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Bachelor of Clinical Nutrition in the Offing at the College of Health Sciences

The Department of Physiology School of Biomedical Sciences has today 16th November 2011 unveiled a new bachelorÔÇÖs program scheduled to begin next academic year. The Bachelor of Clinical Nutrition is designed to address gaps in health facilities where the deployment of nutritionists who can deal with the practical aspects on malnutrition, is inadequate. Presenting the program to stakeholders at a Stakeholder Consultation workshop today, Dr. Josephine Kasolo, the Chair Department of Physiology, said that the programÔÇÖs key objective is to develop clinical nutrition practitioners with Read More

The Makerere University Radiology Students Exhibition

The Makerere University Radiology Students├ö├ç├û Association today November 10th held their annual Radiology equipment exhibition where a diverse range of equipment was exhibited by students and service providers. The exhibition was held at the College of Health Sciences Quadrangle. The President, Makerere University College of Health Sciences Julius Mayanja said that the objective of the exhibition was to sensitise the people about the role of medical imaging in health care service delivery. The exhibition targeted among others the general public who often are tempted to believe Read More

Second Family Medicine Second Conference Opens in Kampala

Family Medicine Advocates and Practitioners Make Strong Case for its Strengthening and Recognition The 2nd Annual Family Medicine conference in Uganda has opened at Muyenga Club in Kampala. The two-day conference attracted over 30 participants from institutions in Uganda, Rwanda, Belgium, USA and Southern Sudan. The theme of the conference is ÔÇÿImproving Health Systems in Africa: the Contribution of Family MedicineÔÇÖ. In his keynote address Dr. Scott Loeliger, Program Director at Global Health through Education, Training and Service (GHETS), said that Family Medicine should Read More

ANDI establishes 32 Centres of Excellence in Health Innovation in Africa | MakCHS' Infectious Diseases Institute among these

The African Network for Drugs and Diagnostics Innovation (ANDI) on October 27th concluded its annual stakeholders meeting in Addis  Ababa, Ethiopia, with the recognition of Makerere University College of Health Sciences' Infectious Diseases Institute among 32 African  institutions as ANDI Centres of Excellence in health innovation. Click to read the details.

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

PEDAGOGICAL SKILLS TRAINING WORKSHOP FROM 17TH TO 21ST OCTOBER HELD AT MakCHS

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

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

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