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MakCHS is part of the African Higher Education Leadership in Advancing Inclusive Innovation for Development

The AHEAD project (African Higher Education Leadership in Advancing Inclusive Innovation for Development) is a three-year Capacity Building project, that started in October 15, 2017 and will end on October 14, 2020. The project seeks to initiate a long-term partnership to mobilize European Union expertise in support of building capacities of Kenyan, Tanzanian and Ugandan universities to lead and manage innovation that best fits their countries’ inclusive and sustainable development needs. The project consortium consists of 15 organizations, including 10 Universities of which Makerere Read More

CALL FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST TO HOST 3RD INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON COMMUNITY HEALTH WORKERS, 2021

The Health Systems Global (HSG) Supporting and Strengthening The Role of Community Health Workers in Health System Development Thematic Working Group is calling for expressions of interest for organizing and hosting the 3rd International Symposium on Community Health Workers (CHWs) to be held in 2021. The initial symposium, hosted by Makerere University School of Public Health, Uganda and Nottingham Trent University, UK and held in Kampala, Uganda in February 2017, was the first of its kind. The theme of this symposium was ‘Contribution of Community Health Workers in Read More

PhD Defence | Innate Immune System Recovery After Long-term Antiretroviral therapy in an African Cohort

PhD Candidate: Rose Nabatanzi Topic: Innate Immune System Recovery After Long-term Antiretroviral therapy in an African CohortDate: Thursday, November 28th, 2019Venue: Infectious Diseases Institute (Mulago) MakCHS training rooms 1 and 2Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 NoonSupervisors:1. Damalie Nakanjako (MBchB, MMED, PhD)Professor of Medicine, Department of Medicine, School of Medicine, Makerere University College of Health Sciences2. Stephen Cose, PhDHonorary Senior Lecturer, Makerere University College of Health SciencesSenior Immunologist, Medical Research Read More

Call for Applications: Fogarty African Bioethics Consortium Post-Doctoral Fellowshi

The Fogarty African Bioethics Consortium (FABC) invites applications from qualified individuals for fully-funded, long-term (18 months), Post-Doctoral Fellowship (PDF) training in global bioethics and international research ethics. FABC is a collaboration of four institutions: The Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics and the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (JHU), Makerere University College of Health Sciences, Uganda (MakCHS), the University of Botswana (UB), and the University of Zambia (UNZA). Training activities will take place at JHU in Baltimore, Maryland, USA and Read More

Lunch Time Seminar: Mentorship

This is to kindly invite you to join Faculty from University of Michigan Medical School and our very own Prof. Nelson Sewankambo, MakCHS as they discuss Mentorship Date: Tuesday 19th November 2019 Time: 12:00noon – 1:30 pm (a snack and a drink will be provided) Venue: Davis Lecture Theatre, Makerere University College of Health Sciences Inform others and Come will a Friend See attached flyer for more information

Call for ERASMUS Scholarship Application for a PhD Fellow Placement in HIV and aging, University of Turin, Italy

Kindly receive this opportunity for a PhD fellow placement in HIV and aging at the University of Turin Italy for your consideration and circulation within your networks.Please find attached document for application details.

PhD Defence | A Molecular Phylogenetic and Modeling approach towards understanding the transmission dynamics and genetic diversity of HIV-1 in the fishing communities of Lake Victoria, Uganda

PhD Candidate: Nicholas Bbosa  Topic: A Molecular Phylogenetic and Modeling approach towards understanding the transmission dynamics and genetic diversity of HIV-1 in the fishing communities of Lake Victoria, Uganda Friday, November 15th, 2019Venue: MakCHS Conference Room 1Time: 2:00 - 5:00pm Supervisors:1. Dr. Bernard S. Bagaya,  PhD  ., Department of Immunology and Molecular Biology, School of Biomedical Sciences, MakCHS2. Assoc. Prof. Noah Kiwanuka,  PhD, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, MakSPH3. Prof. Pontiano Kaleebu, Read More

Prof. Charles Ibingira is the first African International President of the World Health Summit.

On October 28, 2019, the World Health Summit International Presidency passed from Tehran University of Medical Sciences to Makerere University through Prof. Charles Ibingira who became the first African International President of the World Health Summit. He takes over from Dr. Ali Jafarian, former Chancellor, Tehran University of Medical Sciences.Prof. Ibingira is the Principal, Makerere University College of Health Sciences. Before ascending to this office, he was the Dean School of Biomedical Sciences at the College of Health Sciences.He is an active General Surgeon and an Assoc. Professor Read More

MakCHS based startup “Matica” shines at the African Science Week Exhibition in Luweero – Uganda

In 2017, the then four Biomedical Engineering students including Mugaga Julius, Brian Matovu, Lydia Akino and Solomon Oshabaheebwa started a journey to revolutionize mathematics teaching and learning in the developing world through their Matica card game. With 46 cards bearing mathematics operations and figures to form a full deck, matica allows players from primary four onwards to perform mathematical processes and operations just by playing hence increasing on their academic time beyond class. Mental work drives the game and competitiveness motivates the players. Later on the group Read More

Gilead Masters in Medicine Research Fund Opportunity at IDI

Since 1987, Gilead Sciences has worked to discover, develop and commercialize medications to advance the care of patients suffering from life-threatening diseases in areas of unmet medical need.  Established in 2005, the Gilead Foundation is a non-profit organization that seeks to improve access to healthcare for people worldwide, through targeted programs in education for healthcare professionals and community outreach. The Gilead Masters in Medicine Scholarship Program at the Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI) at the College of Health Sciences, Makerere University was designed to Read More

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