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Symposium on Partnerships, Policy and Systems Developments for Universal Health Coverage (UHC)

SPEED project is pleased to invite you for the 3rd symposium on Partnerships, Policy and Systems Developments for UHC. This year’s theme is “Partnerships for Health Improvements across Governments and Societies at Local, National and Global Levels. The symposium is organised under three sub-themes; Sub-theme 1: Social Determinants of Health and Multisectoral collaboration for UHC Sub-theme 2: Policy and Systems developments for UHC partnerships. Sub-Theme 3: Tracking UHC and Evidence-Informed Decision Making For details please follow this link Read More

WHO-HSG-HIFA Collaboration: Empowering Community Health Workers to accelerate progress towards Universal Health Coverage

HIFA (Healthcare Information For All) is collaborating with WHO, Health Systems Global (CHW Thematic Working Group) and other key organisations on a series of three major HIFA thematic discussions on CHWs. We would love to link up with this community of practice also. These discussions will support the dissemination and uptake of the WHO Guideline on health policy and system support to optimize community health worker programmes (CHW Guideline []), launched in October 2018. Over the coming 18 months we encourage dissemination on HIFA of all new research, Read More

MakCHS awarded a Health Professions Partnership Initiative Grant by the National Institute of Health (NIH)

The National Institute of Health (NIH) awarded a Health Professions Partnership Initiative Grant: Health Professions Education and Training for Strengthening the Health System and Services in Uganda (HEPI-SHSSU) to Makerere University College of Health Services.  The goal and objective:The goal of this grant is to “improve service delivery of the Ugandan health system through strengthened interdisciplinary health professional education and research training to produce graduates with competencies to address the priority health needs of the population”. The specific objectives Read More

World Health Summit Regional Meeting 2020: Apr 27 to Apr 28 2020

Hosted by Uganda’s Makerere University, the 2020 World Health Summit Regional Meeting will be the first in Africa. Join the international leaders and experts coming together to address the biggest challenges in global health — in the region and around the world.Details are in the attached flier.

Interactive Research Methods and Analysis Workshop: Deadline for registration is Thursday, May 16th 2019

Offering a training in Qualitative Research Methods, Child and Adolescent Mental Health, Bioethics, Systematic Reviews, Gerontology, Epidemiology* and Biostatistics*.Introduction: The Department of Psychiatry at Makerere University and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health are collaborating to offer a training on research methods and analysis across a variety of disciplines. This will be the second year this workshop is being conducted in response to the demand for research and analysis skills among graduate students and other researchers. An additional primary goal of this Read More

Good Clinical Practice (ICH-GCP) Training Thursday 30th - Friday 31st May 2019

This is to kindly remind you that Makerere University College of Health Sciences within its Clinical Trials Unit (CTU) is organizing a Good Clinical Practice (GCP) course  on Thursday 30th - Friday 31st May 2019. This GCP course is a full time two-day face to face training with certification on successful completion, and acknowledged by the Uganda National Council for Science and Technology (UNCST). A basic understanding of GCP is a pre-requisite as well as current and or past involvement in  Read More

PhD Defence | Creating and institutionalizing support for evidence informed decision making, including a rapid response service in Burkina Faso Health System

The School of Medicine announces Andre Zida's PhD Defense, which is scheduled for Friday 26th April 2019 as per the details below. Kindly plan to attend.Topic:  “Creating and institutionalizing support for evidence informed decision making, including a rapid response service in Burkina Faso Health System"Candidate: Andre ZidaVenue: MakCHS Conference RoomDate: Friday 26th April 2019 (9.00 am) INTERNAL EXAMINERProf. Joan Nakayaga KalyangoMakerere University Prof. Anne KatahoireMakerere UniversityEXTERNAL Read More

Call for Applications: PhD Scholarship Opportunity

Makerere University – MAK (Uganda) & Kyambogo University (Uganda), in collaboration with Wageningen University (The Netherlands), Tree Adoption Uganda (TAU) and The Africa 2000 Network (A2N) invites applicants for 2 PhD scholarships under a four-year Project titled ‘Restoring Resilience & Stimulating Stewardship of the Manafwa Watershed (2019 – 2022)' Application deadline: Applications must be received by 15th May 2019 Please see attachment for more information

AHIA Outreach Request

Emory University, a leading research and healthcare-focused University in the United States, is recruiting innovative scientists focused on developing healthcare solutions to attend our fourth annual Advancing Healthcare Innovation in Africa (AHIA) summer conference, and subsequent commercialization program, a partnership with the Southern Africa Network for Biosciences (SANBio).The 3-day conference will be July 10-12, 2019 in Johannesburg, South Africa. Select scientists from the conference will be cordially invited to receive hands-on training Read More

PhD Defence | Human B and T cell responses to novel Schistosoma mansoni skin stage antigens

Kindly join Moses Egesa has he defends his PhD  On Wednesday 3rd April 2019, Starting at 9:00 am in the MakCHS Conference Room. See details of the defense below; PhD Student: Moses Egesa Title: Human B and T cell responses to novel Schistosoma mansoni skin stage antigens  Date: Wednesday 3rd April 2019 Time: 9:00am  Venue: MakCHS Conference Room Opponent: Dr. Hermelijn H. Smits, PhD Associate Professor, Department of Parasitology, Leiden University Medical Centre, The Read More