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Opportunity | GRADUATE INTERNSHIP 201 7

THRiVE to Research Excellence (THRiVE-2) project is a 5-year project implemented by a consortium of Universities and Research Institutions funded by the DELTAS (Wellcome Trust and UK Aid). The main goal of THRVE-2 is to enhance the transformation of the East African Universities into world-class research hubs by spearheading the transition of PhD and post-doctoral fellows into health research leaders. Individuals who have just completed their Undergraduate and or Masters training at Makerere University College of Health Sciences are invited to apply for THRiVE internship for a period of Read More

PhD Defence | Antibody responses elicited by the ASO4-adjuvanted HPV-16/18 vaccine among girls aged 10-16 years in Western Uganda.

Venue: Deans Conference room Date 30th September 2016 Supervisors: Associate Prof Florence M. Mirembe Department of Obstetrics and Gyneacology, School of Medicine, College of Health Sciences, Makerere University Dr. Cecily Banura Department of Department of Child Health and Development Center, Makerere College of Health Sciences, Kampala Uganda Professor Deborah Money Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of British Columbia Internal Examiners Professor MOSES LUTAAKOME JOLOBA, Makerere University College of Health Sciences, Kampala, Uganda. Associate Read More

Day of the Lung Science | Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS) in Uganda: Burden and genomic determinants

Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) is a life-threatening lung condition resulting from build-up of fluid in the air sacs (alveoli) following an insult on the lung. This fluid prevents enough oxygen from passing into the bloodstream. ARDS remains a substantial cause of morbidity and mortality in intensive care units, yet no specific pharmacotherapy has proven useful in reducing the duration of mechanical ventilation or improving survival. One factor that might hamper the development of treatment for acute respiratory distress syndrome is the heterogeneous nature of the population Read More

PhD Defence | Sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine for malaria prevention during pregnancy: knowledge, use patterns and trimester-specific pharmacokinetic analysis among Ugandan women

Title: Sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine for malaria prevention during pregnancy: knowledge, use patterns and trimester-specific pharmacokinetic analysis among Ugandan women. PhD Student: Odongo Charles Okot (BDS, MSc.) Department/School: Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics, School of Biomedical Sciences, MakCHS Date: 26 October2016Time: 9:00 amVenue: MakCHS Conference Room, 2nd Floor Clinical Research Building Supervisors:Prof. Celestino Obua, Mbarara University of Science and TechnologyAssoc. Prof. Josaphat Byamugisha, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, School of Read More

PhD Defence | Management of postpartum haemorrhage in rural Uganda: Perceptions, risk factors, and effectiveness of antenatal distribution of misoprostol to women to self-administer after childbirth

Topic:  Management of postpartum haemorrhage in rural Uganda: Perceptions, risk factors, and effectiveness of antenatal distribution of misoprostol to women to self-administer after childbirth. Candidate: Dr. Sam Ononge Venue: Venue: MakCHS Conference Room, 2nd Floor Clinical Research BuildingDate: Thursday, October 27, 2016 (9.00 am- 1.00 pm)Supervisors:  1.   Associate Prof. Florence M. Mirembe, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, School of Medicine, Makerere University, College of Health   Sciences, Uganda2.   Prof. Oona M.R Read More

MakCHS THRiVE-2 | 2nd intake - PhD and post-doctoral fellowships

Applications are invited for year 2 intake for PhD and post-doctoral fellowships run by THRiVE, a DELTAS Africa consortium of East African Universities (Makerere University, Gulu University and Kilimanjaro Christian Medical University College) and Research Institutes (International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology in Kenya (icipe), the National Institute for Medical Research (NIMR) at Mwanza in Tanzania, and the Uganda Virus Research Institute (UVRI), together with the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) and the  Read More

RAN Video &Photo Contest< MKITs Challenge >| Deadline 14th Oct

Warm Greetings from ResilientAfrica Network (RAN) ​RAN is pleased to announce the ​​​2nd edition of the Video and Photo contest (MKITs Challenge 2016). We are calling for educational​, ​inspiring Videos, artworks, graphics and photographs. Thematically, submissions can address any solutions that ​target community challenges which may include innovative approaches or technological innovations addressing effects of climate change and climate variability manifesting as floods, landslides, drought disease epidemics including HIV and AIDS, food insecurity, rapid urbanization and the Read More

The Collaborative Resilience Innovation Design for Recurrent Effects of Chronic Internal Displacement (CRID4CID) Grants Call is open until October 24, 2016

ResilientAfrica Network (RAN) – Horn of Africa Somalia Resilience Innovation Hub (HoA Somalia RIHub) is pleased to announce and invite applications for the Collaborative Resilience Innovation Design for Recurrent Effects of Chronic Internal Displacement (CRID4CID) Grants. Are you working on an innovative idea or approach that has the potential to strengthen the resilience of communities dealing with chronic internal displacement? The CRID4CID call is sourcing innovative ideas that can contribute to resilience building in areas affected by recurrent effects of chronic internal displacement Read More

My student experience as a Biomedical Engineering Volunteer in Rwanda

Imagine leaving your home country and going to volunteer in a different country and hopefully you expect all to be ideal as it is back home. Working in a foreign country with a high level of language barrier, some cultural differences, and a reasonable politically different environment, was all new to me but worth an experience to have. All these couldn’t stop anyone determined to save lives through saving medical equipment in hospitals of the Republic of Rwanda. Even the little work that could range from placing an equipment in the right place to repairing them and providing consultative Read More

Fogarty program develops bioethics expertise in Uganda

As the HIV/AIDS epidemic took hold in Africa in the 1990s, researchers studying ways to treat and prevent the disease struggled with the ethical questions involved. Was it appropriate to use placebos in trials of drugs that were already proven effective in high-income countries? How could they ensure research subjects were not unduly influenced into participation when the alternative in many cases was no treatment at all? How could investigators clearly communicate the potential risks to populations with little education and low literacy?After consultations with the research community, Read More

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