a new award under the portfolio of USAID's Higher Education Solutions Network program, and will run from 2018 until 2022.With the Read More

3rd National Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) Conference 2018

Globally, the World Health Organization (WHO) organizes a World Antibiotic Awareness Week that takes place every year in November. This year, the event will be celebrated between 12-18 November 2018. Member countries celebrate this week by organizing local events for awareness about antimicrobial resistance at national level. This year, Uganda will organize the 3rd of such events. The 3rd National Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) Conference 2018 for Uganda is proudly hosted by Makerere University. This follows on the heels of two previous such conferences, the most recent hosted by Mbarara Read More

New project aims to improve asthma in African schoolchildren

A £2 million research project led by Queen Mary University of London will be among the first to help tackle asthma in African school children, a condition that is becoming a major health issue in the continent. The research will be conducted in Uganda, Ghana, Nigeria, South Africa, Malawi and Zimbabwe, and will involve 3,000 children aged between 12 and 14 years old who have symptoms of asthma. Recent surveys have found that the number of African school children with asthma has increased by over 15 million since 1990*. But to date, there has been a lack of evidence to tackle Read More

Call for Applications for NURTURE Fellowships: 5th INTAKE

The call for advert for the NURTURE Fellowships (5th Intake) is out and attached. Please plan to take advantage of this exciting opportunity. The intent of the fellowship is to nurture low and middle faculty into independent researchers. Application Deadline is 20th August 2018

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