News, Stories and Announcements

Scholarship for East African Diploma in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene

 The East African Diploma in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (DTM&H) is an annual course offered at Makerere University and Kilimanjaro Christian Medical College (KCMC). The course is offered under a collaboration between Makerere University Kampala (Mak), London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) UK, University of Washington (UW) USA, Johns Hopkins University (JHU) USA, and Kilimanjaro Christian Medical College (KCMC) Moshi, Tanzania.The course brings together international (US and UK) and African (Ugandan and Tanzanian) medical doctors into one classroom to study Read More

The College of Health Sciences Sets its Research Priorities

The College of Health Sciences, Friday 1st July 2011 held its Research Agenda setting meeting to identify and agree on its research priorities. The meeting was attended by staff and faculty from the different Schools in the College. ÔÇ£Outcome exceeded expectation in view of divergence of the field.┬á We managed to come to a common agreement which was inclusive-no one felt left out, one of the participants said.ÔÇØ ┬á The Principal College of Health Sciences, Professor Nelson Sewankambo emphasized that this was important as complaints have always been raised about Read More

Rockefeller Foundation Vice President Ms. Heather Grady Hails College of Health Sciences for Optimal use of grants

The visiting Rockefeller Foundation Vice President, Ms. Heather Grady has hailed the College of Health Sciences for using well seed money to obtain maximum impact. Ms. Grady was visiting the College as part of a familiarization tour if Makerere University to get an idea of the activities and projects the Foundation funds at the University. ÔÇ£Seed money can have great impacts if used well.┬á Makerere University has been a leader in many areas, and community training of students is a rewarding element and addition to education in healthÔÇØ, she said. The Principal College of Read More

Why is there a Wide Gap Between What we Know and What we Do?

This is one of the issues addressed by one of the papers in a PLoS Medicine series on maternal, neonatal and child health in Africa. Authored by among others, MakCHS Principal, Professor Nelson Sewankambo, the article has now become part of the WHO/PLoS Special Collection, ÔÇ£No Health Without ResearchÔÇØ.  Other authors are James Whitworth and Valerie A. Snewin of the Wellcome Trust, UK. Using research evidence for better health policy and planning is a major key area of focus, globally. The WHO is therefore focusing its World Health Report (WHR) 2012 on the theme of research Read More

New PHD Course: Pharmacokinetics/pharmacodynamics PhD/Research cross-cutting course

The Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics, Makerere University College of Health Sciences┬á in collaboration with The Division of Clinical Pharmacology, Karolinska Intitutet, Sweden advertises a PhD cross-cutting course to be hosted at the College of Health Sciences. Course Name Pharmacokinetics/pharmacodynamics PhD/Research cross-cutting course. Course number: 2494 (KI)┬á - PK/PD (MakCHS) Course Language: English Date: 2011-10-10ÔÇö2011-10-30 Course outline: Evaluation of design and results of pharmacokinetic/dynamic studies of HIV, tuberculosis and Read More


Applications are invited for a new programme of PhD fellowships run by a consortium of Ugandan Universities (Makerere University, Gulu University, Mbarara University of Science & Technology, Busitema University and Kampala International University) in partnership with John Hopkins University.  This new scheme is aimed at supporting the most promising young Ugandan Medical Educators/scientists employed at any of the Ugandan MESAU institutions who wish to undertake rigorous research training and contribute to medical education. Successful applicants will develop their potential Read More

Opportunity for Mini-Sabbatical Grants And Pump-Priming Grants

Staff members (teaching or research) from any of the African THRiVE Institutions (Gulu University, Kilimanjaro Christian Medical College, Makerere University, National University of Rwanda, National Institute of Medical Research-Mwanza, Uganda Virus Research Institute and International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology) are invited to apply for Mini-Sabbaticals or Pump ÔÇô Priming Grants. The main objectives of the grants are to: Foster collaboration between THRiVE institutes and staff Encourage sharing of specialized tools and expertise within the THRiVE network Read More

Trainees from MakCHS, Uganda present at Bioethics Week event

As part of FABTPÔÇÖs 2011 partnership with┬áMakerere University, College of Health Sciences(MakCHS),┬áMr. Paul Kutyabami,┬áMs. Aida Nakawunde┬áand┬áMr. Freddy Kitutu┬áare currently studying at Johns Hopkins University (JHU) ÔÇô undergoing coursework; observing and interacting with Institutional Review Boards; visiting with scholars and staff at the NIH, FDA and OHRP; and meeting with faculty and mentors at JHU. Freddy, Aida and Paul will remain in Baltimore through the end of June, at which time they will return to Kamapala, Uganda to implement individual practicum projects that Read More

Pre-antiretroviral Care and Delayed Initiation of Antiretroviral Therapy in Iganga Uganda

MAKERERE UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF HEALTH SCIENCES-KAROLINSKA INSTITUTE JOINT PhD Public Defence BY DR. MUHAMADI LUBEGA Topic: Pre-antiretroviral Care and Delayed Initiation of Antiretroviral Therapy in Iganga Uganda Background: Uganda has been heralded as a success story in the fight against HIV/AIDS having reduced HIV prevalence from 20% to 6% over the last twenty years. The country also has a presumably high HIV and ART awareness having adopted an open and multi-sectoral approach in fighting the pandemic. In many districts, however, many people living with HIV/AIDS (PLHIV) either do not take Read More

Call for Applications: Africa Initiative Graduate Research Grant

 The Africa Initiative is pleased to announce the call for applications for the Africa Initiative Graduate Research Grant. Please forward this email to any interested parties. Attached is a poster advertising the program, the application form, the list of eligible institutions, program guidelines, and the press release.   The Africa Initiative Graduate Research Grant program supports short-term academic placements for students enrolled in a MasterÔÇÖs or PhD program at select African universities.* The program offers grants of up to CAD$10,000 each to fifteen students per Read More