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Times Higher Education World University Rankings Puts Makerere University at 4th in Africa in Health Education

The 2019 Times Higher Education World University Rankings’ table for clinical, pre-clinical and health subjects uses the same rigorous and balanced range of 13 performance indicators as the overall World University Rankings, but the methodology has been recalibrated to suit the individual fields. It highlights the universities that are leading across medicine, dentistry and other health subjects. This year, we have made a small adjustment to the eligibility criterion for academic staff in the subject tables, which has resulted in more universities being eligible for inclusion. The 2019 Read More

Call for Applications: GeMVi Research Fellowships

The University of Warwick in collaboration with KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Research Programme and partner institutes in East Africa are conducting an NIHR Global Health Research Group project on the Application of Genomics and Modelling to the Control of Virus Pathogens (GeMVi) in East Africa. GeMVi is looking to recruit 20 high calibres East African Research Fellows to undertake short term public health-oriented projects of relevance to the East African setting. The fellowships will present an excellent opportunity for the Fellows to enhance their skills and work with leading experts in the Read More

Good Clinical Practice (ICH-GCP) Training

Makerere University College of Health Sciences within its Clinical Trials Unit (CTU) is organizing a Good Clinical Practice (GCP) course  on 7th - 8th March 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 clinical research and clinical trials in Uganda.Target Read More

M.Sc. Scholarships 2019 | Africa Center of Excellence in Materials, Product Development and Nanotechnology, MAPRONANO

The Africa Center of Excellence in Materials, Product Development and Nanotechnology (MAPRONANO ACE) supported by the World Bank and hosted by the College of Engineering, Design, Art and Technology (CEDAT) at Makerere University, Kampala Uganda is announcing Master’s scholarships for the academic year 2018/2019. The scholarship program is meant to support research costs for local and regional students in the fields of Engineering, Energy, Physics, chemistry, biological sciences, applied sciences, Health Sciences and related subjects. Female students are encouraged to apply. The Read More

Course Announcement | Short course in Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) 2019

The sixth intake of the short course in Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) at Makerere University School of Public Health will run from 27th May to 19th July 2019. The course aims at equipping practising individuals with appropriate attitudes, adequate skills and scientific knowledge for handling and managing duties and technical procedures in WASH. Practising 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

3rd OHCEA International One Health Conference

THEME: Harnessing One Health for Global Health Security. Details are at

Fogarty African Bioethics Consortium Post-Doctoral Fellowship

The Fogarty African Bioethics Consortium (FABC) invites applications from qualified individuals for fully-funded, long- term (18 months), Post-Doctoral Fellowship (PDF) training in global bioethics and international research ethics. FABC is a collaboration of four institutions: The Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics and the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (JHU), Makerere University College of Health Sciences, Uganda (MakCHS), the University of Botswana (UB), and the University of Zambia (UNZA). Training activities will take place at JHU in Baltimore, Maryland, USA and Read More


Kindly join Dr Christine Florence Najjuka has she defends her PhD  Tomorrow Tuesday 18th December 2018, Starting at 9:00 am in the Davies Lecture Theatre (DLT). See details of the defense below;PhD Student: Dr Christine Florence NajjukaTitle: CHARACTERIZATION OF EXTENDED SPECTRUM β-LACTAMASES ELABORATED IN ENTEROBACTERIACEAE IN UGANDADate: Tomorrow Tuesday 18th December 2018Time: 9:00am Venue: Davies Lecture Theatre (DLT) Opponent: Prof. Steven Mshana (Dept. Clinical Microbiology, Bugando Catholic Read More

Statement from the newly sworn-in MakCHSA President

MaKCHSA is an umbrella body for all students in Makerere University College of Health Sciences. After realizing the increasing diversity of challenges and opportunities at the display of the students, several mother associations sprang up. This sparked off the need for a uniting body that brings together all students at College of Health Sciences irrespective of their programs. It didn’t take much time and in 2013, the first MaKCHSA Executive was constituted headed by the President. Today every association sends two representatives to MaKCHSA including association presidents to bridge Read More

Grand Round | Evolution of Emergency Medicine

Prof . Jim Ducharme *President, International Federation for Emergency Medicine* will be visiting Uganda next week 12th- 14th November 2018. He will give a lecture on the *Evolution of Emergency Medicine* at a Grand Round on Monday 12th at the DLT Makerere College of Health Sciences 4-5pm.