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Non-communicable diseases represent a growing burden of morbidity and mortality globally. NCDs did not feature in the old United Nations millennium development goals (MDG) but are now included in the Sustainable Development Goals aim to reduce by one third premature deaths due to NCDs. The World Health Organization (WHO) projects that by 2015, 70% of all deaths in people less than 70 years of age will be due to NCDs and that 80% of these deaths will occur in low- and middle-income countries but more so in low and middle-income countries (LMIC). It is estimated that 28 million people in LMICs Read More

Prof. Moses Kamya has been selected as one of the School of Public Health's 75 Influential Alumni

Prof. Moses Kamya (Dean, School of Medicine, Makerere University College of Health Sciences) has been selected by the University of California, Berkeley (UC Berkeley), School of Public Health to be honored as one of their 75 most influential public health alumni over the entire 75 year history.Prof. Kamya will be honored formally during the 75th Anniversary celebration in April 2018.Congratulations Prof. Moses Kamya!Other honorees are in this attachment.

Symposium on Trauma, Addiction, and Mental Health | March 16, 2017 | Kampala, Uganda

Makerere University Department of Psychiatry together with the University of Minnesota will be hosting a one day symposium focused on trauma, addiction, and mental health comorbidity. Symposium speakers will include researchers, clinicians, and mental health advocates on topics including interventions, policy, and the state of clinical practice in East Africa. Faculty, researchers, students, clinicians, and community health professionals are invited to submit abstracts related to the theme of the symposium. Abstracts may be submitted for presentations or posters. To submit, email Read More

iBreath Asthma Course

Makerere University Lung Institute (MLI) is an academic research institute within Makerere University College of Health Sciences (MakCHS). The instituteÔÇÖs mission is to conduct high quality lung health research that integrates disease prevention, clinical care and training in sub-Saharan Africa. Our Vision is an Africa with healthy lungs. The Department of Education and Training at MLI offers courses on Respiratory Medicine for primary care health workers. The first course on asthma will run from 19th to 23rd February 2018. To apply for this course, please fill this form and send Read More

UDB i-Growth Accelerator 2017 | Call for Innovations

The UDB i-Growth Accelerator 2017 will focus on supporting commercialization of local start-ups and stimulating a culture of innovation in Uganda so as to contribute to the countryÔÇÖs social economic development. The i-Growth Accelerator Program is an annual initiative that will support individuals to grow and expand their start-up enterprises in all sectors. For 2017, the Accelerator will focus on the Agriculture and Manufacturing sectors - See for more details

Makerere Main Gate Reopens to Traffic

The Makerere University main gate has today Thursday 14th December 2017 been officially reopened for use after renovations that gave the primary entry and exit point a massive facelift. The penultimate opening was presided over by the Chairperson of Council Eng. Dr. Charles Wana-Etyem and witnessed by Members of Council, University Management, Kampala Capital Authority (KCCA) representatives; the supervisors of the project, Key partners, media and well-wishers. The Chairperson of Council said that the newly constructed, wider and redesigned entrance was relocated last year in 2016 to pave Read More

PhD Defence | Medicines for Children: Policy Provisions, Perspectives, Availability and Practices in Uganda.

Please join Xavier Nsabagasani as he defends her PhD thesis on Friday 22nd December 2017starting at 9:00am.Details below:PhD Student: Xavier NsabagasaniTitle: Medicines for Children: Policy Provisions, Perspectives, Availability and Practices in Uganda.Venue:  MakCHS Conference Room 2nd Floor Clinical Research Building Date: Friday 22nd December 2017Time: 9:00 am – 12noon  Supervisors:Professor Ogwal-Okeng (Main supervisor)Professor Freddie SsengoobaProfessor Anthony MbonyeProfessor Ebba Holme Hansen Opponent:  Professor Paul Wako, Busitema Read More


Cohort 77 Project comprising alumni from 1977 in the Makerere University College of Health Sciences (formerly Medical School) visited the College recently. The Team met with the Principal and Deans of Schools and shared a wide range of opportunities, challenges and the status of the institution. Members of the cohort shared memories, toured the College and pledged to start initiatives for making a lasting contribution among other undertakings. They pledged; supervision and mentoring of students, conducting lectures, external examination, and a donation of chairs to the Sir Albert Cook Library.

MakCHS Tackles Non-Communicable Diseases.Trains over 30 Journalists.

Over 30 journalists from both mainstream and online media have been urged to consider the urgency of public awareness on Non Communicable Diseases (NCDs). Convening at Sheraton Hotel, Kampala, on Monday 4th December 2017, journalists were called upon to take the initiative and save the community from the rapid growing burden of NCDs epidemic through their professional expertise. ÔÇ£Through you, we can save the community. We therefore need your expertise as we dig deeper in this matter. I am aware of your positive reporting on HIV that was rated the best information mechanism in the whole Read More

The EVAWG Innovation Exhibition

ResilientAfrica Network (RAN) in collaboration with UN Women with pleasure invite you to an Innovation Exhibition on “Ending Violence against Women and Girls”. #EVAWGDate: Tuesday, Dec 5th, 2017Time: 9:00am – 4:00pmVenue: RAN lab (Plot 28 Upper Kololo Terrace – Makerere University Annex)Come and witness some of the incredible solutions & approaches that individuals are putting forward to improve the legal and policy environment, social and economic systems in families and communities that also build the adaptive capacities of people. We invite innovators, Read More