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Date of Call: 20th September 2017BackgroundThe Makerere University College of Health Sciences (MakCHS), in Collaboration with Mount Kenya University College of Health Sciences (MKUCHS), set up a collaboration hereafter refered to by the acronym "MUMKU" aimed at supporting quality training and research at both universities, towards improved health in the region. To this end, MKUCHS put forward a research grant as part of this collaboration. The $100,000 joint research grant is intended to stimulate a South-South research partnership that will provide innovative homegrown solutions to Read More

Visit of Irish Parliamentarians to SPH

On Friday 22nd Sept the Makerere University College of Health Sciences, School of Public Health had the privilege of hosting 2 Irish Parliamentarians, the Head of cooperation at the Irish Embassy and an Administrator in the Irish Parliament. The MPs were Hon James Lawless and Hon Neale Richmond. The official of the Irish Embassy was Mr Frank Kirwan and an Administrator in the Irish Parliament was Mr Simon Murtagh. Their visit was coordinated by the IRISH AID funded NOURISH project which is a collaborative effort between Trinity College Dublin in Ireland and Ugandan Institutions-Makerere Read More

20th Innovation Garage Session

The Resilience Africa Network Team is excited to invite the memebers of the general public for its 20th Innovation Garage session. The session which will take place on Friday 29th September, 2017 starting 4:00 pm EAT, will be hosted by the RAN Eastern Africa Resilience Innovation Lab. This is a very popular event which one MUST NOT MISS! Please come with at least three participants. Please share the poster accessible from the link below. Also follow us on Twitter @AfricaResilient and on Facebook-Resilient Africa Network for regular updates.

Thank you Professor William Bazeyo for Diligently serving MakSPH!

Like Prof. William Bazeyo, Dean MakSPH and RAN Chief of Party has always put it both in writing and speech, ‘Be a Contribution’, the afternoon of Wednesday August 30, 2017 saw him, share the State of Makerere University School of Public Health (MakSPH) presentation with students, faculty, non-teaching staff and the general public. Prof. Bazeyo’s diligent service during his term as the Dean was witnessed in the big number of people who filled the Davies Lecture Theatre in Makerere University College of Health Sciences and patiently listened to and engaged with Prof. Bazeyo Read More

Ending Violence Against Women and Girls (EVAWG) Call for Innovations

Greetings from Makerere University School of Public Health ResilientAfrica Network (RAN) In partnership with UN WOMEN, ResilientAfrica Network (RAN) is implementing a project on equipping communities in Northern Uganda (Gulu and Kitgum Districts) and partners with skills directed towards the use of innovative approaches in Ending Violence Against Women and Girls (EVAWG).This EVAWG challenge seeks to identify innovative solutions towards ending violence against women and girls. These can be initiatives or approaches with proof of sustainability and Read More

Open Data Kit (ODK) Training | 23rd - 26th October 2017

Amsterdam Institute for Global Health and Development (AIGHD) Uganda in collaboration with Makerere University College of Health Sciences within its Clinical Trials Unit (CTU) is organizing an Open Data Kit (ODK) software Training. This course is a full time Four-day face to face training with certification on successful completion.Data collection remains vital in capturing quality evidence in a given time frame that then translates to Read More

Supportive supervision training; a video based training approach.

Training curriculumTraining objectivesOverall objectiveThe training intends to build the capacity of the Medicine Management Supervisors (MMS) to effectively supervise medicines management and effectively motivate and change the behavior of health workers.Specific objectivesSpecifically, the objectives of the training are to provide MMS with skills and attitudes relevant to;Effectively supervise health care workers to improve medicine managementCreatively develop and implement tailored interventionsDevelop realistic performance improvement plans with health facility workers.Motivate and Read More

Makerere University College of Health Sciences takes over management of the University Hospital

The Makerere University Council at its 139th meeting held on 11th April 2017 approved the transfer of management of the University Hospital to Makerere University College of Health Sciences effective 1st July 2017. The College Administration Board has put in place an Interim Board chaired by Prof. Moses Kamya; Dean of the School of Medicine to oversee the operationalization of the management of the Hospital. The Board has wide representation of the key stakeholders as well as a lawyer and a financial management expert. Makerere University College of Health Sciences is on course to create a Read More

Alliance for Global Health Science Summer Workshops At Makerere University

Alliance for Global Health and Science (Center for Emerging and Neglected Diseases) and Makerere University are organizing several capacity-building Summer Workshops from July 24th to August 4th, 2017. The workshops include different topics such as bioinformatics, tissue culture, protein purification, TB genetics and grant writing. The Scientific Grant Writing Workshop is taking place form July 24th to 28th and was organized in conjunction with Sustainable Sciences Institute (SSI) whose mission is to support scientist and public health communities globally. The grant workshop is being Read More

DAY OF LUNG SCIENCE, AUGUST 2017 | Implementation of Xpert MTB/RIF testing for tuberculosis in Uganda: Successes and challenges

Presentation title: Implementation of Xpert MTB/RIF testing for tuberculosis in Uganda: Successes and challengesPresenter: Dr. Adithya Cattamanchi                    Associate Professor of Medicine                    University of California, San FranciscoChair:          Dr. Achilles Katamba            Read More