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BackgroundThe International Health Research Ethics Training (IHRET) program at Makerere University College of Health Sciences aims at producing trainees who will show leadership and significant contribution to improving standards and practice of research ethics to protect the safety and welfare of research participants. The program offers three levels of training which include Masters, Post graduate Diploma and short courses. The short courses include Research Ethics which run for 3-5 days. Research Ethics course is one of the short courses that describes the application of bioethics to Read More

Day of Lung Science - June 2017 | Researching TB treatment: Waksman, Wallace and Wandegeya

Topic: Researching TB treatment: Waksman, Wallace and Wandegeya Presenter: Prof. Andrew NunSenior StatisticianMedical Research CouncilClinical Trials Unit at the University College London Chair: Dr. Alphonse OkweraMBChB, MMed, MSc, PhD BackgroundFollowing the randomised trial of Streptomycin versus bed rest published in 1948, there followed a series of trials in which effective chemotherapeutic regimens for TB were made available both in the developed and developing world. Unfortunately, adherence to 18 or more months’ treatment was poor. The advent of rifampicin in the Read More

Good Clinical Practice (ICH-GCP) Training Announcement 20-21 July 2017

This is to inform you that Makerere University College of Health Sciences within its Clinical Trials Unit (CTU) in collaboration with Amsterdam Institute for Global Health and Development (AIGHD) Uganda is organizing a Good Clinical Practice (GCP) course. This GCP course is a full time two-day face to face training with certification on successful completion, and acknowledged by the Uganda National Council for Science and Technology (UNCST). A basic understanding of GCP is a pre-requisite as well as current and or past involvement in clinical  Read More

The 13th Joint Annual Scientific Health Conference 2017

As we position ourselves as the global health community to face the realities of the changing world and in line with the United Nations 2030 agenda for Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), health continues to play an important role in development. The cornerstone of achieving SDGs is woven in the fabric of a healthy population in each country especially the developing countries, but keeping in mind the global community as a whole. The achievement of health care for all will take a determined, healthy population working together in a collective effort with policy makers that understand the Read More


This is to let you know and remind some that the above symposium will take place August 16th -18th 2017 at Serena Hotel in Kampala. The details are here attached. For the social media savvy, please use the following Twitter hashtags #UHC Read More

Call for solutions improving maternal and child health in Uganda (17th May - 30th June)

The call for solutions improving maternal and child health in Uganda is now live! Find more details about this call at

Public Lecture | Where Law meets Public Health Policy: the Case of Maternal Health in Uganda

The Makerere University Centre of Excellence for Maternal Newborn and Child Health in partnership with the Centre for Health Human Rights and Development invite you to this interesting lecture. The challenges of maternal health still abound in Uganda and are now beginning to attract litigation. Come hear legal and public health experts decipher these issues at this public lecture to be chaired by Associate Prof Lynn Atuyambe. Programme • Welcome Remarks - Associate Prof Peter Waiswa, Head, Makerere University Centre of Excellence for Maternal Newborn and Child Health. • Public Interest Read More

PhD Defence | Urinary tract infections in pregnancy – studies in vivo and in vitro

The School of Medicine announces Dr. Musa Sekikubo’s PhD defense which is scheduled for Thursday 24th May 2017 as per the details below. Kindly plan to attend. Topic: “Urinary tract infections in pregnancy – studies in vivo and in vitro" Candidate: Dr. Musa Sekikubo Venue: College Conference Room Date: Wednesday 24th May 2017 (9.00 am- 12.00 PM) SUPERVISORS Prof. Annelie Brauner MD, PhD Karolinska Institutet Department of Microbiology, Tumor and Cell Biology Division of Clinical Microbiology Prof. Fred Kironde PhD Makerere University Department of Read More

Reminder | Invitation to the Innovation Exhibition at Makerere University on Thursday April 6, 2017, 8:30 am EAT

Makerere University School of Public Health ResilientAfrica Network (RAN) is pleased to share a reminder that the RAN interactive Innovation Exhibition Round 2 is scheduled Thursday April 6, 2017 in the  Makerere University Main Hall and Gardens adjacent to St. Augustine Catholic Chapel starting 8:30 am EAT to 4:00 pm EAT. From a pool of over 100 applications, the RAN team shortlisted 29 potentially trans formative innovative solutions (each MUST exhibit a working prototype) to be exhibited to the public and a Panel of experienced and multidisciplinary Judges.RAN Read More

Symposium on Health Financing for Universal Health Coverage in Low and Middle Income Countries

Global attention has shifted to achieving Universal Health Coverage (UHC) which entails ensuring healthy lives and promoting well-being for all at all ages” (goal 3.8) as part of the Sustainable Development Goals. Subsequently, many countries have made commitments to support progress toward UHC. It has also been realized that UHC requires policy actions in a complex and increasingly multi-sectoral arena, with legitimate role-bearers ranging from ministries of; Health, Finance, Education, Local Government, Labour Gender and Social Development and among development partners, private sector and Read More