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The MEPI/ NEPI 2016 Symposium under the theme - Tackling Africa’s Health Challenges: Promoting Health Professions' Education, Practice, Research and Retention of Health Workers.

The MEPI/ NEPI 2016 Symposium Steering Committee is pleased to invite you to the MEPI/NEPI 2016 Symposium. The Medical and Nurses Education Partnership Initiatives (MEPI and NEPI) have joined hands to convene an African health professions education meeting this year. For the last five years, MEPI and NEPI have been implementing education reforms in medical and nursing education in a number of countries in Africa in partnership with other institutions in Africa, the USA and UK funded by the US government through PEPFAR and NIH with the aim of addressing the critical shortage of health care Read More

Call for abstracts for the 2016 MEPI/NEPI Symposium

Background: The MEPI/ NEPI 2016 Symposium Steering Committee is pleased to invite you to the MEPI/NEPI 2016 Symposium. The Medical and Nurses Education Partnership Initiatives (MEPI and NEPI) have joined hands to convene an African health professions education meeting this year. For the last five years, MEPI and NEPI have been implementing education reforms in medical and nursing education in a number of countries in Africa in partnership with other institutions in Africa, the USA and UK funded by the US government through PEPFAR and NIH with the aim of addressing the critical shortage of Read More

Principal Ibingira visits the Uganda Virus Research Institute/Medical Research Council

April 21st, the Principal, Makerere University College of Health Sciences along with the Head of the newly-created Department of Immunology made a maiden visit to the Uganda Virus Research Institute/Medical Research Council offices and facilities in Entebbe. The two parties held a meeting that included the Director UVRI Professor. Edward Katongole-Mbidde, the Deputy Director and Director MRC unit, Professor. The meeting was also attended by different departmental heads and key staff at UVR/MRC. In his introductory remarks, Prof. Mbidde pointed out that the UVRI hosts programmes on behalf Read More

Principal Ibingira’s maiden visit to Uganda Virus Research Institute/Medical Research Council

April 21st, the Principal, Makerere University College of Health Sciences along with the Head of the newly-created Department of Immunology made a maiden visit to the Uganda Virus Research Institute/Medical Research Council offices and facilities in Entebbe. The two parties held a meeting that included the Director UVRI Professor. Edward Katongole-Mbidde, the Deputy Director and Director MRC unit, Professor. The meeting was also attended by different departmental heads and key staff at UVR/MRC. In his introductory remarks, Prof. Mbidde pointed out that the UVRI hosts programmes on behalf Read More

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

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