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MakCHS collaborates with UPDF on improving health security

ThereÔÇÖs a common expression that ÔÇ£together we evolve and alone we dissolve.ÔÇØ ItÔÇÖs in that spirit that Makerere University College of Health Sciences (Mak CHS) is collaborating with the Uganda Peoples Defense Forces (UPDF) so that the two can evolve and serve the country better in areas of health and national development. For the collaboration to be effective a Task Force/Implementation Committee comprising some UPDF officers and staff members of Mak CHS was formed to implement the key points in the Memorandum of Understanding (Mou) signed by the two partners. Thus the month of Read More

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: 2nd AFREhealth Symposium: 5th - 8th August 2018

This is to kindly invite you to submit abstracts for the AFREhealth Symposium and D43 Grantees meeting due 5-8 August 2018 in South Africa. Abstract submissions are via the website website and closing date is 30th May 2018. See details below. Abstract Submissions and workshop proposals open: 9 February 2018 Closing date for Abstract submissions and workshop proposals: 30 May 2018 Please note the following: ┬À Acknowledgement of receipt will be sent within 3 days ┬À The number of submissions is not limited. ┬À Should an author have more Read More


The Africa Center of Excellence in Materials, Product Development and Nanotechnology (MAPRONANO ACE) supported by the World Bank and hosted by the College of Engineering Design, Art and Technology (CEDAT) at Makerere University, Kampala Uganda is announcing MasterÔÇÖs and PhD scholarships for academic year 2018/2019. The scholarship program is meant to support research costs for local and regional students in their second year of study in the fields of Engineering and or Health Sciences. The scholarships tend to promote the core research mandate of the center in three key thematic areas; 1) Read More

Makerere University Run 2018

As Makerere University continues to live according to its slogan, ÔÇ£As we build for the futureÔÇØ, it has organized a run dubbed #MakRun2018, to raise money for building a StudentsÔÇÖ Centre. Next Sunday, March 25, 2018, will be the day for the ÔÇÿRun for Mak, run for funÔÇÖ that will cover the distance of 10 and 15 km, starting from the Freedom Square. Participants are required to financially support the run with students paying 15,000shs, while silver and gold tickets cost 25,000shs and 50,000shs respectively. Pick your ticket from the College of Health Sciences PrincipalÔÇÖs Office or Read More

Biomedical Engineering Students Challenged to Innovate

It was one of those inspirational talks akin to the famous TED Talks, with ideas worth spreading and implementing. The man behind the mic was Prof. Charles Ibingira – the Principal Makerere University College of Health Sciences, his listeners were undergraduate students of Biomedical Engineering, and Physiology Lecture Theatre was the venue.“I appreciate your resilience; being on a new programme in the university comes with challenges, but it’s only when you face the challenges and turn them into opportunities that you will thrive and achieve your vision and mission,” Read More

Symposium on Trauma, Addiction, and Mental Health

Together with Makerere University Department of Psychiatry and University of Minnesota Medical School, we invite researchers, clinicians, community health practitioners, and students to attend the Symposium on Trauma, Addiction, and Mental Health.  Date: Friday, March 16Time: 9:00am - 5:00pmLocation: MUJHU 2 Conference RoomRegister online The aim of the symposium is to foster connections between academia and intergovernmental organizations tasked with supporting the health and well-being of populations impacted by trauma as it intersects with addiction and mental Read More

Research Ethics Course

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

Guaranteeing Quality at the College of Health Sciences

Quality. ThatÔÇÖs the word. Makerere University College of Health Sciences (MakCHS) knows itÔÇÖs hard if not impossible to influence anyone with lasting impact without quality. ThatÔÇÖs why the CollegeÔÇÖs Quality Assurance team led by Irene Rebecca Namatende recently organized and held a Quality Assurance Induction Workshop that brought together key people from the different departments to develop a roadmap for quality improvement at the College. Opened by Prof. Moses Joloba who represented the College of Health Sciences Principle Prof. Charles Ibingira, the half-day workshop was Read More


Makerere University College of Health Sciences students’ association (MakCHSA) the umbrella body for all students in the Makerere University College Of Health Sciences is organizing its 4th Annual Dinner combined with its 1st Alumni reunion which is scheduled for 24th March 2018 at Hotel Africana, starting at 6pm. The event is being organized for Staff, Alumni, Partners and Students of MakCHS. It is organized under the theme, “Reconnecting and Reuniting to impact the rebuilding of a great college and the health system of Uganda.”MakCHSA is organizing this event through the Read More