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FUNDAMENTALS OF SPIROMETRY TRAINING COURSE

The Makerere University Lung Institute (MLI) in collaboration with University of Washington will be conducting a comprehensive Spirometry training for health care workers involved in the care of patients with asthma and COPD, and with access to Spirometers. The objective of this spirometry training is to increase the use of spirometry as a diagnostic tool for asthma and COPD. By the end of the training, participants will be able to perform high quality spirometry and also be able to independently interpret and critique spirometry results. The training will be conducted in two phases; 1. Read More

MASTERS TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES | CALL FOR APPLICATIONS

This program is currently soliciting for applications from suitably qualified Ugandans for Scholarships that will lead to the award of a health related Master’s degree in Basic Science (e.g. Physiology, Pharmacology, Human Anatomy, Biochemistry, Medical Illustration, Pathology, Immunology and Clinical Microbiology) and Master of Medicine (Pathology and Medical Microbiology) all tenable at the School of Biomedical Sciences, Makerere University. Funding for tuition will be available for a maximum of two academic years (Masters of Science) and three academic Years (Masters of Medicine). A modest Read More

DOCTORAL TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES | Call for Applications

Makerere University College of Health Sciences, School of Biomedical Sciences (Uganda) in conjunction with Case Western Reserve University (CWRU, USA) have received a grant from the U.S. NIH - Fogarty International Center to train Ugandans in CWRU’s Basic Science Training Program (BSTP - http://casemed.case.edu/bstp/index.php). This program will train Ugandans in basic science of HIV and its related opportunistic infections especially tuberculosis. It is aimed at building a critical mass of Basic Scientists in Uganda that will be able to foster and create new frontiers of HIV research. Read More

Rapid Response Services in Evidence Informed Health Policy: Training of Trainers Course | Course Dates: 22nd — 25th August 2016

The World Health Assembly (WHA) in its 67th meeting, the World Health Organization (WHO) recommended evidence based decision-making among national policy makers and other stakeholders. We, at Makerere University College of health sciences are scaling up efforts to build capacity of researchers, policy makers and other stakeholders in evidence informed health policy making using Rapid Response Services. The Rapid Response Service aims at making synthesized research evidence easily accessible to policy makers in a short period. The workshop is organized by the UsEvidence project, and is Read More

THE 11 ANNUAL SCIENTIFIC CONFERENCE OF THE ASSOCIATION OF RADIOLOGISTS OF UGANDA

THE 11 ANNUAL SCIENTIFIC CONFERENCE OF THE ASSOCIATION OF RADIOLOGISTS OF UGANDA is organized by the Association of The Radiologists of Uganda in conjunction with Mbarara University of Science &Technology. Please find details in the attached poster.

PhD Defence | HPV vaccination of Ugandan adolescent schoolgirls: perceptions, knowledge, acceptability, psychological distress and sexual intentions

Kindly save the date for the SOM PhD defence as per details below: Topic:  HPV vaccination of Ugandan adolescent schoolgirls:  perceptions, knowledge, acceptability, psychological distress and sexual intentions PhD Candidate: Andrew K. Turiho Date: Friday, 5th August 2016 Time: 9.00a.m – 12.00 pm Venue: Davies Lecture Theatre Supervisors:1.            Assoc. Prof. Anne R. Katahoire, PhD; Child Health and DevelopmentCentre, Makerere University College of Health Sciences.2.    Read More

Tree for Disposal

There is a tree for disposal at the MakCHS. It is found adjacent to the Department of Family Medicine. A photo is attached for your review. To get details, contact: Mr Lebo Julius, Human Resource Manager on email jlebo@chs.mak.ac.ug or julius.julepa@gmail.com

Call for Applications | MASTER OF HEALTH SCIENCES IN BIOETHICS PROGRAM 2016/2017 (MHSc. Bioethics)

The Academic Registrar of Makerere University invites applications from suitable candidates for admission to a Master of Health Sciences in Bioethics (MHSc. Bioethics) fulltime programme for 2016/2017 Academic Year.  It is a two-year programme open to both Ugandans and International applicants. Partial scholarships (Tuition) will be available for all Successful Applicants.Admission RequirementsApplicants should have obtained at least a 1st good degree from a recognized University/Institution in any fieldMust have passed Uganda Certificate of Examination with at least 5 passesHave 2 Read More

The RAN June 2016 Bulletin is here!

Makerere University School of Public Health ResilientAfrica Network (RAN) Team continues to appreciate your continued support! We are committed to the strides directed towards developing and further supporting innovative solutions to address communities’ most pressing challenges. It is always fulfilling to share with you a collection of stories on activities, events, opportunities and open challenges among others from Makerere University School of Public Health ResilientAfrica Network (RAN). You are all key Read More

Day of Lung Science | Personalized/Precision Medicine for Asthma: The Clinical Approach

The prevalence of chronic non communicable diseases is increasing rapidly worldwide. The increase is greatest in poor settings where resources to prevent and treat them are most scarce. A new field of medicine or even broadly health provision is emerging that will allow providers to provide treatments or (services) to only those individuals or communities that have the greatest chance of benefiting from them or unlikely to get adverse events from them. This field is called precision medicine or personalised medicine. Also emerging is precision public health. Personalising medicine requires Read More

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