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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

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS | INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE OF CHILD HEALTHÔö¼├í

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

Two-week Pharmacokinetics/Pharmacodynamics Research Training Course Open at the Makerere University College of Health Sciences

A two-week Clinical pharmacokinetics/pharmacodynamics research course focusing on HIV/AIDS antimalarial drug therapy has opened at the College of Health Sciences. The course has participants from Uganda and Sweden.Ôö¼├í Speaking at the opening ceremony, the Head of the Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics Associate Professor Paul Waako, said that the Makerere University-Karolinska Institutet collaboration is expanding to other directions other than PhD studies. The Dean, School of Biomedical Sciences, Associate Professor Charles Ibingira said the school is Read More

PhD Defense | PHARMACOGENETIC ASPECTS OF HIV/AIDS, TUBERCULOSIS AND MALARIA: EMPHASIS ON UGANDAN POPULATION

Infectious diseases such as HIV, tuberculosis and malaria are endemic in Africa and often require concomitant treatments that may result into subsequent drugÔÇôdrug interactions. Inter-individual variability in the pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of drugs used in infectious diseases, as a result of genetic polymorphism, has been reported. Pharmacogenetics of HIV, TB and malaria treatments is inadequately described in the African population. This thesis describes the pharmacogenetic aspects of HIV, TB and malaria treatment focusing on the Ugandan population. Studies were Read More

The Uganda Cancer Institute to Get a StateÔÇÉofÔÇÉtheÔÇÉart Research and Training Facility

The Uganda Cancer Institute yesterday marked a groundbreaking ceremony to start the construction of a threeÔÇÉstorey Uganda Cancer Institute/Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Centre Clinic and Training Institute. The building will house adult and paediatric exam rooms as well as infectious disease, cancer histopathology and molecular diagnostics laboratories. The groundbreaking ceremony was performed by the Vice President His excellence, Edward Ssekandi who represented the President. In the speech read by Hon. Ssekandi, President Yoweri Museveni noted that death rates due to cancer are Read More

WHO Country Representative Visits the Centre for Tobacco Control in Africa

The WHO Country Representative/Uganda, Dr. Joaquim Saweka visited the Centre for Tobacco Control in Africa (CTCA) offices to familiarise himself with the Centre before its official launch on November 1st. He congratulated Makerere University College of Health Sciences, School of Public Health (MakSPH) for winning the highly competitive bid to host the African Centre.Ôö¼├í He urged the Centre staff to start show casing results, create awareness about the Centre and ensure that the Centre benefits all the African countries. The WR pledged WHO├ö├ç├ûs commitment to supporting the Centre Read More

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