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Good Clinical Practice (ICH-GCP) Training Thursday 30th - Friday 31st May 2019

This is to kindly remind you that Makerere University College of Health Sciences within its Clinical Trials Unit (CTU) is organizing a Good Clinical Practice (GCP) course  on Thursday 30th - Friday 31st May 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  Read More

PhD Defence | Creating and institutionalizing support for evidence informed decision making, including a rapid response service in Burkina Faso Health System

The School of Medicine announces Andre Zida's PhD Defense, which is scheduled for Friday 26th April 2019 as per the details below. Kindly plan to attend.Topic:  “Creating and institutionalizing support for evidence informed decision making, including a rapid response service in Burkina Faso Health System"Candidate: Andre ZidaVenue: MakCHS Conference RoomDate: Friday 26th April 2019 (9.00 am) INTERNAL EXAMINERProf. Joan Nakayaga KalyangoMakerere University Prof. Anne KatahoireMakerere UniversityEXTERNAL Read More

Call for Applications: PhD Scholarship Opportunity

Makerere University – MAK (Uganda) & Kyambogo University (Uganda), in collaboration with Wageningen University (The Netherlands), Tree Adoption Uganda (TAU) and The Africa 2000 Network (A2N) invites applicants for 2 PhD scholarships under a four-year Project titled ‘Restoring Resilience & Stimulating Stewardship of the Manafwa Watershed (2019 – 2022)' Application deadline: Applications must be received by 15th May 2019 Please see attachment for more information

AHIA Outreach Request

Emory University, a leading research and healthcare-focused University in the United States, is recruiting innovative scientists focused on developing healthcare solutions to attend our fourth annual Advancing Healthcare Innovation in Africa (AHIA) summer conference, and subsequent commercialization program, a partnership with the Southern Africa Network for Biosciences (SANBio).The 3-day conference will be July 10-12, 2019 in Johannesburg, South Africa. Select scientists from the conference will be cordially invited to receive hands-on training Read More

PhD Defence | Human B and T cell responses to novel Schistosoma mansoni skin stage antigens

Kindly join Moses Egesa has he defends his PhD  On Wednesday 3rd April 2019, Starting at 9:00 am in the MakCHS Conference Room. See details of the defense below; PhD Student: Moses Egesa Title: Human B and T cell responses to novel Schistosoma mansoni skin stage antigens  Date: Wednesday 3rd April 2019 Time: 9:00am  Venue: MakCHS Conference Room Opponent: Dr. Hermelijn H. Smits, PhD Associate Professor, Department of Parasitology, Leiden University Medical Centre, The Read More

Lunch hour seminar on Implementation Science Research

 This is to invite you for a  lunch hour seminar on Implementation Science Research this week on Thursday, 28th March 2019, 1:00-2:00 pm at MakCHS- Conference room, 2nd Floor, Clinical Research Building.Chair:                        Dr. Fred Semitala          Presentation title: HPV delivery in Mozambique: Identification of implementation performance drivers using the Consolidated Framework for Implementation Research (CFIR)   Read More


In a bid to stimulate research excellence and progression to research leadership, THRiVE-2 plans to provide research career development awards to very promising researchers in the Consortium, composed of Gulu University, Kilimanjaro Christian Medical College, Makerere University, National Institute of Medical Research-Mwanza, Uganda Virus Research Institute and International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology, University of Cambridge and London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. The main objectives of the awards are to:Foster collaboration between THRiVE institutions and Read More

Register now: Community Health Academy's first leadership course

As a supporter of Last Mile Health, I wanted to make sure you were among the first to know that registration is now open for the Community Health Academy’s first open-access leadership course: This course, Strengthening Community Health Worker Programs to Deliver Primary Health Care, was created by health systems leaders for health systems leaders. Drawing on case studies of exemplar countries — including Ethiopia, Bangladesh, and Liberia — as well as lessons learned from a range of experts from around the world, the course explores how to advocate Read More

30 years Anniversary Celebration of the Makerere University – Case Western Reserve University Collaboration

30 years Anniversary Celebration of the Makerere University – Case Western Reserve University Collaboration at the College of Health Sciences, Makerere University Venue: Davis Lecture Theatre Time: 9:00 am -12:30 pm

Mak's Dr. Richard Idro Scoops LSHTM Inaugural Greenwood Africa Award 2019

Dr. Richard Idro, a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Paediatrics and Child Health, College of Health Sciences (CHS), Makerere University, and Honorary Consultant Paediatrician and Paediatric Neurologist at Mulago Hospital, Uganda, is the winner of the inaugural Greenwood Africa Award. The award will be conferred at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM)’s graduation ceremony on 5th March 2019. Dr. Idro will be resident at LSHTM from Tuesday, 5th to Friday, 8th March 2019, based in the Department of Clinical Research. He will deliver The Greenwood Lecture, hosted by Read More