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
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
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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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
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
Management and staff of Makerere University College of Health Sciences have been challenged to organise a visit to CDC (US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention) to get to know the kind of work the organisation is involved in. The challenged was made by Dr. Donna Kabatesi, the CDC Uganda Deputy Director of Programs. Dr. Kabatesi was part of panel of experts speaking at the recently concluded Grants Writing workshop for MakCHS staff. The workshop was held at the Department of Pharmacy building. ÔÇ£Visit, do not wait for RFAs to come out; get to know the donor agency and Read More
Over 40 members of staff of the College of Health Sciences attended a one day Grants Writing Workshop whose objective was to strengthen the skills of especially young staff in the area of writing grant applications.The workshop was held at the Department of Pharmacy. Opening the workshop, the Chairman Staff Development Committee Associate Professor Charles Ibingira noted that writing grants is the most viable resource mobilization avenue for public academic institutions in Africa.Professor Ibingira noted that currently very few members of staff at MakCHS are involved in successful grants Read More
Staff at Makerere University College of Health Sciences have been challenged to respond well to the abundant calls for funding that appear in various media. Presenting a paper on resource mobilisation at the recent Grants Writing workshop for MakCHS staff, the Deputy Principal MakCHS, Associate Professor Celestino Obua noted that the response to call by staff is still low; some usually ignoring such calls because they think the money is too little, while others simply do not have the skills to put together a viable proposal.Professor Obua said that it is important to apply knowing that Read More
Presenter: Dr. Safaeian, Mahboobeh, Ivestigator, National Cancer Institute, National institutes of health, USA
Date: Thursday 1st March 2012
Time: 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Venue: Davis Auditorium