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Makerere University College of Health Sciences Reaches out to Policy Makers for Research Evidence Needs

The Makerere University College of Health Sciences has moved out of the classrooms and laboratories and has reached out to Policy makers providing them with much needed research evidence for policy decision making. Engaging policy makers for health policy has been one of the areas where academics have been invisible for a long term. Now, the College of Health Sciences has two innovations around this issue; one is a rapid response service to policy makers research evidence needs. According to Dr. Rhona Mijumbi, Project Officer, Rapid Response Service, policy makers at different Read More

Call for Proposals for Research Grants: Africa Initiative

Hello, We are proud to announce that on behalf of the Africa Initiative that the research grants competition is now accepting new proposals for funding of up to $15,000 CAD. We would like to invite applicants to submit proposals that are field-based and address substantive, policy-relevant challenges facing African policy makers at national, regional and global levels in one of more of the areas of conflict resolution, energy, food security, health, migration and the cross-cutting theme of climate change. Please circulate widely to your colleagues. The Africa Initiative Read More

Call for Applications: Africa Initiative Graduate Research Grant 2012

The Africa Initiative exchange program is currently accepting applications for its Graduate Research Grant program for research to be conducted between April and September, 2012.  Please forward this widely on graduate student listservs. The application deadline is January 15, 2012. The AI Graduate Research Grant supports short-term academic placements for Africans and Canadians undertaking research on Africa. The program is building capacity by giving bright, highly-motivated students and scholars an opportunity to discover and impart new learning in a cross-cultural experience. Read More

Makerere University College of Health Sciences Hosts the 1st Evidence Based Health Care in Africa (EBHC) Symposium

Evidence-Based Health Care (EBHC) involves deliberate use of up-to-date research evidence in making decision about the treatment of patients or the general delivery of health services. WhileÔö¼├í Evidence based health care has been practiced in developed countries much longer, in Africa the approach to health service delivery is still a mystery to many and needs a lot of advocacy work to take root. November 24th 2011, over 80 practitioners, academics, lobbyists and other stakeholders convened at Imperial Royale Hotel in Kampala to take stock of what is being done and how best Read More

Makerere University College of Health Sciences Students Give Back to Society

They all boarded the bus armed with enthusiasm, zeal and excitement. But most importantly for their hosts, they were armed with an assortment of drugs and supplies. 17th November 2011, the residents of Kiziba, Masuliita in Wakiso district were the beneficiaries of free medical care, courtesy of students of Makerere University College of Health Sciences. The students, under their association, Makerere University Medical Students Association mobilised drugs and other resources from a variety of partners, including pharmaceutical companies, medical engineering companies, banks, civil society Read More

School for Dental Technicians officially Inaugurated

The Director for Planning in the Ministry of Health Dr. Isaac Ezati has said that oral health and dental care are key activities in the Health Sector Strategic and Investment Plan; wellÔÇÉresourced in the Ministry in terms of personnel. He regretted to note that dental services were wellÔÇÉdeveloped where the government had established very good dental care system in the 60s and early 70s; with high level training, but all this went to waste. Dr. Ezati was speaking at the inauguration of the School for Dental Technicians Mulago Hospital, with a StateÔÇÉofÔÇÉtheÔÇÉart Read More

November 18th 2011, Kampala: The 7th Annual Makerere University Medical Students Association Conference on Child Health opens in Kampala

They came in droves; they came from Gulu, Mbarara and Kampala. Some came from as far as Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, USA, India and Nigeria. They were all eager faces and alert brains. Medical students from different parts of the African continent today started a two-day International Conference on Child Health in Uganda and Africa broadly. The 7th in a series, the conference attracted over 100 students and other medical practitioners. Opening the conference at Kabira Country Club in Kampala, Professor James Tumwine of the Department of Paediatrics Makerere University College of Health Read More


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


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