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Sir Albert Cook Memorial Library gets Research Desks from Alumni

Winston Churchill once said, “We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.” It is this altruistic expression that inspired the former medical students of Makerere University—the graduates of the class of 1977 to be precise—to donate 108 modern research desks to the newly renovated and extended library.It all started in 2017 when the aptly named ‘Cohort 77’ visited their former medical school in 2017 to see how they could give back to the community that shaped them. By then the extension to the Sir Albert Cook Memorial Library was Read More

Sir Albert Cook Memorial Library Reopens after Renovation

It has been a rollercoaster journey for the Makerere University College of Health Sciences Library named after its founder Sir Dr. Albert Ruskin Cook (1870-1951), who established it in 1924. That is a whopping 94 years ago, and since then, the library has had to weather many storms occasioned by the overwhelming number of medical students that use it every day.“This library was in a very sorry state; dilapidated, dust on the floor, chairs old and it really needed renovation,” said the Principal of College of Health Sciences, Prof. Charles Ibingira, on why he and his team lobbied Read More

Save Zziwa Campaign: Diagnosed with a Brain Tumor

Zziwa Julius is a 24 year old fifth year student of Bachelor of medicine and Bachelor of surgery at the school of medicine, college of health sciences, Makerere University with registration number 13/U/1335 and student number 213000477. Julius was diagnosed with a brain tumor early this year and has since not been well. He is not any different from the often seen plight of patients stricken by disease, worse still that are unable to foot the cost of procedures which are ultimately lifesaving. Therefore it is a humane act to come together and have fundraising Read More

The Makerere University ÔÇô UVRI Centre of Excellence for Infection and Immunity Research and Training (MUII-plus)

Our vision is African institutions and African scientists leading Infection and Immunity research which is relevant to Africa and which has a transformative impact on African Health. Our goal is to realize this vision through a Centre of Excellence for Infection and Immunity research in Uganda. Infectious diseases still represent a major health burden in Africa.  HIV, malaria and tuberculosis are still major killers.  Neglected infectious diseases cause extensive illness and misery.  Emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases threaten Read More

Scholarship for 1 Year Implementation Science Modular Course | INTRODUCTION TO IMPLEMENTATION SCIENCE

Background: The Uganda Pulmonary Complications of AIDS Research Training Program (PART) at the Makerere College of Health Sciences (MakCHS) and the Mak- Implementation Science (ImS) Program based at MakCHS in collaboration with the University of California Berkeley and Yale University supported by the Fogarty International Center introduces an Implementation Science Modular Course at MakCHS. Course Objective: The purpose of this course is enable participants identify the Evidence to Practice gap in their area of research interest, write the background and Read More

Call for Applications | Interactive Research Methods and Analysis Workshop

Please find a link below for an up coming training between Department of Psychiatry and the Harvard School of Public Health. These are cross cutting courses which will benefit people from within the college and outside as well. Please share widely. See attached Flyer for more details

PhD Defence | Rotaviruses in Uganda: Molecular Epidemiology and potential of Zoonotic Transmission

The School of Medicine requests you to save the date for Dr. Josephine Bwogi's PhD defence which is scheduled for next Month June 21st 2018. See details below. PhD Candidate: Dr. Josephine Bwogi (MBChB, MSc C.E.B) Title: Rotaviruses in Uganda: Molecular Epidemiology and potential of Zoonotic Transmission. Venue:  MakCHS Conference Room, 2nd Floor Clinical Research Building  Date: Thursday 21st June 2018 Time: 10:00 am - 1:00pm  Supervisors:1.    Assoc. Prof. Charles Karamagi MBChB, MMED, PhDMakerere Read More


The Pulmonary Complications of AIDS Research Training (PART) Program is based at Makerere University College of Health Sciences (MakCHS) and works through a collaboration involving MakCHS, and University of California Berkeley and Yale School of Public Health in the USA. The goal of the training program is to improve the research skills of Ugandan physicians, scientists, and other investigators in the area of TB and other pulmonary complications of HIV/AIDS. This training program is now soliciting nominations for research training positions that will lead to PhD, Masters in Medicine Read More

Call for Applications for Scholarships: Malaria Research Training Program

The Makerere University School of Medicine Malaria Research 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 the University of California San Francisco. The overall goal of this training program is to build capacity in Uganda to address the challenges of malaria control and promote use of research findings to inform decision making. The focus areas for this training program are:Surveillance- to measure the impact of malaria control interventions.Epidemiology Read More

ÔÇ£We are Breeding Leaders for the FutureÔÇØ- Prof. Charles Ibingira

Makerere University College of Health Sciences (MakCHS) recently got its new students’ leaders with His Excellency Joseph Byamugisha and his team replacing president Semitala Hannington and his 27-member cabinet whose term just ended. At the handover ceremony that was presided over by the College Principal Prof. Charles Ibingira and other College Staff, Mr. Semitala said he was happy to pass on the mantle after recording major successes.The Principal thanked the outgoing leadership for steering the College well in the last academic year, and congratulated the new cabinet led by Joseph Read More