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MASTERS RESEARCH FELLOWSHIPS 2012 (THRiVE)

Students pursuing masterÔÇÖs programmes at one of the THRiVE institutions are invited to applyfor a supplementary grant to enable them to successfully complete a high quality thesis andthen to report the results of their research project in a peer-reviewed journal. Download details in attachment

Course Announcement: Intermediate Biostatistics in Epidemiology

A ÔÇô 2 weeks course in Intermediate Biostatistics in Epidemiology Suitable for PhD students, Masters Students and Medical Researchers January 9th to 21st Makerere University College of Health Sciences The Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics Unit (CEBU) of the Department of Medicine invites applications to a course in Intermediate Biostatistics in Epidemiology. The course will offer intermediate-level instructions in the principles of biostatistics focusing on statistical modelling approaches to the analysis of continuous, categorical, and survival data. Participants are taught Read More

CALL FOR RESEARCH PROPOSALS FROM CONSORTIUM FACULTY (MEPI MESAU)

MESAU-MEPI a Consortium composed of Makerere University College of Health Sciences, Gulu University, Mbarara University of Science and Technology, Kampala International University and Johns Hopkins University will support 15 competitive research proposals to faculty within the MESAU-MEPI Consortium from 01st February 2012. The awards will be based on the following criteria: 1. Proposals should be within your institutional research agenda 2. Multidisciplinary proposals are highly recommended 3. Preference will be given to applications that demonstrate a mix of Read More

MakCHS Post Newsletter Oct 2011

Hello, Thank you for using our website. We welcome you to our Monthly New Post; this first issue will give you highlights of the key happenings in October round the College of Health Sciences (MakCHS) Read on and get back to us, with comments, clarifications and more information.

Partners re-commit to Health Care Improvement; Catalyzing and Institutionalizing Quality Improvement

In the eleven years since the Millennium Development Goals declaration, three of which relate directly to health and the others linked indirectly, major steps have been undertaken in nearly all developing countries to attain them. Efforts to reduce health indices have been made through increased resources allocated by both national and international sources, expanded health worker training, and major health system re-organization. Most developing countries have posted modest declines in maternal, infant and child mortality and some reductions in selected morbidity. However, these Read More

Bachelor of Clinical Nutrition in the Offing at the College of Health Sciences

The Department of Physiology School of Biomedical Sciences has today 16th November 2011 unveiled a new bachelorÔÇÖs program scheduled to begin next academic year. The Bachelor of Clinical Nutrition is designed to address gaps in health facilities where the deployment of nutritionists who can deal with the practical aspects on malnutrition, is inadequate. Presenting the program to stakeholders at a Stakeholder Consultation workshop today, Dr. Josephine Kasolo, the Chair Department of Physiology, said that the programÔÇÖs key objective is to develop clinical nutrition practitioners with the Read More

The Makerere University Radiology Students Exhibition

The Makerere University Radiology StudentsÔÇÖ Association today November 10th held their annual Radiology equipment exhibition where a diverse range of equipment was exhibited by students and service providers. The exhibition was held at the College of Health Sciences Quadrangle. The President, Makerere University College of Health Sciences Julius Mayanja said that the objective of the exhibition was to sensitise the people about the role of medical imaging in health care service delivery. The exhibition targeted among others the general public who often are tempted to believe that Read More

Second Family Medicine Second Conference Opens in Kampala

Family Medicine Advocates and Practitioners Make Strong Case for its Strengthening and Recognition The 2nd Annual Family Medicine conference in Uganda has opened at Muyenga Club in Kampala. The two-day conference attracted over 30 participants from institutions in Uganda, Rwanda, Belgium, USA and Southern Sudan. The theme of the conference is ÔÇÿImproving Health Systems in Africa: the Contribution of Family MedicineÔÇÖ. In his keynote address Dr. Scott Loeliger, Program Director at Global Health through Education, Training and Service (GHETS), said that Family Medicine should be on Read More

ANDI establishes 32 Centres of Excellence in Health Innovation in Africa | MakCHS' Infectious Diseases Institute among these

The African Network for Drugs and Diagnostics Innovation (ANDI) on October 27th concluded its annual stakeholders meeting in Addis  Ababa, Ethiopia, with the recognition of Makerere University College of Health Sciences' Infectious Diseases Institute among 32 African  institutions as ANDI Centres of Excellence in health innovation. Click to read the details.

The Journey from the Farm to the Lungs: Who Gains from Tobacco in Africa?

As part of the activities to mark the launch of the Centre for Tobacco Control in Africa on November 1st 2011, a public lecture delivered by Professor Peter Odhiambo, Chairman Kenya Tobacco Control Board was delivered at Serena Hotel in Kampala. The lecture was attended by hundreds of people from diverse backgrounds, many of who had participated in the No-Tobacco Walk from Mulago to Serena Hotel. Professor Odhiambo said that in the campaign against tobacco, it is very important to appreciate the fact that tobacco is a cash crop that brings in money to some people. He however hastened Read More

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