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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

Open Data Kit (ODK) Training Announcement 23rd - 25th April 2018

Makerere University School of Public Health within its Clinical Trials Unit (CTU) is organizing an Open Data Kit (ODK) software Training scheduled for 23rd - 25th April 2018. This course is a full time Three-day face to face training with certification on successful completion. Data collection remains vital in capturing quality evidence in a given time frame that then translates to analytical representations. With different researchers, organizations, professional, Programs and projects collecting data regularly to evaluate and monitor progress and performance, best practices of data Read More

Good Clinical Practice (ICH-GCP) Training Announcement 1 - 2 March 2018

This is to kindly remind you that Makerere University School of Public Health within its Clinical Trials Unit (CTU) is organizing a Good Clinical Practice (GCP) course. This GCP course is a full time two-day face to face training with certification on successful completion, and acknowledged by the Uganda National Council for Science and Technology (UNCST). A basic understanding of GCP is a pre-requisite as well as current and or past involvement in clinical research and clinical trials in Uganda. Target Read More

Short course in Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH)

The fifth intake of the short course in Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) at Makerere University School of Public Health will run from 28th May to 20th July 2018. The course aims at equipping practicing individuals with appropriate attitudes, adequate skills and scientific knowledge for handling and managing duties and technical procedures in WASH. Practicing officers with limited training in WASH, and Environmental Health practitioners who wish to broaden their knowledge and skills as a form of Continuous Professional Development are all encouraged to apply. Deadline for receiving Read More

WORKSHOP ANNOUNCEMENT | Quality Improvement in NCD Care: How to Make Things Work

Monday, February 12th, 2018, 2:00pm to 5:00pm Speke Resort and Conference Center Munyonyo. Room TBA. Workshop Description: The term "Quality ImprovementÔÇØ (QI) is becoming common in health care and research, though often the practice of QI is misunderstood. Through lecture and interactive small group sessions, participants will learn how to perform QI in their own settings and apply QI to NCD care. Participants will also learn how the practice of QI relates to traditional research, implementation research and that in addition to improving outcomes for patients and clinicians, QI can Read More

Workshop Announcement | Role of Spirometry in the diagnosis of chronic lung diseases

Monday, 12th February 2018, 2:00 ÔÇô 5:00pm Speke Resort and Conference Center Munyonyo Kampala. Room -TBA. Workshop Description: Spirometry is the most widely employed objective measure of lung function and is central to the diagnosis and management of chronic lung diseases, such as Asthma and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). Access to accurate Spirometry is however extremely limited in most Low-Income Countries (LICs) mostly due to lack of spirometers and the lack of training for healthcare workers to undertake the interpretation of spirometry result. Through this Read More

Workshop Announcement | Uganda Heart AssociationÔÇÖs Paul DÔÇÖArbela ECG Course at the Mak NCD International Symposium, February 12th 2018 ( 2-5pm ) Speke Resort Hotel Munyonyo

The Uganda Heart Association in partnership with Makerere University College of Health Sciences will hold its Paul DÔÇÖArbela ECG course for Beginners Nurses, medical officers and early career physicians are invited to take part in this exciting, interactive course conducted by the Uganda Heart Association faculty led by Dr. Emmy Okello and Dr. James Kayima. Workshop participants will be taken through a boot camp on basic ECG interpretation and ECG in cardiovascular emergencies;- ECG in acute myocardial infarction, ECG in heart block and ECG in atrial fibrillation and other arrhythmias Read More

State of African Resilience Report 2017

RANÔÇÖs goal is to significantly contribute to strengthening the resilience of targeted communities in sub-Saharan Africa to priority shocks and stresses through developing, nurturing and scaling innovative technologies and approaches to respond to these community challenges. Given the above goal, in 2014, amidst other efforts, RAN developed and published the First State of African Resilience Report which describes the creation of a pan-African network of four Resilience Innovation Labs (RILabs) in Eastern Africa, Southern Africa, West Africa, and the Horn of Africa; a contextual analysis of Read More


Non-communicable diseases represent a growing burden of morbidity and mortality globally. NCDs did not feature in the old United Nations millennium development goals (MDG) but are now included in the Sustainable Development Goals aim to reduce by one third premature deaths due to NCDs. The World Health Organization (WHO) projects that by 2015, 70% of all deaths in people less than 70 years of age will be due to NCDs and that 80% of these deaths will occur in low- and middle-income countries but more so in low and middle-income countries (LMIC). It is estimated that 28 million people in LMICs Read More