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GROWING UGANDA’S NEXT GENERATION OF TECHNOLOGY LEADERS: APPLICATIONS OPEN FOR CUTTING-EDGE STUDENT TRAINING PROGRAM

The Marconi Society, Research Education Network for Uganda, ResilientAfrica Network, and Network Startup Resource Center Partner to Build Contact: Caroline Tuhwezeine, Communications Officer, RENU communications@renu.ac.ugContact: Harriet Adong, Director of Communications, Learning & Knowledge, RANLab, hadong@ranlab.orgContact: Taia Pandolfi, Marketing & Communications Manager, the Marconi Society taia@marconisociety.orgMay 3, 2021—The Marconi Society today announced that applications are open for the Celestini Program, a workforce Read More

Implementation Science Journal Seminar

The Implementation Science Interest Network at Makerere University invites you to a journal club seminar scheduled on Monday 3 May 2021 from 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm. We shall review and discuss a published study protocol that used the Implementation type II hybrid study design. See attached article. Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82516031444 Meeting ID: 825 1603 1444 Passcode: 555204 We look forward to your participation.

World Health Summit Regional Meeting -Africa 2021

The World Health Summit Regional meeting -Africa 2021 is coming to Uganda. It will be hosted and organized by Makerere University in partnership with the Government of Uganda, slated to take place at Speke Resort Munyonyo between 27th – 30th June 2021.The WHS Regional meeting will feature a special plenary of all Ministers of Heath from all African countries that will review the current state of COVID-19 in Africa and map a way forward for the future which will influence Global Health Policy.The 7th German-Africa Health Care Forum will be hosted for the Read More

Invitation to the Mak-RIF/CoCIS Open Day - 15th April 2021

The Makerere University Research and Innovations Fund is a special funding stream to support generation and translation of high impact Research and innovations to drive Uganda’s development Agenda. This unique initiative is being implemented under the Research and innovations Fund (RlF) at Makerere University in Kampala Uganda. it arose after engagements between the top University Management and the Government of Uganda. The three objectives of the fund include; 1. Develop and fund a robust research agenda based on National development priorities identified from academia, government, Read More

Uganda Heart Association 6th Annual Scientific Congress - Virtual

The Uganda Heart Association (UHA) is a non-governmental organization that promotes cardiovascular healthcare with a membership of cardiologists, cardio-vascular surgeons, specialist physicians, technologists, nurses, and other health professionals. UHA will be conducting its 6th Annual Virtual Congress in Cardiovascular Care in Africa on Friday 09th, April 2021 from 8’30 AM to 1’00 PMThis year theme is “Digital health as a tool for enhancing health delivery”The program activities shall be led by a leading expert in the field of Cardiology from Uganda.Our Read More

PhD Defense | Role of Killer-cell Immunoglobulin-like Receptors and Human Leukocyte Antigens in Transmission and Severity of Malaria in Uganda

The Dean School of Biomedical Sciences, Makerere University College of Health Sciences invites you to be part of Stephen Tukwasibwe’s PhD Defense scheduled for Thursday 8th April 2021. See below details of the defensePhD Candidate: Stephen Tukwasibwe, (BBLT, MSc)Title: Role of Killer-cell Immunoglobulin-like Receptors and Human Leukocyte Antigens in Transmission and Severity of Malaria in Uganda Date: Thursday 8th April 2021Time: 5:00PM – 8.00PM EATVenue: Online and MakCHS College Conference Room Join Zoom Meetinghttps:// Read More

Dissemination Workshop: Surveillance COVID-19 Mobile Application - 30th March2021

The Government of Uganda through the Makerere University Research and Innovation Fund (Mak-RIF) funded a study titled – “Mobile Application for COVID-19 Epidemiological Surveillance, Case and Contact Tracking”. The study has been successfully completed and this is to invite you to a virtual dissemination workshop scheduled for Today Tuesday 30th March 2021, Starting at 4:00 pm   Meeting ID: 980 5199 1143Passcode: 274422

COVPRES DISSEMINATION WORKSHOP - Tuesday 30th March 2021

The Government of Uganda through the Makerere University Research and Innovation Fund (Mak-RIF) funded a study titled – “COVID-19: Evidence for Low and Middle-Income Countries”.The study has been successfully completed and this is to invite you to a virtual dissemination workshop scheduled for Today Tuesday 30th March 2021, Starting at 2:00 pm Join Zoom Meetinghttps://zoom.us/j/98425700989?pwd=UlJyYnhyYnUxZkNNR2lGR2xlTFAyUT09Meeting ID: 984 2570 0989Passcode: 745655Guest Speaker:  Col. Dr. Henry Kyobe Bbosa, Incident Commander, Read More

Mak Staff Vaccination for COVID-19 Kicks Off

Makerere University through the University Hospital has today March 26, 2021, rolled out vaccination of its staff. This is also in conjunction with the Ministry of Health, Kampala Capital City Authority -KCCA and World Health Organization -WHO, starting with staff from the College of Health Sciences and administrative units at the University Hospital. The exercise is deemed to occur between 9:00 AM and 03:00 PM. Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe, the Vice-Chancellor of Makerere University, upon receiving his jab, urged all staff to get the vaccination and affirmed its safety. More on this: Read More

Mak Launches Homegrown COVID-19 Rapid Antibody Test Kits

On Wednesday March 17th, 2021 saw Makerere University’s Department of Immunology and Molecular Biology, College of Health Sciences (CHS) launch the homegrown COVID-19 Rapid Antibody Test Kits. The COVID-19 Rapid Antibody Test Kits developed domestically aim to address challenges related to affordability/cost using imported items, promote research and innovation in the medical/health field and Makerere University in general. This project was spearheaded by Dr. Misaki Wayengera, Director Biomedical Research at the Department of Immunology and Molecular Biology, College of Health Sciences, Read More

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