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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


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

7th Annual Scientific Conference (All for health - One Health) | Day 3 Bulletin

Below are the highlights of day 3 at the 7th Annual Scientific Conference of the MakCHS. Download the attachment.

Makerere Reopens - New 2011/2012 Semester Dates

Aware of the fact that students had missed lectures, the University Council resolved that the University Senate discusses the issue pertaining to the academic calendar and the duration of the semester (in lieu of the time lost). The Senate advised Council accordingly. The Makerere University Senate held an emergency meeting on Wednesday 28th September 2011 and approved the Makerere University 2011/2012 Semester Dates as per the attachment.

Hundreds gather for the conference | Day 1 Bulletin

Hundreds of professionals from Uganda and other parts of the world have converged in Kampala for the 7th Annual Scientific Conference of the Makerere University College of Health Sciences (MakCHS). The event also doubles as the 19th Annual Science Conference of the Uganda National Association for Community and Occupational Health (UNACOH) as well as the WHO 10th Dr. Mathew Lukwiya Memorial Lecture. It is being held during the Science Week, an initiative of the Uganda National Council for Science and Technology (UNCST). The three day conferenceÔÇÖs main theme is ÔÇ£All for Read More