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Cervical Cancer "Challenges in Reducing Incidence"

The Medical Education for Services for All Ugandans (MESAU) of The Medical Educational Partnership Initiative (MEPI) In collaboration with the Makerere University College of Health Sciences in Kampala Uganda & the Johns Hopkins University Center for Clinical Global Health Education presents a Grand Round in a live Video Conference: Topic: Cervical Cancer "Challenges In reducing Incidence" Moderator: Dr. Okoth Ndira Faculty Expert Discussants Case presentation: Dr. J.B Nsubuga Overview of cervical cancer: Twaha Mutyaba PhD HPV vaccination (Special Read More

Immunology Short Course, September 2012

Please find attached a flyer and application form for our upcomingImmunology Short Course, to be held this September.  I wouldappreciate it if you could, again, forward on to anyone you think maybe interested in attending this course, and/or print the flyer foryour noticeboard(s).Applications are now open; deadline for submission is July 31st.Further information about our cpourse, including an application form,can be found on our website: www.muii.org.ug.

AFRICAN GOVERNMENTS NEED TO ACCELERATE THEIR TOBACCO CONTROL EFFORTS

  The Director WHO/Tobacco Free Initiative Dr. Douglas Bettcher has said that while five years ago Africa was more concerned with managing communicable diseases, today it is considered a priority region for tobacco control and the management of Non-Communicable Diseases. Dr. Bettcher was speaking at the opening of the first Annual Review Meeting for the Centre for Tobacco Control in Africa (CTCA). The CTCA was established in Uganda is June 2011 with technical support from WHO and funding from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Based in Uganda, the main mandate of the CTCA is to Read More

Fresenius Kabi Trainee Programme

We are currently organizing an assessment center for a global traineeprogram of a German DAX Corporate in the medical care industry.On behalf of our client we are looking for globally-oriented students whorecently graduated or will graduate from reputable universities until theend of 2012 or applicants with professional experience up to 3 years whomight be interested in an international trainee program.Enclosed you will find bothadverts.Thank you very much in advance for your cooperation.Best regardsJohannes ZolkConsultantODGERS BERNDTSON Unternehmensberatung GmbH Olof-Palme-Straße 15D-60439 Read More

Survival Analysis for Epidemiologists

Two weeks practical course on Survival analysis for epidemiologists using STATA Software will be held at Makerere University, College of Health Sciences from July 23rd to August 3rd 2012.The course will equip participants with statistical concepts and practical methods for analyzing time-to-event data with emphasis on applications in Epidemiology and Public Health. By the end of the course participants will have skills to:Compute descriptive statistics from lifetime data;Estimate the Kaplan-Meier curve;Compare survival curves of two populations;Fit a Cox propor┬¼tional hazards Read More

University of Johannesburg Reaches out to Makerere University College of Health Sciences

Makerere University College of Health Sciences (MakCHS), on June 14th 2012 hosted Mr. Shahed Nalla the Vice Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Johannesburg in South Africa. Mr. Shahed was part of a bigger team from the university whose mission was to explore collaboration opportunities with universities in East Africa, Makerere University being the prime target of this exploration. ÔÇ£Makerere University has a deep and interesting history that many of us are not aware of due to the political history of South AfricaÔÇØ, Mr. Shahed observed. During his day long stay Read More

The Makerere University College of Health Sciences Hosts UK Members of Parliament on a Learning and Evaluation Mission

May 14th 2012, the Makerere University College of Health Sciences was host to Members of the Science and Technology Committee of the UK House of Commons. The team was led by the Committee Chair, Andrew Miller. Other members were Stephen Metcalfe (MP) Pamela Nash (MP), Roger Williams (MP) Dr Farrah Bhatti (staff). Top on the MPsÔÇÖ agenda was; 1) How the UK Government supports scientific capacity building in developing countries and how it should be improved? 2) What the most effective models and mechanisms for supporting research capacity in developing countries are? 3) How the Read More

Obstructive Jaundice: An overview of the causes and management of obstructive jaundice in Uganda

MEPI-MESAU is organizing an International Grand Round on Tuesday 19th June 2012 at 4pm  about Obstructive Jaundice. There will be a live Video Conference in Davis Auditorium at the College of Health Sciences however; the session will also be live stream and you can participate by clicking hereDetails in the flyer attached

MakCHS Deputy Principal Hails School of Health Sciences for a Strong Institutional Review Board

The Deputy Principal, Makerere University College of Health Sciences, Professor Celestino Obua has urged staff in the School of Health Sciences to utilise funding under the European and Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP) project to build and strengthen their capacity to run Institutional Review Board (IRB) activities. Professor Obua was recently opening a one day workshop on Monitoring and Evaluation for the EDCTP Project-funded Institutional Review Board for the School of Health Sciences. The workshop was organised to enable stakeholders get training as well as Read More

Nine Long-term Fellows Graduate, as MakSPH-CDC Fellowship Program clocks 10 years

On Friday, May 4, 2012, Mr. Michael Ediau, a fellow who was attached to ChildFund International received the Matthew Lukwiya Award for the year 2010-2012. Michael contributed to the strengthening of the Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) system at ChildFund and coordinated two donor-funded projects during his apprenticeship, among other achievements. In his own words, Mr. Michael Ediau, the Matthew Lukwiya Award winner, noted of his Fellowship experiences: “The Fellowship training provided me with great opportunities that enabled me to practically build my capacity in Read More

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