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New Dean of School of Health Sciences takes Office

Dr. Freddy Eric Kitutu, outgoing Ag. Dean for the School of Health Sciences (SHS), handed over office to Dr. Kamba Pakoyo Fadhiru as new Dean at a ceremony held on the 10th May 2022 in the Principal’s Boardroom at the College of Health Sciences (MakCHS). Dr. Kitutu served in this position from 1st August 2019 to 1st April 2022 and Dr. Kamba Pakoyo has been appointed for a term of 4 years effective 1st April 2022 to 31st March 2026.SHS is one of the four schools of MakCHS alongside School of Medicine, School of Public Health and School of Biomedical Sciences. SHS has four departments i.e Read More

Federation of Uganda Medical Students Meet at Makerere University

The Makerere University Medical Students Association (MUMSA) hosted the 17th general assembly of Medical Students under the auspices of the Federation of Uganda Medical Students Association (FUMSA). The assembly which entailed multiple activities was held from the 15th – 17th April 2022. The activities included: A Scientific Conference (theme: Global Health during and after the Covid19 pandemic: How Healthcare Professional Students can contribute); Delegates meeting; Health Sensitization Drive; Sports Gala and; Fundraising Dinner. FUMSA as an association brings together all the medical Read More

Virtual Dissemination Workshop | Effects of COVID-19 lockdown measures on health, social and economic welfare in Uganda

Makerere University School of Public Health (MakSPH) is pleased to invite you to the virtual dissemination workshop for a project on COVID-19 slated for Thursday 19th May 2022 from 12.00 - 2.00pm.Our team of researchers investigated the effects of COVID-19 lockdown measures on health, social and economic welfare in Uganda.The Investigators are:1. Dr. David Musoke2. Dr. Elizabeth Ekirapa-Kiracho3. Ms. Sarah Nalinya4. Ms. Grace Biyinzika LubegaPlease confirm your participation via this link https://bit.ly/effectsofcovidlockdown to receive all Read More

Scientific Presentation by Prof Chris Whalen

Makerere University School of Public Health (MakSPH) will host the Scientific Presentation by Prof Chris Whalen on "Social network approach for TB transmission dynamics in Kampala" on Friday, May 20th, 2022, from 12-1:15 pm in Seminar Room 3rd Floor MakSPH Building, New Mulago Hospital Complex.Professor Whalen is set to receive an Honorary Degree from Makerere University at its 72nd Graduation ceremony later this month.Join Zoom Meetinghttps://bit.ly/ChrisWhalenMeeting ID: 858 0495 6448 Passcode: 123456  

Alumni Event to Celebrate Makerere and Karolinska Partnership held

Makerere University College of Health Sciences (MakCHS) and Karolinska Institutet (KI), Sweden hosted their alumni to celebrate the strategic partnership of the two institutions which began in 2000. The event was held on the 5th May 2022 at the Dean’s Gardens, College of Health Sciences, Mulago Hill, Kampala, Uganda. The collaboration between MakCHS and Karolinska Institutet began in 2000 initially focused on joint research projects. Makerere University and KI signed a Memorandum of Understanding in 2003 to support doctoral education and the collaboration expanded to include Read More

Message from Ole Petter Ottersen, President Karolinska Institutet - Sweden

Makerere University and Karolinska Institutet are celebrating a partnership of 20years. The College of Health Sciences has been a major beneficiary where joint research projects have been implemented, staff and student exchanges realized as well as training of faculty at PhD level. In celebration of the collaboration, Ole Petter Ottersen, President Karolinska Institutet has written a message to colleagues at Makerere University. See https://blog.ki.se/rektor/2022/04/26/to-my-distinguished-colleagues-at-makerere-university-in-uganda/ for more information.

Verification Policy and Fee Payment

Makerere University has a Verification Policy which attracts a fee as follows; Former Ugandan Students pay UGX: 50,000/=  and Non-Ugandan former students pay USD. 50.00. All verification requests are expected to be accompanied by a receipt of payment of the verification fee. Requests not paid for, WILL NOT receive a response.All payments are made in the bank. Those outside Uganda should use the bank details below:Fees Payable by Telegraphic TransferBank Name:       BANK OF UGANDABank Address:       KAMPALA, UGANDAAccount Name:      Read More

Call for Applications | Masters and Fellowship Training Support in BSSR at Makerere University

The Makerere University- Behavioral and Social Science Research (BSSR) in HIV Training Program is soliciting applications for Master's and Fellowship Training Support in BSSR at Makerere University.Please find attached the advert and apply or share it with interested graduate students or researchers within your circles.

PhD Defence | FORENSIC AGE ESTIMATION BASED ON THIRD MOLAR ERUPTION AND DEVELOPMENT FOR UGANDAN ADOLESCENTS AND YOUNG ADULTS

The Dean, School of Medicine, Makerere University College of Health Sciences invites you to be part of  Dr. Annet Kutesa Mutebi’s PhD defense scheduled for Wednesday 4th May 2022 at 9:00 am. See details below:PhD Candidate: Dr. Annet Kutesa MutebiTitle: FORENSIC AGE ESTIMATION BASED ON THIRD MOLAR ERUPTION AND DEVELOPMENT FOR UGANDAN ADOLESCENTS AND YOUNG ADULTSDate: Wednesday 4th May 2022 Time: 9:00 am Venue: Online and MakCHS Conference RoomJoin Zoom Meetinghttps://zoom.us/j/95063808555?pwd= Read More

EVIDENCE REVIEW OF WOMEN’S GROUPS AND COVID-19: IMPACTS, CHALLENGES, AND POLICY IMPLICATIONS FOR SAVINGS GROUPS IN AFRICA

It has been more than a year since COVID-19 lockdowns began, and economic recovery is a top priority for governments, donors, and international financial institutions (IFIs) worldwide, including in sub-Saharan Africa. Targeted investments that increase community resilience and spur economic growth will mitigate some of the negative economic consequences of this crisis. Investment in women’s economic resilience and social support is paramount, considering that the crisis may reverse recent progress in gender equality.Around the world, women’s groups, such as self-help groups, Read More

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