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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 RETURNS TO MAKERERE UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF HEALTH SCIENCES ON THE 11TH NOVEMBER 2017

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. “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

Call for Expression of Interest for Consultancy Services-SPEED Project Mid-term Review

Introduction Supporting Policy Engagement for Evidence-based Decisions (SPEED) for Universal Health Coverage in Uganda Project’ is a five-year initiative supported by the European Union (EU) under Makerere University College of Health Sciences, School of Public Health. It was launched in March 2015 and broadly addresses universal health coverage (UHC) and systems resilience in Uganda.The over-arching objectives of the consultancy are to:Assess the project’s performance and achievements vis-à-vis its overall objectives.To provide a synthesis of the projects achievements, Read More

PhD Defence | Exploring within couple differences in fertility desires and perceptions, and fertility behavior among women before and after implementation of an HIV care program in Rakai district, South Western Uganda

The School of Public Health kindly announces Tom Lutalo's PhD defense which is scheduled for next Friday 3rd November 2017 from 10:00am to 1:00pm in the Davies Lecture Theatre. See details below. Topic: Exploring within couple differences in fertility desires and perceptions, and fertility behavior among women before and after implementation of an HIV care program in Rakai district, South Western Uganda Candidate: Tom Lutalo B.Stat (MUK), MSc (Leicester, UK) Venue: Davies Lecture Theatre Date: Friday November 3, 2017 Time: 10.00am- 1.00pm Supervisors 1. Assoc. Prof. Read More

PhD Defence | ANTI-MYCOBACTERIAL ACTIVITY AND PHYTOCHEMICAL ANALYSIS OF SELECTED PLANTS USED IN UGANDA

You are invited to Ms. Bunalema Lydia’s PhD defense due to take place on Thursday 2nd November 2017 in Davis Lecture Theater, College of Health Sciences at 9.00pm. Thesis Title: ANTI-MYCOBACTERIAL ACTIVITY AND PHYTOCHEMICAL ANALYSIS OF SELECTED PLANTS USED IN UGANDA. Supervisors: Prof Paul Waako and Prof John RS Tabuti Your presence will be highly appreciated

World Thrombosis Day Celebrations

Lancet Laboratories in collaboration with Research and writers club Makerere University College of Health Sciences invite you for an exclusive session on the dynamics of thrombosis and its current stand in Uganda and the world today. The guest speaker Dr. Emma Wypkema MBBCh (wits) FFPath Hematology SA. Head of Lancet thrombosis and Haemostasis unit, a consultant Haematologist based in South Africa, will conduct a talk on the following topics; 1. Venous Thromboembolic disease: Diagnosis and Monitoring – an African Perspective. 2. HIV-Associated Venous Thromboembolism. An Read More

MAKERERE UNIVERSITY- MOUNT KENYA UNIVERSITY FUNDING OPPORTUNITY (1ST ROUND CALL FOR APPLICATIONS) 2017

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

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