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Day of Lung Science 4th May 2016

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10th RAN Innovation Garage scheduled Friday April 29, 2016 5:00pm EAT

The RAN Innovation Garage is a great platform to support home grown engineering solutions and through these monthly sessions Garage participants support local solutions being developed to transcend nations. All efforts are directed towards launching paradigm shifting Innovations that will change the way we conduct business. Soon we will witness technologies developed in Africa being launched on the global market. Come and be part of the Team of Innovators but most importantly share feedback on these African conceived, developed, incubated, fabricated and scaled innovative solutions as we all Read More

Monitoring and Evaluation Technical Support (METS) Programme gets official nod to Conduct Business

The Monitoring and Evaluation Technical Support (METS) programme has been officially launched by the Minister of Health Hon. Dr. Elioda Tumwesigye at the Serena Kampala Hotel. In his speech, Dr. Elioda Tumwesigye remarked that the Vision2040 emphasises the importance of Monitoring and Evaluation to provide relevant information for focusing programmes and plans. He noted that the contribution of the METS to HIV M Read More

Makerere University Environmental Health Students’ Association 13th Scientific Conference a Major Success

Makerere University Environmental Health Students’ Association (MUEHSA) is a student-led association started in 2002 by students on the Bachelors of Environmental Health Science programme at Makerere University School of Public Health. With the aim of promoting environmental health in Uganda, the association holds a variety of activities including celebrating annual international health days, community outreach programmes and lobbying for improved environmental health. Year after year, since 2003, the association has been organizing annual scientific conferences hosting participants from Read More

New free e-learning course on Personalised Medicine

This course has been developed by ecancer in conjunction with the ‘Personalised Medicine’ project, co-funded under the European Community’s 7th Framework Programme, aimed at developing new tools, IT infrastructure and VPH models to accelerate personalised medicine for the benefit of the patient. The course consists of 12 separate modules which contain explanations of a number of topics including molecular profiling, molecular imaging, personalised treatments, tailored surgery, cognitive psychology and pharmacogenomics, and is aimed at Healthcare professionals and researchers wanting to Read More

OHCEA Holds its 16th Board of Directors’ Meeting

OHCEA’s Board of Directors is comprised of 9 members with the Regional Program Manager as the Secretary. The Board meets on a quarterly basis to review the network’s performance, formulate policy, oversee promotion and realization of OHCEA’s vision and mission, consider annual work plans and budgets, mobilize resources, approve staff structure and appointments, and make recommendations for the Summit’s consideration. The 16th OHCEA Board of Directors’ meeting was held at Ngorongoro Serena Hotel in Tanzania on March 21 to 22, 2016. It was attended by 7 Board members and the Director of the Read More

Announcing and inviting you to apply to share your innovation at TechCon2016!

We are pleased to announce TechCon 2016 a convening scheduled November 10-12, 2016 at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), in the Boston area USA. TechCon 2016 will explore the growing emphasis on the importance of innovation in local communities to solve development challenges. TechCon 2016 will also host the Higher Education Solutions Network (HESN’s) 3rd Innovation Marketplace. The Innovation Marketplace is a competition showcasing the talent of students and young researchers and innovators who are using science, technology, innovation, and partnerships (STIP) to tackle global Read More

OHCEA orients new staff and sets up office in Cameroon

Faculty of Health Sciences, Universite des Montagnes (UdM) of Cameroon was the 15th member to be admitted in OHCEA. UdM was not only the first member to be admitted from Cameroon but also happens to be the only private institution. To ensure proper coordination of activities, OHCEA recruits staff and also sets up an office in each of the partner countries. UdM provided office space at Bangangte for the country office. Having recruited a Country Administrator and Focal Person, OHCEA’s next step was to set up an office and orient staff who run the office and those who lead implementation of Read More

Universite des Montagnes starts the first One Health Students’ Club in Cameroon

With support from OHCEA, students from Cameroon’s Universite des Montagnes have started what is believed to be the first One Health students’ club in the country. With barely two months since its start, the club boasts of a number of achievements such as:- • Election of a multidisciplinary executive committee of 8 members consisting of 50% females • Conducted sensitization on One Health within the student community • Registration of more than 60 active members • Creating a WhatsApp group that is used as a platform for sharing One Health information among members • Setting up a Facebook Read More

Good Clinical Practice (ICH-GCP) Training Announcement

This is to remind you that the clinical Trials Unit at Makerere University College of Health Sciences (NACCAP II ARISE-NETWORK) and the Amsterdam Institute for Global Health and Development in Uganda is organizing a Good Clinical Practice course on 28th -29th April 2016 at MUJHU 3 Video Conference Room Course fee: 200,000/= Venue: MUJHU 3 Video conference room Account Details: Bank Name: Stanbic Bank Uganda Limited Branch: Corporate Branch Account Name: Makerere University College of Health Sciences Research* Account Number: 9030005655047 Amount : Read More

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