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Albert Cook Library Expands as CHS Hosts 2017 Celebrations

The World Library Day was first celebrated in Uganda by the Makerere University Library on 22ndMay 2009. Since then, the Main Library has annually played host to numerous celebrations, each showcasing the latest innovations and publications from both Makerere University and external exhibitors. The 2017 edition was therefore the first of its kind to be hosted off campus by the College of Health Sciences (CHS), Mulago, home of the Sir Albert Cook Memorial Library. Rather than dampen the mood, the lunchtime downpour on Friday, 16th June 2017 only served to confirm to the organisers’ that Read More

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS FOR SCHOLARSHIPS | The Makerere University School of Medicine Implementation Science (MAK-ImS) Training program

The Makerere University School of Medicine Implementation Science (MAK-ImS) Training program, funded by the United States National Institutes of Health-Fogarty International Center is a collaboration between Makerere University College of Health Sciences and University of California San Francisco in the USA. The overall goal of this training program is to: 1) provide training and mentoring in the eld of implementation science to Ugandan scholars and 2) establish an ImS training site at Makerere University School of Medicine. This call for applications targets both non-degree program and Read More


BackgroundThe 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 Research Ethics which run for 3-5 days. Research Ethics course is one of the short courses that describes the application of bioethics to Read More

Day of Lung Science - June 2017 | Researching TB treatment: Waksman, Wallace and Wandegeya

Topic: Researching TB treatment: Waksman, Wallace and Wandegeya Presenter: Prof. Andrew NunSenior StatisticianMedical Research CouncilClinical Trials Unit at the University College London Chair: Dr. Alphonse OkweraMBChB, MMed, MSc, PhD BackgroundFollowing the randomised trial of Streptomycin versus bed rest published in 1948, there followed a series of trials in which effective chemotherapeutic regimens for TB were made available both in the developed and developing world. Unfortunately, adherence to 18 or more months’ treatment was poor. The advent of rifampicin in the Read More

Good Clinical Practice (ICH-GCP) Training Announcement 20-21 July 2017

This is to inform you that 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  Read More

The 13th Joint Annual Scientific Health Conference 2017

As we position ourselves as the global health community to face the realities of the changing world and in line with the United Nations 2030 agenda for Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), health continues to play an important role in development. The cornerstone of achieving SDGs is woven in the fabric of a healthy population in each country especially the developing countries, but keeping in mind the global community as a whole. The achievement of health care for all will take a determined, healthy population working together in a collective effort with policy makers that understand the Read More


This is to let you know and remind some that the above symposium will take place August 16th -18th 2017 at Serena Hotel in Kampala. The details are here attached. For the social media savvy, please use the following Twitter hashtags #UHC Read More

Call for solutions improving maternal and child health in Uganda (17th May - 30th June)

The call for solutions improving maternal and child health in Uganda is now live! Find more details about this call at

Public Lecture | Where Law meets Public Health Policy: the Case of Maternal Health in Uganda

The Makerere University Centre of Excellence for Maternal Newborn and Child Health in partnership with the Centre for Health Human Rights and Development invite you to this interesting lecture. The challenges of maternal health still abound in Uganda and are now beginning to attract litigation. Come hear legal and public health experts decipher these issues at this public lecture to be chaired by Associate Prof Lynn Atuyambe. Programme ÔÇó Welcome Remarks - Associate Prof Peter Waiswa, Head, Makerere University Centre of Excellence for Maternal Newborn and Child Health. ÔÇó Public Read More

PhD Defence | Urinary tract infections in pregnancy ÔÇô studies in vivo and in vitro

The School of Medicine announces Dr. Musa SekikuboÔÇÖs PhD defense which is scheduled for Thursday 24th May 2017 as per the details below. Kindly plan to attend. Topic: ÔÇ£Urinary tract infections in pregnancy ÔÇô studies in vivo and in vitro" Candidate: Dr. Musa Sekikubo Venue: College Conference Room Date: Wednesday 24th May 2017 (9.00 am- 12.00 PM) SUPERVISORS Prof. Annelie Brauner MD, PhD Karolinska Institutet Department of Microbiology, Tumor and Cell Biology Division of Clinical Microbiology Prof. Fred Kironde PhD Makerere University Department of Read More