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Environmental Health Students Tackle Environmental Pollution as a Key Causal Factor in Climate Change

  The Makerere University Environmental Health Students Association (MUEHSA) held their Annual Scientific Conference 12th-13th April 2012 on the theme, ├ö├ç├┐Environmental Pollution: A Key Factor to Climate Change and its Impact on Health├ö├ç├û. Opening the conference, the Dean School of Public Health, Associate Professor William Bazeyo pointed out that twenty years ago, although people were talking about issues like pollution, there was no recognition for environmental health and it was not an area of study in the School of Public Health. ├ö├ç┬úMedics think they Read More


The Deputy Chairman, Rubirizi District, Mr. John Mubangizi has called on universities with health training programs to intensify community student placement strategies as one of the most cost-effective ways of dealing with health promotion and education. Mr. Mubangizi was speaking to a delegation from Medical Education for Equitable Services for All Ugandans (MESAU) Consortium, together with a delegation from the Medical Education Partnership Initiative (MEPI) Coordinating Centre and the US National Institutes of Health. The three delegations were on a site visit mission to get a feel of Read More


For Makerere University College of Health Sciences to generate a new crop of leaders, the concept and practice of mentorship has to be institutionalised with the necessary facilities and structures in place. While opening a one day mentorship workshop for staff and students of Makerere University College of Health Sciences, the Deputy Principal Professor Celestino Obua noted that mentorship should not only be seen as necessary for students, but should be extended to junior faculty as well.He said when senior staff fail to mentor the junior faculty, the basis for generating the next generation Read More

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 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 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 ├ö├ç├┐Your Big Year Competition 2012├ö├ç├û, 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 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-­├ö├ç├ëbased 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 Read More