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Call for solutions improving maternal and child health in Uganda (17th May - 30th June)

The call for solutions improving maternal and child health in Uganda is now live! Find more details about this call at http://socialinnovationinhealth.org/2017-call-for-solutions-uganda/

Public Lecture | Where Law meets Public Health Policy: the Case of Maternal Health in Uganda

The Makerere University Centre of Excellence for Maternal Newborn and Child Health in partnership with the Centre for Health Human Rights and Development invite you to this interesting lecture. The challenges of maternal health still abound in Uganda and are now beginning to attract litigation. Come hear legal and public health experts decipher these issues at this public lecture to be chaired by Associate Prof Lynn Atuyambe. Programme • Welcome Remarks - Associate Prof Peter Waiswa, Head, Makerere University Centre of Excellence for Maternal Newborn and Child Health. • Public Interest Read More

PhD Defence | Urinary tract infections in pregnancy – studies in vivo and in vitro

The School of Medicine announces Dr. Musa Sekikubo’s PhD defense which is scheduled for Thursday 24th May 2017 as per the details below. Kindly plan to attend. Topic: “Urinary tract infections in pregnancy – studies in vivo and in vitro" Candidate: Dr. Musa Sekikubo Venue: College Conference Room Date: Wednesday 24th May 2017 (9.00 am- 12.00 PM) SUPERVISORS Prof. Annelie Brauner MD, PhD Karolinska Institutet Department of Microbiology, Tumor and Cell Biology Division of Clinical Microbiology Prof. Fred Kironde PhD Makerere University Department of Read More

Reminder | Invitation to the Innovation Exhibition at Makerere University on Thursday April 6, 2017, 8:30 am EAT

Makerere University School of Public Health ResilientAfrica Network (RAN) is pleased to share a reminder that the RAN interactive Innovation Exhibition Round 2 is scheduled Thursday April 6, 2017 in the  Makerere University Main Hall and Gardens adjacent to St. Augustine Catholic Chapel starting 8:30 am EAT to 4:00 pm EAT. From a pool of over 100 applications, the RAN team shortlisted 29 potentially trans formative innovative solutions (each MUST exhibit a working prototype) to be exhibited to the public and a Panel of experienced and multidisciplinary Judges.RAN Read More

Symposium on Health Financing for Universal Health Coverage in Low and Middle Income Countries

Global attention has shifted to achieving Universal Health Coverage (UHC) which entails ensuring healthy lives and promoting well-being for all at all ages” (goal 3.8) as part of the Sustainable Development Goals. Subsequently, many countries have made commitments to support progress toward UHC. It has also been realized that UHC requires policy actions in a complex and increasingly multi-sectoral arena, with legitimate role-bearers ranging from ministries of; Health, Finance, Education, Local Government, Labour Gender and Social Development and among development partners, private sector and Read More

PhD Defence | HUMORAL IMMUNE RESPONSES AND IMMUNOLOGICAL MEMORY AGAINST PLASMODIUM FALCIPARUM MALARIA VACCINE ANTIGENS

The School of Medicine announces Dr. Mark Kaddumukasa’s PhD defense which is scheduled for Tuesday Monday 2nd May 2017 as per the details below. Kindly plan to attend. Topic: "HUMORAL IMMUNE RESPONSES AND IMMUNOLOGICAL MEMORY AGAINST PLASMODIUM FALCIPARUM MALARIA VACCINE ANTIGENS" Candidate: Dr. Mark Kaddumukasa Venue: College Conference Room Date: 2nd May 2017 (9.00 am- 12.00 PM) Supervisors 1.Prof. Fred Kironde PhD. Deputy Dean, Habib Medical School, IUIU, Kampala. 2. Prof. Elly Katabira, FRCP, Makerere University, School of Medidicne, 3.Prof. Mats Wahlgren, PhD, Read More

RESPONSIBLE CONDUCT OF RESEARCH (RCR) COURSE APRIL 2017

The International Health Research Ethics Training (IHRET) 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 research ethics to protect the safety and welfare of research participants. The program offers three levels of training which include Masters, Post graduate Diploma and short courses. The short courses include RCR which run for 3-5 days. The Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) course is one of the short courses that introduces trainees to a framework that Read More

SYMPOSIUM on HEALTH FINANCING FOR UNIVERSAL HEALTH COVERAGE IN LOW AND MIDDLE INCOME SETTINGS

Venue: Serena Hotel, KampalaTHEME:  Financing for Universal Health Coverage More money for health and more health for the money  Background and Rationale:Global attention has shifted to achieving Universal Health Coverage (UHC) which entails ensuring healthy lives and promoting well-being for all at all ages” (goal 3.8) as part of the Sustainable Development Goals. Subsequently, many countries have made commitments to support progress toward UHC. It has also been realized that UHC requires policy actions in a complex and increasingly multi-sectoral arena, with legitimate Read More

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES FOR TRAINING AT A MASTER’S OF HEALTH SCIENCE LEVEL IN BIOETHICS

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS FOR SCHOLARSHIPS ACADEMIC YEAR 2017/2018​International Health Research Ethics Training (IHRET) program aims at enhancement of ethical conduct of professionals with a focus on the interplay of national and international best practices. The program is currently soliciting for applications from suitably qualified Ugandans and international applicants for admission and scholarships that will support them to pursue a Master’s of Health Sciences in Bioethics (MHSc. Bioethics) full time programme starting academic year 2017/2018 at the College of Health Sciences, Makerere Read More

The One Health Institute Fellowship : 2017

Because of the increasing trend in diseases that result from animal-human-environment interactions, there is a new global paradigm of doing things together to solve health challenges. Multidisciplinary individuals with transformative knowledge and ability to prevent and mitigate risks at the animal-human-ecosystems interface are needed in order to achieve “One Health”. Under Makerere University, the One Health Central and Eastern Africa (OHCEA) network of fourteen Public Health and Veterinary Higher Education Institutions located in seven countries in the Eastern and Central Africa region is Read More

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