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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


We are glad to inform you that the Lung Institute Clinic(LIC) is now open. The LIC offers specialized respiratory care services on referral basis and runs Monday to Friday between 8:00am-5:00pm.

Call for Applications | Master of Medicine Emergency Medicine

The Academic Registrar, Makerere University invites applications from suitable candidates for admission to the following Fulltime program offered at the College of Health Sciences for 2018/2019 Academic Year:  TUITION FEES PER ANNUM Academic ProgrammeUgandan & East African studentsInternational StudentsMaster of Medicine Emergency MedicineShs. 5,000,000USD 4,880  SponsorshipAll Graduate Programmes are PRIVATELY-SPONSORED. Therefore, applicants seeking sponsorship should have their applications endorsed by their respective sponsors where applicable. Applicants should note Read More

Good Clinical Practice (ICH-GCP) Training Thursday 27th - Friday 28th September 2018

This is to inform you that Makerere University College of Health Sciences within its Clinical Trials Unit (CTU) is organizing a Good Clinical Practice (GCP) course  on 27th - 28th September 2018. 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 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 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 Read More

Sir Albert Cook Memorial Library gets Research Desks from Alumni

Winston Churchill once said, “We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.” It is this altruistic expression that inspired the former medical students of Makerere University—the graduates of the class of 1977 to be precise—to donate 108 modern research desks to the newly renovated and extended library.It all started in 2017 when the aptly named ‘Cohort 77’ visited their former medical school in 2017 to see how they could give back to the community that shaped them. By then the extension to the Sir Albert Cook Memorial Library was Read More

Sir Albert Cook Memorial Library Reopens after Renovation

It has been a rollercoaster journey for the Makerere University College of Health Sciences Library named after its founder Sir Dr. Albert Ruskin Cook (1870-1951), who established it in 1924. That is a whopping 94 years ago, and since then, the library has had to weather many storms occasioned by the overwhelming number of medical students that use it every day.“This library was in a very sorry state; dilapidated, dust on the floor, chairs old and it really needed renovation,” said the Principal of College of Health Sciences, Prof. Charles Ibingira, on why he and his team lobbied Read More

Save Zziwa Campaign: Diagnosed with a Brain Tumor

Zziwa Julius is a 24 year old fifth year student of Bachelor of medicine and Bachelor of surgery at the school of medicine, college of health sciences, Makerere University with registration number 13/U/1335 and student number 213000477. Julius was diagnosed with a brain tumor early this year and has since not been well. He is not any different from the often seen plight of patients stricken by disease, worse still that are unable to foot the cost of procedures which are ultimately lifesaving. Therefore it is a humane act to come together and have fundraising Read More

The Makerere University ÔÇô UVRI Centre of Excellence for Infection and Immunity Research and Training (MUII-plus)

Our vision is African institutions and African scientists leading Infection and Immunity research which is relevant to Africa and which has a transformative impact on African Health. Our goal is to realize this vision through a Centre of Excellence for Infection and Immunity research in Uganda. Infectious diseases still represent a major health burden in Africa.  HIV, malaria and tuberculosis are still major killers.  Neglected infectious diseases cause extensive illness and misery.  Emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases threaten Read More