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MakCHS Hosts MPs on the Science and Technology Committee

Members of Parliament on the Science and Technology Committee yesterday visited the College of Health Sciences to evaluate the CollegeÔÇÖs efforts in research and the contribution the research to national development agenda. The team of MPs was part of a university-wide team that visited all the CollegeÔÇÖs involved in science and technology research and innovations. The MPs were happy to note that the College is involved in research in key areas of national priority like TB, HIV and other infectious diseases. They however expressed dismay that the College is dismally funded to carry Read More

Grand Rounds | International grand round on PMTCT; where are we now?

The Makerere University College of Health Sciences together with JHU are organizing a Video Conference Grand Round.TOPIC: International Grand Round on PMTCT; where are we now?DATE:14th February 2012TIME:Start time 1600hrs East African standard time                 End time 1730hrs East African Standard timeDownload the Ad below for more info.

Makerere University College of Health Sciences to Establish a Research Support Unit

The College of Health Sciences (CHS) is in advanced stages of establishing a Research Support Unit to further enhance its research capacity and strengthen its position at the forefront in health research in the region. At an internal stakeholder consultation workshop held January 31st 2012 at Protea Hotel, the Principal College of Health Sciences, Professor Nelson Sewankambo noted that in the last few years, the College has scaled up research activities and applauded members of staff who have been instrumental and active in research and grant writing. Professor Sewankambo said that Read More

Makerere University College of Health sciences Gets more Staff with PhD Degrees

Makerere University is currently conducting its 62nd graduation ceremony at the University Freedom Square. The College of Health Sciences is among those that presented its students for the award of degrees including PhD degrees. A total of eight PhD degrees were conferred from the College of Health Sciences; six of them to members of staff. Six of the graduates are female. Attached is a pictorial of the ceremony.

Kidney Disease in Uganda is registering more Cases

The 3 ÔÇôday Kampala Renal Week Conference has opened in Kampala with a call for adoption and application of basic preventive measures at community level to reduce the kidney disease burden in Uganda.  The call was made by Ms. Jennifer Musisi Semakula, the Executive Director Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) while opening the conference at Grand Imperial Hotel. She said that with the involvement of the political leadership the City Authority is embarking on a massive campaign to reach the communities to ensure that health aspects of city management are adequately Read More

The Need for all Specialists to work together to raise the Profile of Communication Disabilities

The 4th East African Conference on Communication Disability has opened in Kampala with participation from Speech and Language Therapists, audiologists, neuro-paediatricians, counsellors and ENT consultants. The 4 ÔÇôday conference on the theme ÔÇÿStrengthening Partnerships to Promote ServicesÔÇÖ, was opened by the Principal Makerere University College of Health Sciences, Professor Nelson Sewankambo. He noted that Speech and Language Therapy is breaking new ground in Uganda. He further noted that there is need to do a lot of publicity and education about Speech and Language Therapy, Read More


Makerere University; Uganda's premier institution of higher learning is from January 16th 2012-January 20th 2012 holding its 62nd graduation ceremony. The week-long ceremony will be presided over by the Chancellor Makerere University, Professor Mondo Kagonyera. The College of Health Sciences will present its graduands on 16th January 2012. We congratulate all parents and graduands for coming this far.

Prof. Barya recieves International award

The Vice Chancellor, Professor Venansius BaryamureebaÔÇÖs exceptional contributions to education have received recognition at the Africa-India Partnership Summit 2011. Professor Baryamureeba was presented with the Award for Outstanding Contribution to Education, in the Individual Category, at the Le Matinal Educational Excellence Awards, held on Wednesday 14th December 2011 at the Sugar Beach Resort, Mauritius. Find details here 

The 4th East African Conference on Communication Disability

The 4th East African Conference on Communication Disability brings together professionals who work with people with communication difficulties to share knowledge and skills, build supportive relationships and present new and exciting research from across the African continent. Details in the flyer - see attachment.

Makerere University College of Health Sciences Wins Grand Challenges Canada Point-of Care Grant

A tool that will guide the rational placement of medical diagnostic devices is soon to be developed for East African countries. The computer-based tool will be developed by Makerere University researchers who have just won a Grand Challenges Canada grant of USD 500,000 to develop the tool and pilot it in the region. Announcing the exciting news, the Makerere University researcher on this grant, Dr. Achilles Katamba said that the purpose of the project is not to develop devices, but gather data that will result into the design of a GIS tool, that will guide decision making regarding Read More