News, Stories and Announcements

The Journey from the Farm to the Lungs: Who Gains from Tobacco in Africa?

As part of the activities to mark the launch of the Centre for Tobacco Control in Africa on November 1st 2011, a public lecture delivered by Professor Peter Odhiambo, Chairman Kenya Tobacco Control Board was delivered at Serena Hotel in Kampala. The lecture was attended by hundreds of people from diverse backgrounds, many of who had participated in the No-Tobacco Walk from Mulago to Serena Hotel. Professor Odhiambo said that in the campaign against tobacco, it is very important to appreciate the fact that tobacco is a cash crop that brings in money to some people. He however hastened Read More

ÔÇÿUse the Experiences of Individuals to Talk About the Harm in Tobacco UseÔÇÖ

Dr. Christine Ondoa - Minister of Health What was meant to be a meeting to share with Members of Parliament and key stakeholders, what is happening in the area of tobacco control in Africa, turned into a series of testimonies. The most touching testimonies came from three eminent Ugandans; a Member of Parliament; a Honourable Minister and a university don. The Member of Parliament: The jovial Member of Parliament from Eastern Uganda (Teso region) said he is a product of smoking parents. Both his parents used to be committed smokers, producing very tiny and low birth weight Read More

ReBUILD 2nd Consortium Meeting ends in Kampala

The ReBUILD Consortium held its Second Consortium Meeting in Kampala October 31st ÔÇô November 4th 2011. The meeting brought together thirty consortium members from Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM), Institute for Health and Development, Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh, UK, Makerere University School of Public Health, Kampala, Uganda, College of Medicine and Allied Health Sciences, Freetown, Sierra Leone, Biomedical Research and Training Institute, Harare, Zimbabwe and Cambodia Development Resource Institute, Phnom Penh, Cambodia. The ReBUILD Consortium work Read More


A pedagogical skills workshop was held at MakSPH starting from 17th to 21st October 2011. This was to enhance teaching skills of faculty aiming at improving quality of teaching and equipping new faculty with methods and new modes of communication in health. Also old faculty members attended with the purpose of refreshing their own skills and others from projects like the HIV/AIDS Fellowship Programme and the Regional Quality of Health Care who facilitate on the MakSPH courses, support graduate students to carry out research and participate in curriculum development at the school Read More

Makerere University Hosts the First Ever Tobacco Control Resource Centre for Africa

The first ever Centre for Tobacco Control in Africa was launched on November 1st 2011 at Kasangati Makerere University premises. The centre is hosted by Makerere University College of Health Sciences School of Public Health on behalf of a consortium comprising of Uganda Health Communication Alliance (UHCA) and Uganda National Association for Community and Occupational Health (UNACOH). Presiding over the launch, the Speaker of Parliament, The Right Honourable Rebecca Kadaga informed the guests that government is already working on a Tobacco Control Bill, which has already been Read More


Venue: Kabira County Club              Date: Nov 18-19, 2011 THEME: "Promoting Child Health in Sub Saharan Africa" TRACKS: A. PEADIATRIC HIV B. NUTRITION C. CHILD SURVIVAL STRATEGIES D. CASE REPORTS OF COMMON CHILDHOOD ILLNESSES E. CHILD HEALTH POLICY AND SOCI0-ECONOMIC DETERMINANTS OF CHILD HEALTH F. OTHER PEADIATRIC CHALLENGES You are hereby invited to submit your manuscript/ abstract for the above conference. Deadline: Nov 14, 2011   submit to:   Ismael Kawooya (MBChB V) Chair, Scientific Read More

Fees payable to National Council for Higher Education

All students are hereby informed that fees amounting to UG.SHS20,000 (twenty thousand shillings) were introduced with effect from this academic year 2011/2012 payable to the National Council for Higher Education (NCHE). The purpose of this communication is to advise students to pay these fees to the NCHE Account, details of which may be found in these Details. 

Programme for Students' ID Issuing & Renewal 2011/12

The Office of the Academic Registrar Makerere University has released the programme for taking ID-Photos for First Year students, as well as ID renewal for Continuing studentsThe exercise will run from Monday 31st October to Friday 25th November 2011 and will beheld at the ID Section, Ground Floor, Senate Building, Makerere University. Details are here

New Job Opportunities at the MakCHS School of Public Health (Project Manager and Administrative Assistant)

Makerere University School of Public Health (MUSPH) in collaboration with Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are undertaking a project to establish strong surveillance systems for Most-at-Risk Populations (MARPS) for HIV/AIDS particularly in ┬┤┬╝├╝ shing communities in Uganda. The project based at Makerere University School of Public Health now invites applications for the positions of Project Manager and Administrative Assistant. Find details in the attachment.

New Courses Introduced

The Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics under the School of Biomedical Sciences has introduced two new short courses.Ôö¼├í The Rational pharmaceutical management course; This is an evening course tailored for participants with scientific background but with no priorÔö¼├í training in pharmaceutical sciences but are interested in working in the pharmaceutical sector. This 10 weeks course is run twice a year. The advanced pharmacokinetic and Pharmacodynamics course: This is an advanced suitable for graduate students and senior professionals. The course is run once a Read More