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Improving Documentation and Information Flow in the Health Sector will Help Project its Performance and Achievements

The Commissioner for Nursing in the Ministry of Health, Mrs. Enid Tumwebaze has called upon health workers to improve their documentation and information flow practices as one of the ways to improve health service delivery in Uganda. Mrs. Tumwebaze was recently presiding over the graduation ceremony of 66 health workers who have been pursuing a Certificate Course in Health Service Management at the School of Public Health, Makerere University College of Health Sciences. This was the sixth intake since the course was designed. ÔÇ£Right now the Ministry of Health is not scoring high, Read More

Mentorship Grows an Individual from a Novice to expert ÔÇô Professor Sam Luboga

A Senior faculty at Makerere University College of Health Sciences, Professor Sam Luboga has cautioned mentors against making their mentees do the mentors will, but instead work at providing an environment that enables mentees do what they want to do. Speaking at a one day mentorship workshop for faculty and students of Makerere University College of Health sciences, Professor Luboga, said that the mentorÔÇÖs role is an enabling one where he/she provides guidance on personal matters, challenges the mentee to be curious and identify opportunities, points out to the mentee their weaknesses Read More

Honoring Africa's Health Workers on World AIDS Day

In todayÔÇÖs Huffington Post article by Dr. Elly Katabira and Dr. Warner Greene, they note that, "Today, President Obama and former President George W. Bush are commemorating this World AIDS Day in an address to George Washington University students, calling for the 'beginning of the end of AIDS.' This is a welcome reaffirmation of U.S. leadership in accelerating global efforts to end the HIV/AIDS epidemic. The impact of this commitment will be felt from Washington D.C. -- where infection rates rival that of many African countries -- to Kampala, Uganda." ÔÇ£Less Read More


24-year old Charles Batte, Makerere University College of Health Sciences 4th year medical student did his country and university proud when he emerged winner of the stiffly-competed for ÔÇÿYour Big Year Competition 2012ÔÇÖ, beating 60,000 competitors.   MakCHS Communications Officer Ms. Milly Nattimba talked to Charles about the award and the social entrepreneurial work he does. Below are excerpts of the interview Charles, at your age, you have achieved many things that even people twice your age can only dream about. What inspires you to do the kind of things Read More

ÔÇÿHealth Challenges are Multi-Faced Now: Think SystemsÔÇÖ

Samuel Majalija, PhD, Senior Lecturer College of Veterinary Medicine, Animal Resources and Bio-Security The convergence of humans with wild animals, domestic animals and the eco-system requires employment of a system approach to managing todayÔÇÖs health challenges and emergencies. The One Health Central and Eastern Africa (OHCEA) initiative is working in the region to facilitate the building of capacity towards this approach. The initiative brings together academic institutions of higher learning and civil society organisations from different disciplines to promote the One Health Read More

School of Health Sciences Institutional Review Committee Gets Nod to Start Business

Members of the Makerere University College of Health Sciences School of Health Sciences Institutional Review Committee (IRC) have undergone a two-day Human Subjects Protection Course. The course which is mandatory for such committees to operate was organised by the Uganda National Council for Science and Technology (UNCST). Speaking at the closing ceremony, the Assistant Executive Secretary of the Uganda National Council for Science and Technology, Mr. Julius Ecuru, noted that the council is confident that it has a competent review committee in place, which is critically placed to serve Read More

2012 East African Diploma in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene | 10 FULL SCHOLARSHIPS FOR POSTGRADUATE DOCTORS FROM EAST AFRICA

The East African DTM&H is a full time, three month postgraduate course designed for doctors interested in developing a career in  clinical research and practice in East Africa. It emphasizes an evidence-­ÔÇÉbased approach to healthcare and is taught by an international faculty from Johns Hopkins University (USA),Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Centre (Tanzania), Makerere University, University of Washington (USA) and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM, UK). The DTM&H is a postgraduate qualification awarded by the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Read More

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Intra-College Collaboration Encouraged at MakCHS

The Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology in the School of Medicine and the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics in the School of Public Health at the Makerere University College of Health Sciences, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding for data management and statistical analysis support to the Family Planning Clinic/Unit at Mulago National Referral Hospital; development of a Family Planning Centre of Excellence for the Advance of Implementation Science; provide seed grants for research in Population and Reproductive Health to graduate students in College of Health Sciences, Read More

College of Health Sciences Students Get Exposure to the One Health Concept

The One Health Eastern and Central Africa (OHCEA) project has held a one day meeting to sensitise students in the College of Health Sciences on the One Health concept. OHCEA is a network of fourteen public health and veterinary higher institutions of learning that are located in six countries in the Eastern and Central Africa region; including the Congo Basin that is considered to be a ÔÇÿhot spotÔÇÖ for emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases. The countries include Kenya, Uganda, Ethiopia, Rwanda, Tanzania and Democratic Republic of Congo. OHCEA activities are funded through the Read More