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DAY OF LUNG SCIENCE, AUGUST 2017 | Implementation of Xpert MTB/RIF testing for tuberculosis in Uganda: Successes and challenges

Presentation title: Implementation of Xpert MTB/RIF testing for tuberculosis in Uganda: Successes and challengesPresenter: Dr. Adithya Cattamanchi                    Associate Professor of Medicine                    University of California, San FranciscoChair:          Dr. Achilles Katamba            Read More


On 18th  July 2017 a team from Mt. Kenya University (Thika and Kigali) led by the Dean- School of Public Health Dr. John G. Kariuki visited the College of Health Sciences to discuss the One hundred thousand US dollars (100,000USD) grant pledged by the Chairman/Founder of Mount Kenya University. The Chairman pledged the grant during a dinner he hosted for Makerere University College of health sciences on 26th May 2017. The Teams; Makerere led by Prof. Harriet Mayanja  conferred on signing the Memorandum of Understanding among several topics of discussion and stressed the fact that this Read More

Course Announcement | Rational Pharmaceutical Promotion Evening Course (RPPC) September 4th ÔÇô 10th November 2017

Makerere University College of Health Sciences, School of Biomedical Sciences, Department of Pharmacology & Therapeutics announces the Rational Pharmaceutical Promotion Evening Course (RPPC)Eligible applicants Participants in this course will include persons involved or who intend to join pharmaceutical sales promotion in Uganda. Specifically Pharmaceutical Sales representatives, pharmaceutical company managers and any other health workers interested in medicines sales. Minimum entry requirement to the course is a medical or Science Degree. Participant who holds medical Read More

17th World Conference on Tobacco or Health: Scholarships and free registrations

The 17th World Conference on Tobacco or Health (WCTOH) is able to offer a number of free registrations to community volunteers or individuals affected by lung disease. Individuals from low- and middle-income countries will be given priority, as will those who are presenting at the conference, including those presenting in the community space.The deadline for applications is 4 August 2017. Find out more details and apply onlineWCTOH will be held from 7-9 March 2018 in Cape Town, South Africa with the theme ‘Uniting the World for a Tobacco Free Generation’. Held Read More

Igniting Global Research Partnerships | Next Step Uganda Communication: Seed Grant Video

In 2016, two researchers shared the same question: what is the uptake of and barriers to human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination? Upon meeting,  Cecily Banura, from the Makerere University College of Health Sciences, and Nicole Basta, from the University of Minnesota School of Public Health, quickly realized their complementary skills and expertise would enable them to tackle this question in rural Uganda, where the HPV vaccine has been rolled out nationwide. Their partnership tells the story of how scientific and medical discovery thrives when studies cross borders, and creates the Read More

PHD Defence | Assessment of maternal pelvis height as a tool to identify mothers with potential adverse parturition outcomes among Ugandan women

Dr. Ian Munabi will defend his PhD thesis tomorrow Wednesday 19th July 2017. See details below (poster attached). Please plan to join him. Candidate: Dr. Ian G Munabi. Assistant Lecturer Department of Anatomy Makerere University college of Health sciences, School of Biomedical Sciences. Topic: Assessment of maternal pelvis height as a tool to identify mothers with potential adverse parturition outcomes among Ugandan women Venue: Davies lecture Theater Date: 19th July 2017 Supervisors: 1. Assoc. Prof. Samuel A. Luboga, Department of Anatomy, Makerere University College of Read More

Congratulations to David Meya, Recipient of the University of Minnesota Honoured International Academician Award

Sincerest congratulations to Dr. David Meya, Senior Lecturer, College of Health Sciences at Makerere University and Adjunct Associate Professor in the Division of Infectious Diseases and International Medicine at the University of Minnesota, who has been awarded the Honored International Academician award from the University of Minnesota. Dr. Meya has been an invaluable contributor to the University of Minnesota’s international research and education mission for over a decade through his research collaborations, mentorship of students, and hosting of visiting scholars. He Read More

Day of Lung Science | COPD Exacerbations: State-of-the-Art, Household Air Pollution and Effects on Cardiopulmonary Health

We are privileged to host 2 international lung health experts who will be presenting during this month's DOLS. This is  therefore to invite you to attend the Day of Lung Science July 2017 next Wednesday the 19th  July 2017 in the College Conference Room starting from 3:00pm -5:00pm. Below are the details of the presentation;Presentation 1:Title: COPD Exacerbations: State-of-the-ArtPresenter: Dr. John Hurst Reader in Respiratory MedicineUniversity College LondonSummary of PresentationCOPD is a major global health problem, with much of the morbidity and mortality related to Read More

Dr. Noeline Nakasujja receives an award in recognition of the outstanding work done in neuroscience at the Society of Neuroscientists in Africa

The Society of Neuroscientists of Africa (SONA) is the largest organization of Neuroscientists on the African continent and serves as the umbrella organization for all African national neuroscience societies. SONA conference is a biennial, pan-African event that rotates all over the continent, the last having been held in Durban, South Africa (2015).This year June 11-14, 2017, Kampala hosted the 13th installment of the Society of Neuroscience of Africa conference, for the first time. The conference attracted participants form 27 countries and was held at the Imperial Resort Hotel in Read More

Congratulations! Two More College of Health Sciences staff among 8 winners of $ 89,300 RIAP Grant at ResilientAfrica Network (RAN)

Warm Greetings from Makerere University School of Public Health ResilientAfrica Network (RAN) We take this opportunity to once again heartily congratulate 2 of the College of Health Sciences staff upon winning the RAN RIAP 2 Grant Award  Dr. Threreza Piloya Were, Lecturer in the Pediatrics and Child Health Department, School of Medicine is leading one of the teams working on an innovative technology to deliver nebulized medication for treating acute asthma symptoms-the Human Powered Read More