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Call for Applications: Opportunity for Interdisciplinary Community Field Attachment

Makerere University is committed to fostering an Inter-disciplinary approach to students’ learning and problem-solving. In order to achieve this goal, there is an opportunity for Inter-Disciplinary Community-Based-Education and Service/Field Attachment Project available for undergraduate students of Makerere University. Some funding opportunity will be available for the successful candidates. Applications are being invited from interested undergraduate students to undertake field attachment/internship placement and practice supported by this project in the following Schools:(i) Read More

Dissemination Meeting for Cancer Training Needs Assessment

The Uganda Cancer Institute in Kampala, Uganda, has been earmarked to host the East African Centre of Excellence in Oncology (EAOI). As part of the process to achieve this goal, MakCHS in conjunction with the Uganda Cancer Institute conducted a study titled “Training Needs Assessment (TNA) for East African Centre of Excellence in Oncology” to identify critical areas that still need capacity building.The dissemination meeting brought out key findings and recommendations from the training needs assessment and appropriate training interventions that will improve cancer care in East Read More


Applications are invited for PhD fellowships in bioethics from Makerere University College of Health sciences faculty and individuals who participate in the academic activities of the college who are interested and committed to becoming bioethics scholars. Successful applicants should be willing to become bioethics scholars as they work within the structured and mentored training programme with a focus on any aspect of international bioethics research related to Health Sciences. Funding will be available to support up to 4 years of training leading to the award of the Makerere Read More


Makerere University participated in the African Higher Education Leadership in Advancing Inclusive Innovation for Development (AHEAD Project) workshop. The transnational capacity building workshop was hosted by Kyambogo University,Uganda from October 30 to November 1, 2019.The workshop was dedicated to strengthening the impact and quality of the deliverables developed so far and to prepare for the implementation of the upcoming tasks through collaborative work and joint activities. The workshop gathered 47 participants from all partner organizations.About the AHEAD project: Read More

Research Fellow Adverts

The Global Initiative for Neuro-psychiatric Genetics Education in Research (GINGER) is announcing an open call for Research Fellows interested in pursuing independent research in the field of Neuro-psychiatric genetics This program is a collaboration between Addis Ababa University, Makerere University, the University of Cape Town, the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, the Stanley Center for Psychiatric Research at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, with support from the National Institute of Mental Health. For more details, please follow the link below https://ginger.sph. Read More

Call for Applications: Faculty Research Training under the HEPI Program

Applications are invited from faculty at Makerere University College of Health Sciences to undertake training in research. Limited research funding will be available for research focusing on community-based clinical, operational, education, epidemiological or biomedical research in communicable diseases (e.g. HIV/AIDS, malaria, tuberculosis, etc.) or non-communicable diseases of importance to Uganda. Priority will be given to faculty with limited research skills with a goal of addressing barriers to research productivity at the college. Up to 10 applicants will be selected and they will Read More

Call for Applications: Undergraduate Research Training/Mentorship under the HEPI Program

Applications are invited from undergraduate students interested in conducting research and learning the research process. The selected applicants will undergo a brief didactic training in research that will culminate in research projects of 2-6 months duration. Research projects shall be conducted in multidisciplinary teams with support of a mentor. Students shall formulate their own research teams and identify a suitable mentor who will oversee the research process. Community-based research projects either epidemiological, clinical or biomedical with/without a laboratory component shall be Read More

PhD Defense | Influence of Helicobacter pylori infection during pregnancy on the pregnancy anemia intervention package in Uganda: A study at Kawempe Health Centre, Kampala District

The Dean of the School of Biomedical Sciences, Makerere University College of Health Sciences kindly requests you to save the date of   Friday 10th January 2020 for Rhona K. Baingana's PhD Defence. See below the details of the defense: Title: Influence of Helicobacter pylori infection during pregnancy on the pregnancy anemia intervention package in Uganda: A study at Kawempe Health Centre, Kampala District PhD Candidate: Rhona K. Baingana Date: Friday 10th January, 2020 Time: 9.00 am – 12.00 noon Read More

Cytoflex Flow Cytometer Now Available at the Immunology Laboratory, MakCHS

The Immunology Laboratory under the Department of Immunology and Molecular Biology, School of Biomedical Sciences, Makerere University College of Health Sciences is now equipped with a Cytoflex LX flow cytometer having a 5 laser system measuring up to 19 different parameters simultaneously. The machine has advanced sensitivity and resolution, can detect nanoparticles smaller than 200nm. In just a single turn, the plate loader option is available. Electronic records management is advanced displaying up to 500,000 events and storing up Read More

Call for Abstracts: Joint Annual Health Professions Education Scientific Conference

Makerere University College of Health Sciences (MakCHS) in conjunction with the East African Health Professions Educators Association(EAHPEA) are organizing a Joint Annual Health Professions Education Scientific Conference. Dates: 22nd and 23rd May 2020 Venue: Hotel Africana, Kampala, Uganda Theme: TRANSFORMING HEALTH PROFESSIONS’ EDUCATION IN THE 21ST CENTURY: FROM THEORY TO PRACTICE Subthemes:Competency Based EducationInter-Professional EducationAssessmentSimulationClinical trainingCommunity-Based Read More