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Day of the Lung Science | Management of childhood asthma: from Phenotypes to Endotypes

Childhood asthma is a complex and heterogeneous disease. However, current treatment guidelines assume that it is a homogenous disease entity and advise universal treatment steps with similar medication for all children with asthma. Using this approach, about 10% of children with asthma do not respond to treatment (labelled ÔÇÿnon-respondersÔÇÖ), have severe symptoms and this increases their risk of dying from asthma. Endotypes describe specific pathogenic mechanisms in the development of asthma and how they are linked to clinical presentation. This presentation will focus on endotype- Read More

MakCHS and COVAB Partner with the University of Minnesota

On July 13, 2016 the University of Minnesota's Academic Health Center and Makerere University's College of Health Sciences (MakCHS) and College of Veterinary Medicine, Animal Resources and Biodiversity (COVAB) signed a master agreement of institutional and program affiliation for cooperation and exchange of students, residents, fellows, faculty, and staff. Partners anticipate an era of increased collaboration between the two institutions. Learn more about the partnership at

PhD Defence | Improving stroke prevention and outcomes in Uganda: a population survey and hospital based study

This is to kindly request you to save the date for Dr. Jane Nakibuuka's PhD defence which is scheduled for Wednesday 14th September 2016. See details below: Topic: Improving stroke prevention and outcomes in Uganda: a population survey and hospital based study Venue: Davies Lecture Theatre Supervisors: 1. Prof. Elly Katabira, Department of Medicine, School of Medicine, College of Health Sciences, Makerere University 2. Prof. Anthony J Furlan, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, USA 3. Dr. Edward Ddumba Department of Medicine, St Raphael of St Francis Read More

Masters Level in Bioethics at Makerere University 2016/2017 Academic Year

Doctors, Nurses, Pharmacists, Laboratory technicians/technologist, Clinical psychologist, Radiographers, and all other Clinicians are particularly encouraged to apply. Limited Scholarships are available. For details contact the following as soon as possible: Dr. Joseph Ochieng +256 772 426 681 Prof. Ibingira Charles +256 772437351 NB: Deadline for application will be 26th August, 2016.

Innovation Seminar | Using innovative approaches to develop adaptive and robust interventions to address community challenges: The Human Centered Design (HCD) Approach

Theme: ÔÇ£Using innovative approaches to develop adaptive and robust interventions to address community challenges: The Human Centered Design (HCD) ApproachÔÇØ Presenter: Dr. Roy William Mayega, MakSPH Faculty and RAN Deputy Chief of Party Chair: Prof William Bazeyo, Dean Makerere University School of Public Health, RAN Chief of Party and Lab Director Date: Wednesday August 17, 2016 Time: 01:00 pm - 02:00 pm Venue: MakCHS Davies Lecture Theatre. Looking forward to an interactive and vibrant session towards innovative idea generation process.

Africa Hub a project under the Future Health Systems supported by DFID coordinated at Makerere University School of Public Health will be running a Regional Short Course in Health Systems Research from October 10-15, 2016

This course will benefit participants who are Health practitioners such as policy makers, researchers and trainers in both public and private sector and the media who share platforms that disseminate Public Health Information. Participants intending to enroll are invited to contact the course coordinator who shall provide them will an entry assessment form as well as other necessary documents. Attached is the flyer for detailed Information.


The Bioethics Training 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 clinical ethics to protect the safety and welfare of research participants and patients. The program offers three levels of training which include Masters, Post graduate Diploma and short courses. The short courses include Clinical Ethics (Professionalism) which runs for one day. The Clinical Ethics course is one of the short courses that introduce trainees to a framework that involves Read More

Day of the lung science

Topics: 1. Tuberculosis and Air pollution Exposure ÔÇô Epidemiological and Mechanistic Evidence Presenter: Stephan K. Schwander, MD, PhD Director of the Center for Global Public Health Read More


The Makerere University Lung Institute (MLI) in collaboration with University of Washington will be conducting a comprehensive Spirometry training for health care workers involved in the care of patients with asthma and COPD, and with access to Spirometers. The objective of this spirometry training is to increase the use of spirometry as a diagnostic tool for asthma and COPD. By the end of the training, participants will be able to perform high quality spirometry and also be able to independently interpret and critique spirometry results. The training will be conducted in two phases; 1. Read More


This program is currently soliciting for applications from suitably qualified Ugandans for Scholarships that will lead to the award of a health related MasterÔÇÖs degree in Basic Science (e.g. Physiology, Pharmacology, Human Anatomy, Biochemistry, Medical Illustration, Pathology, Immunology and Clinical Microbiology) and Master of Medicine (Pathology and Medical Microbiology) all tenable at the School of Biomedical Sciences, Makerere University. Funding for tuition will be available for a maximum of two academic years (Masters of Science) and three academic Years (Masters of Medicine). A Read More