Below are the highlights of day 3 at the 7th Annual Scientific Conference of the MakCHS. Download the attachment.
Aware of the fact that students had missed lectures, the University Council resolved that the University Senate discusses the issue pertaining to the academic calendar and the duration of the semester (in lieu of the time lost). The Senate advised Council accordingly. The Makerere University Senate held an emergency meeting on Wednesday 28th September 2011 and approved the Makerere University 2011/2012 Semester Dates as per the attachment.
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Hundreds of professionals from Uganda and other parts of the world have converged in Kampala for the 7th Annual Scientific Conference of the Makerere University College of Health Sciences (MakCHS). The event also doubles as the 19th Annual Science Conference of the
Uganda National Association for Community and Occupational Health (UNACOH) as well as the WHO 10th Dr. Mathew Lukwiya Memorial Lecture. It is being held during the Science Week, an initiative of the Uganda National Council for Science and Technology (UNCST).
The three day conference├ö├ç├ûs main theme is ├ö├ç┬úAll for Read More
Hard work, ingenuity, professionalism and passion are what a University medical student needs to become a useful professional later in life. This phrase or others to its effect, is what new students at the Makerere University College of Health Sciences (MakCHS) have been hearing since they reported late August 2011.
├ö├ç┬úCongratulations for making it to the College of Health Sciences; being intelligent is an asset, hard work is a must. There are no short cuts to hard work; we have seen many students fail after joining us with excellent grades. Hard work is the answer├ö├ç├ÿ, the Principal Read More
The surprise findings of a landmark clinical trial show that a long-standing treatment, called Fluid Resuscitation, does not confer the expected benefits when given to African children suffering from severe infections including malaria and septicemia (bloodstream infection).
The study was conducted by scientists from institutions in UK and Africa. The scientists are urging the World Health Organization (WHO) to change the pediatric emergency guidelines for Africa and other regions where there is limited access to intensive care units. They also say that further research is needed Read More
The goal of health professional education including medical education is to improve population health. It is vital that our medical graduates have the required competencies to deal with the health needs of communities in Uganda and beyond. It is good practices that competencies should be considered in planning medical curricula, as well as students├ö├ç├û instruction and assessment. Aligning the education goals, instruction and outcomes is important step towards producing medical graduates who can meet the population needs, empower communities and enhance human wellbeing.Ôö¼├í
The Read More
The Makerere Palliative Care Unit (MPCU) is an academic unit within the Department of Medicine, School of Medicine, Makerere University College of Health Sciences that was started in 2008. The aim of the unit is to operate a centre of excellence which improves access to quality evidence-based care for patients and families in need. This is done by delivering an integrated clinical service within the context of a national referral hospital site in Uganda, carrying out research, training and capacity building in collaboration with partners and developing leaders in Palliative care. Read More
The College of Health Sciences has been officially accorded membership of the Association of Academic Health Centres International (AAHCI). This means that the College will begin participating in international fora convened by the association.
This news was communicated to the College Principal Professor Nelson Sewankambo, by association President and Chief Executive Officer, Steven A. Wartman, in Washington, DC. ├ö├ç┬úOn behalf of the Association of Academic Health Centers International (AAHCI), I am delighted to officially welcome
Makerere University College of Health Read More
Makerere University College of Health Sciences and the Duke University, USA, have held discussions geared at strengthening the collaboration between the two institutions.
Areas that were identified for further collaboration included Rehabilitation medicine, critical care nursing, mental health, cancer diagnosis (especially prostate and breast cancer), among others. Ôö¼├í
A Duke University delegation, led by the President, Mr. Richard Halleck Brodhead, was recently in Uganda to explore ways of strengthening and expanding the collaboration.
Currently, under the collaboration Read More