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Igniting Global Research Partnerships | Next Step Uganda Communication: Seed Grant Video

In 2016, two researchers shared the same question: what is the uptake of and barriers to human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination? Upon meeting,  Cecily Banura, from the Makerere University College of Health Sciences, and Nicole Basta, from the University of Minnesota School of Public Health, quickly realized their complementary skills and expertise would enable them to tackle this question in rural Uganda, where the HPV vaccine has been rolled out nationwide. Their partnership tells the story of how scientific and medical discovery thrives when studies cross borders, and creates the Read More

PHD Defence | Assessment of maternal pelvis height as a tool to identify mothers with potential adverse parturition outcomes among Ugandan women

Dr. Ian Munabi will defend his PhD thesis tomorrow Wednesday 19th July 2017. See details below (poster attached). Please plan to join him. Candidate: Dr. Ian G Munabi. Assistant Lecturer Department of Anatomy Makerere University college of Health sciences, School of Biomedical Sciences. Topic: Assessment of maternal pelvis height as a tool to identify mothers with potential adverse parturition outcomes among Ugandan women Venue: Davies lecture Theater Date: 19th July 2017 Supervisors: 1. Assoc. Prof. Samuel A. Luboga, Department of Anatomy, Makerere University College of Read More

Congratulations to David Meya, Recipient of the University of Minnesota Honoured International Academician Award

Sincerest congratulations to Dr. David Meya, Senior Lecturer, College of Health Sciences at Makerere University and Adjunct Associate Professor in the Division of Infectious Diseases and International Medicine at the University of Minnesota, who has been awarded the Honored International Academician award from the University of Minnesota. Dr. Meya has been an invaluable contributor to the University of Minnesota’s international research and education mission for over a decade through his research collaborations, mentorship of students, and hosting of visiting scholars. He Read More

Day of Lung Science | COPD Exacerbations: State-of-the-Art, Household Air Pollution and Effects on Cardiopulmonary Health

We are privileged to host 2 international lung health experts who will be presenting during this month's DOLS. This is  therefore to invite you to attend the Day of Lung Science July 2017 next Wednesday the 19th  July 2017 in the College Conference Room starting from 3:00pm -5:00pm. Below are the details of the presentation;Presentation 1:Title: COPD Exacerbations: State-of-the-ArtPresenter: Dr. John Hurst Reader in Respiratory MedicineUniversity College LondonSummary of PresentationCOPD is a major global health problem, with much of the morbidity and mortality related to Read More

Dr. Noeline Nakasujja receives an award in recognition of the outstanding work done in neuroscience at the Society of Neuroscientists in Africa

The Society of Neuroscientists of Africa (SONA) is the largest organization of Neuroscientists on the African continent and serves as the umbrella organization for all African national neuroscience societies. SONA conference is a biennial, pan-African event that rotates all over the continent, the last having been held in Durban, South Africa (2015).This year June 11-14, 2017, Kampala hosted the 13th installment of the Society of Neuroscience of Africa conference, for the first time. The conference attracted participants form 27 countries and was held at the Imperial Resort Hotel in Read More

Congratulations! Two More College of Health Sciences staff among 8 winners of $ 89,300 RIAP Grant at ResilientAfrica Network (RAN)

Warm Greetings from Makerere University School of Public Health ResilientAfrica Network (RAN) We take this opportunity to once again heartily congratulate 2 of the College of Health Sciences staff upon winning the RAN RIAP 2 Grant Award  Dr. Threreza Piloya Were, Lecturer in the Pediatrics and Child Health Department, School of Medicine is leading one of the teams working on an innovative technology to deliver nebulized medication for treating acute asthma symptoms-the Human Powered Read More

Albert Cook Library Expands as CHS Hosts 2017 Celebrations

The World Library Day was first celebrated in Uganda by the Makerere University Library on 22ndMay 2009. Since then, the Main Library has annually played host to numerous celebrations, each showcasing the latest innovations and publications from both Makerere University and external exhibitors. The 2017 edition was therefore the first of its kind to be hosted off campus by the College of Health Sciences (CHS), Mulago, home of the Sir Albert Cook Memorial Library. Rather than dampen the mood, the lunchtime downpour on Friday, 16th June 2017 only served to confirm to the organisers’ that Read More

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS FOR SCHOLARSHIPS | The Makerere University School of Medicine Implementation Science (MAK-ImS) Training program

The Makerere University School of Medicine Implementation Science (MAK-ImS) Training program, funded by the United States National Institutes of Health-Fogarty International Center is a collaboration between Makerere University College of Health Sciences and University of California San Francisco in the USA. The overall goal of this training program is to: 1) provide training and mentoring in the eld of implementation science to Ugandan scholars and 2) establish an ImS training site at Makerere University School of Medicine. This call for applications targets both non-degree program and Read More


BackgroundThe 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 Research Ethics which run for 3-5 days. Research Ethics course is one of the short courses that describes the application of bioethics to Read More

Day of Lung Science - June 2017 | Researching TB treatment: Waksman, Wallace and Wandegeya

Topic: Researching TB treatment: Waksman, Wallace and Wandegeya Presenter: Prof. Andrew NunSenior StatisticianMedical Research CouncilClinical Trials Unit at the University College London Chair: Dr. Alphonse OkweraMBChB, MMed, MSc, PhD BackgroundFollowing the randomised trial of Streptomycin versus bed rest published in 1948, there followed a series of trials in which effective chemotherapeutic regimens for TB were made available both in the developed and developing world. Unfortunately, adherence to 18 or more months’ treatment was poor. The advent of rifampicin in the Read More