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Short course in Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH)

The fifth intake of the short course in Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) at Makerere University School of Public Health will run from 28th May to 20th July 2018. The course aims at equipping practicing individuals with appropriate attitudes, adequate skills and scientific knowledge for handling and managing duties and technical procedures in WASH. Practicing officers with limited training in WASH, and Environmental Health practitioners who wish to broaden their knowledge and skills as a form of Continuous Professional Development are all encouraged to apply. Deadline for receiving Read More

WORKSHOP ANNOUNCEMENT | Quality Improvement in NCD Care: How to Make Things Work

Monday, February 12th, 2018, 2:00pm to 5:00pm Speke Resort and Conference Center Munyonyo. Room TBA. Workshop Description: The term "Quality ImprovementÔÇØ (QI) is becoming common in health care and research, though often the practice of QI is misunderstood. Through lecture and interactive small group sessions, participants will learn how to perform QI in their own settings and apply QI to NCD care. Participants will also learn how the practice of QI relates to traditional research, implementation research and that in addition to improving outcomes for patients and clinicians, QI can Read More

Workshop Announcement | Role of Spirometry in the diagnosis of chronic lung diseases

Monday, 12th February 2018, 2:00 ÔÇô 5:00pm Speke Resort and Conference Center Munyonyo Kampala. Room -TBA. Workshop Description: Spirometry is the most widely employed objective measure of lung function and is central to the diagnosis and management of chronic lung diseases, such as Asthma and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). Access to accurate Spirometry is however extremely limited in most Low-Income Countries (LICs) mostly due to lack of spirometers and the lack of training for healthcare workers to undertake the interpretation of spirometry result. Through this Read More

Workshop Announcement | Uganda Heart AssociationÔÇÖs Paul DÔÇÖArbela ECG Course at the Mak NCD International Symposium, February 12th 2018 ( 2-5pm ) Speke Resort Hotel Munyonyo

The Uganda Heart Association in partnership with Makerere University College of Health Sciences will hold its Paul DÔÇÖArbela ECG course for Beginners Nurses, medical officers and early career physicians are invited to take part in this exciting, interactive course conducted by the Uganda Heart Association faculty led by Dr. Emmy Okello and Dr. James Kayima. Workshop participants will be taken through a boot camp on basic ECG interpretation and ECG in cardiovascular emergencies;- ECG in acute myocardial infarction, ECG in heart block and ECG in atrial fibrillation and other arrhythmias Read More

State of African Resilience Report 2017

RANÔÇÖs goal is to significantly contribute to strengthening the resilience of targeted communities in sub-Saharan Africa to priority shocks and stresses through developing, nurturing and scaling innovative technologies and approaches to respond to these community challenges. Given the above goal, in 2014, amidst other efforts, RAN developed and published the First State of African Resilience Report which describes the creation of a pan-African network of four Resilience Innovation Labs (RILabs) in Eastern Africa, Southern Africa, West Africa, and the Horn of Africa; a contextual analysis of Read More


Non-communicable diseases represent a growing burden of morbidity and mortality globally. NCDs did not feature in the old United Nations millennium development goals (MDG) but are now included in the Sustainable Development Goals aim to reduce by one third premature deaths due to NCDs. The World Health Organization (WHO) projects that by 2015, 70% of all deaths in people less than 70 years of age will be due to NCDs and that 80% of these deaths will occur in low- and middle-income countries but more so in low and middle-income countries (LMIC). It is estimated that 28 million people in LMICs Read More

Prof. Moses Kamya has been selected as one of the School of Public Health's 75 Influential Alumni

Prof. Moses Kamya (Dean, School of Medicine, Makerere University College of Health Sciences) has been selected by the University of California, Berkeley (UC Berkeley), School of Public Health to be honored as one of their 75 most influential public health alumni over the entire 75 year history.Prof. Kamya will be honored formally during the 75th Anniversary celebration in April 2018.Congratulations Prof. Moses Kamya!Other honorees are in this attachment.

Symposium on Trauma, Addiction, and Mental Health | March 16, 2017 | Kampala, Uganda

Makerere University Department of Psychiatry together with the University of Minnesota will be hosting a one day symposium focused on trauma, addiction, and mental health comorbidity. Symposium speakers will include researchers, clinicians, and mental health advocates on topics including interventions, policy, and the state of clinical practice in East Africa. Faculty, researchers, students, clinicians, and community health professionals are invited to submit abstracts related to the theme of the symposium. Abstracts may be submitted for presentations or posters. To submit, email Read More

iBreath Asthma Course

Makerere University Lung Institute (MLI) is an academic research institute within Makerere University College of Health Sciences (MakCHS). The instituteÔÇÖs mission is to conduct high quality lung health research that integrates disease prevention, clinical care and training in sub-Saharan Africa. Our Vision is an Africa with healthy lungs. The Department of Education and Training at MLI offers courses on Respiratory Medicine for primary care health workers. The first course on asthma will run from 19th to 23rd February 2018. To apply for this course, please fill this form and send Read More

UDB i-Growth Accelerator 2017 | Call for Innovations

The UDB i-Growth Accelerator 2017 will focus on supporting commercialization of local start-ups and stimulating a culture of innovation in Uganda so as to contribute to the countryÔÇÖs social economic development. The i-Growth Accelerator Program is an annual initiative that will support individuals to grow and expand their start-up enterprises in all sectors. For 2017, the Accelerator will focus on the Agriculture and Manufacturing sectors - See for more details