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MAKERERE MEDICAL JOURNAL, 49th Edition

The Makerere Medical Journal (MMJ) is an online and in-print biomedical journal published by the Research and Writer's Club at Makerere University College of Health Sciences in Uganda. Makerere University is Africa's fifth-best university and the best in East Africa, according to the 2020 World University Rankings by Times Higher Education. This is a publication by the executive committee of 2019 - 2020 under the leadership of Mr. Jonathan Nkalubo, MBChB 5.Find this edition at https://issuu.com/makchsrwc/docs/makerere_medical_journal_49th_edition._2020Contact +256700117174 for a Read More

Call for HEPI PhD Fellowships: Deadline October 14th, 2020

Applications are invited for a new programme for low and mid-level faculty (up to Senior Lecturer level) who are interested and committed to becoming health professionals’ education scholars. Successful applicants should be willing to become educational scholars as they work within the structured and mentored training programme on their doctoral research that must contain an aspect of application of strengthening health professional education of their home department or unit. Closing date for the receipt of applications is October 14th, 2020 Enquiries can be forwarded to the PI, HEPISU Read More

Call for Applications: PhD Fellowships: Deadline is Wednesday 14th October 2020

Applications are invited for a new programme for low and mid-level faculty (up to Senior Lecturer level) who are interested and committed to becoming health professionals’ education scholars. Successful applicants should be willing to become educational scholars as they work within the structured and mentored training programme on their doctoral research that must contain an aspect of the application of strengthening health professional education of their home department or unit. The programme will support:One candidate for 3 years of training leading to the award of the Makerere Read More

PhD Defense | Severe anemia in Ugandan children under 5 years: Implementation research on its prevalence, management, and outcomes.

The Dean of the School of Medicine, Makerere University College of Health Sciences kindly requests you to save the date of  Thursday, October 8th, 2020 for Dr. Robert Opika Opoka's PhD Defense. See below the details of the defense: PhD Candidate: Dr. Robert Opika Opoka Title: Severe anemia in Ugandan children under 5 years: Implementation research on its prevalence, management, and outcomes. Date: Thursday 8th October 2020 Time: 9:00 am Venue: Online and MakCHS College Conference Room Zoom Link:https:// Read More

2020 RAN ICT Innovation Katale on Friday July 24, 2020

All, Please join us for the 2020 RAN ICT Innovation Katale on Friday July 24, 2020 at 10:00 am EAT. It will be a virtual event given circumstances around the Coronavirus Pandemic. About the 2020 RAN ICT Innovation KataleThe Makerere University School of Public Health- ResilientAfrica Network (RAN) Innovation lab with financial support from Ministry of ICT and National Guidance was allocated 14 innovation projects under the second cohort of the National ICT Initiatives Support Program (NIISP). Details about the first cohort of incubates are shared on http://www.ranlab.org/nissp- Read More

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: PhD TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES (2 Slots)

Makerere University School of Biomedical Sciences (Uganda) in conjunction with Boston University School of Medicine, and Rutgers University- New Jersey Medical School (USA) received a grant from the U.S. NIH - Fogarty International Center to train Ugandans in Basic and Translational Research on Tuberculosis and Other Emerging Infectious Diseases. It is aimed at building a critical mass of basic scientists in Uganda that will be able to foster and create new frontiers of research in TB or other emerging infectious diseases in host-pathogen interactions with a scientific focus in immunology, Read More

Invitation for Online Public PhD Defence

The Dean’s office - Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences, University of Antwerp Belgium invites you to an online PhD doctoral defence which will take place onWednesday 1 July 2020 at 13:00 Belgian Time(14:00 Kampala Time) via Blackboard Collaborate https://eu.bbcollab.com/guest/d720195947d54460beb044535983c23a Exploring the health and wellbeing of adolescents living with HIV as they grow into adulthood:Unique challenges in a low resource settingCandidate : Sabrina Bakeera KitakaPromoter: Prof. Robert  Read More

Strengthening Behavioural Social Science Research capacity in HIV care and prevention in Uganda

The BSSR project was designed to strengthen social behavioural science research capacity to address evolving challenges in HIV care and prevention in Uganda. The project adopted the HIV care continuum framework. The framework models HIV care as consisting of five main stages: HIV testing and diagnosis, linkage to care, engagement/retention in care, ART initiation and adherence, and viral suppression. Engagement in all stages of HIV care is vital to the health of PLHIV. While the continuum of care framework suggests a linear and unidirectional flow through the various stages, in reality Read More

Dr. Kwizera, an anesthetist facing COVID-19 head-on in Uganda

KAMPALA – Frequent trips to intensive care units (ICU), sleepless nights, and resuscitating patients back to life is a frequent routine in Dr. Arthur Kwizera’s work life. He is a senior anesthesiologist in Mulago Hospital’s ICU and Ph.D. fellow under THRiVE (Training Health Researchers into Vocational Excellence). With COVID-19 forcefully grabbing the globe and changing life patterns, his work portfolio has expanded. He is now using his expertise to nip the pandemic in the bud.At the start of 2020, just as the pandemic was gaining domestic fame, Dr. Kwizera was in the UK Read More

Utilizing E-Learning to enhance Health Professions Education: HEPI Webinar

Join us for the Webinar on Utilizing E-Learning to Enhance Health Professions Education.Join Zoom Meetinghttps://us02web.zoom.us/j/81728766024?pwd=TmpFVHRQZzA5di8wMjVUNkRvTmtXQT09Meeting ID: 817 2876 6024Password: 468557Agenda.Case Study: Experiences and Lessons Learnt from implementing Online HPE Amidst COVID 19. (10 minutes) - Dr Roy Mayega, Deputy Chief of Party, Resilient Africa Network (RAN), Lecturer Dept. of Epidemiology and Biostatics, School of Public Health, Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda.Regional Overview of online HPE learning Amidst and Post COVID 19 Read More

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