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The Uganda Malaria COHRE Training Program is based at Makerere University College of Health Sciences (MakCHS) and works through a collaboration between MakCHS and University of San Francisco California, USA.Ôö¼├í The goal of the training program is to build research capacity in Uganda to address the challenges of scaling up malaria control interventions.Ôö¼├í One aspect of this training program is to provide advanced training to qualified candidates in the field of clinical, operational and health services research. Trainees will be expected to develop and maintain a productive Read More

Innovators Summer School August 2012 opens at MakCHS

The Biomedical Engineering Innovators Summer School of this year has been opened at the Makerere University College of Health Sciences.The event jointly organised by the Uganda Industrial Research Institute (UIRI), Makerere University, Kyambogo University and Leeds University has been attended by the Vice Chancellors of Makerere University and Kyambogo University. The Executive Director of UIRI and Minister of Health were also present.This Summer School is seeing participation of many universities from Kenya, Uganda, Ethiopia and other parts of the world.Details of the event will be made Read More

The Epidemiology and Biostatistics Short Courses Graduate Even More Trainees

The Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the School of Public Health Makerere University College of Health Sciences has graduated another batch of trainees in Biostatistics and Principles and Practices of Epidemiology (all Level I). Speaking at the certificate award ceremony, the Chair Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics Dr. Frederick Makumbi, who represented the Dean, Prof. William Bazeyo, implored the trainees to register for Level II when it is offered. He also requested them to market the course to their colleagues in the districts where they work. The students Read More

Makerere University College of Health Sciences Medical Students Put a smile on the Faces of Kireka Residents

The medical students of Makerere University College of Health Sciences working in partnership with TASO-Mulago, Bank of Africa and Miracle Centre Church-Kireka, conducted a free medical camp for the residents of Kireka near Kampala. By 8.00am on Saturday 21st July 2012, the grounds of Miracle Centre were alive with people seeking the free medical care courtesy of this rather unusual partnership.Over three hundred and twenty adults and children benefited from the free services offered. The services included dental, medical, cancer awareness and screening, HIV testing and counselling as well Read More

Call for Proposals for Implementation Research

Alliance for Health Policy and Systems Research World Health Organization Deadline for Submission of Proposals: 15 September 2012 Interested applicants should pre-register online by 20 August 2012 For full details and submission guidelines, please go to: "..The purpose of this Call is to support implementation research that contributes to the scale-up of effective health interventions related to MDGs 4, 5 and 6 in one of the three priority areas described in the following section. The research proposals may be submitted for one of the following Read More

Randomised Trials in Child Health in Developing Countries 2012

Dear Colleagues, Attached is a booklet which summarizes some of the latest research on child health in developing countries: evidence derived from all the randomized trials published over the last year. The aim is to make this information widely available to pediatricians, child health nurses, midwives, researchers, students and policy makers in places where up-to-date health information is hard to find. It is hoped that such information will be helpful in reviewing treatment guidelines, clinical practice and public health approaches, and in teaching about paediatrics and evidence-based Read More

Call for applications for scholarships | JCRC

The Uganda HIV/TB Clinical Operational and Health Services Research (COHRE) Training Program is based at Joint Clinical Research Centre (JCRC) and works through a collaboration of institutions which include: Makerere University College of Health Sciences, Mbarara University of Science and Technology (MUST), Gulu University, National TB and Leprosy Program (NTLP), Kampala City Council (KCC), Case Western Reserve University USA and University of Georgia USA. The training program seeks to strengthen capacity in Uganda to conduct integrated clinical operational and health services research Read More

Global Health Technologies to Improve Healthcare for Children in Resource Limited Areas

The College of Health Sciences received guests from Columbia University New York Department of Biomedical Engineering who developed Technologies for improving childcare using examples from Mulago Hospital in the last years The guest lecture will be hosted by the Department of Paediarics & Child Health, Details are below: SUBJECT: Global Health Technologies to Improve Healthcare for Children in Resource Limited Areas DATE: Tuesday 24th July, 2012 TIME: 1 - 2 PM VENUE: DAVIES LECTURE THEATRE, PRESENTER: Gary Zhang and Heid Ahmed from Department of Biomedical Read More

Invitation to CHDC Colloquium

Dear all, You are invited to the monthly Child Health and Development Centre (CHDC) Colloquium. This month CHDC is privileged to host Professor Steven Feierman, University of Philadelphia (USA), who will give a talk on ÔÇ£Marginality and Invisibility in African Medical PracticeÔÇØ. The colloquium will take place on July 26, 2012 2.30pm ÔÇô 4.00pm in the CHDC Boardroom. Assoc. Prof. Anne Katahoire will be the discussant, and Dr. David Kyaddondo (SWASA) will chair the session. Professor Feierman is a professor of Anthropology, and has spent many years living and working in Read More

Restoration of MD Consult Database

Dear all, Please note that MD Consult database has been restored (thanks to Yale University Library). It has not been accessible since Makerere changed the IP addresses.It is now accessible at the Albert Cook Library e-resources page: Please note that you have to be on the MUK intranet to access the database. Good luck. Alison Albert Cook Library