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PhD Defence | Molecular Epidemiology of Antimicrobial Resistance at a Human-Animal Interface in Pastoralist Community of Kasese District, Uganda

The Dean School of Biomedical Sciences, Makerere University College of Health Sciences invites you to be part of Jacob Stanley Iramiot's PhD Defense on Monday 15th February 2021. See below details of the defense PhD Candidate: Jacob Stanley IramiotTitle: Molecular Epidemiology of Antimicrobial Resistance at a Human-Animal Interface in Pastoralist Community of Kasese District, UgandaDate: Monday 15th February 2021Time: 9:00 amVenue: Online and MakCHS College Conference Room Join Zoom Meetinghttps://zoom.us/j/99226687223?pwd= Read More

Invitation to the Research Dissemination Meeting | Effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on access to community health care services for common childhood illnesses among children under five years in Wakiso District, Uganda

You're invited to our study Dissemination Meeting for a study entitled; “Effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on access to community health care services for common childhood illnesses among children under five years in Wakiso District, Uganda”. This study was sponsored by the Makerere Research Innovation Fund and was conducted by staff of the School of Medicine at the College of Health Sciences and Ministry of Health. We have successfully conducted the study and are now ready to share our findings. We plan to disseminate our findings on Thursday 4th February 2021 at 2:00 pm on Zoom but also Read More

PhD and MSc Scholarship Advertisement at the Predicting the Future Incipient TB (PreFIT)

Predicting the Future Incipient TB (PreFIT) is a research and capacity building project funded by the European-Developing Countries Clinical Trials Platform (EDCTP), a mechanism under the EU’s Horizon 2020 research program, seeks to recruit a PhD, an MSc student, Study Nurses, and a Laboratory coordinator The deadline for receiving the application is 14th February 2021. See attachments for more information

Call for Applications; AHEAD Project Innovations Start-Up Competitions

The AHEAD project (African Higher Education Leadership in Advancing Inclusive Innovation for Development) is a Capacity Building project, started on October 15, 2017 and ending on October 14, 2021. The project consortium consists of 15 organizations, including:4 Universities from Europe:University of Medicine, Pharmacy, Sciences and Technology of Tîrgu Mures, RomaniaBirmingham City University, the United KingdomUniversity of Molise, ItalyUniversity of Social Sciences, Polandjoined by the consultancy company European Center for Quality, Bulgaria2 Universities from Tanzania:Dar es Salaam Read More

The Contribution of Higher Education Institutions to Development and Building Resilience in Africa

USAID is committed to addressing some of the world’s most challenging resilience and development issues through research, introduction, and scale-up of proven innovations. The ResilientAfrica Network (RAN) believes that the resilience of people and systems in Africa will be strengthened by leveraging knowledge, scholarship, and creativity to incubate, test, and scale innovations that target capabilities and reduce vulnerabilities identified by an evidence-based resilience framework. Join us on January 27 at 7 am EST / 3 pm EAT to learn more about RAN’s approach to resilience and Read More

Job advert for Regional Lead Africa - USAID STOP Spillover project

The RLA will provide leadership to project implementation in Africa and serve as a member of the Global project’s leadership team. S/he will offer technical leadership to the project working very closely with global consortium members and AFROHUN leadership. The RLA will be under the overall administrative supervision of the AFROHUN Chief Executive Officer. This is a full-time position, renewed yearly based on performance evaluation, and availability of funds. Details in the attachment.

MakCHS 2020 - 2030 Strategic Plan

The College of Health Sciences Strategic Plan (2020-2030) shall undoubtedly shape the next decade in the journey of the College of Health Sciences at Makerere University. As the University marks a century of existence, the College in different forms has been a part of that establishment and continues to be a major player in the University, contributing to national development through research excellence, training/ human capacity building, service to the community, and an excellent public image, visibility, and overall ranking in Africa and globally.Download the full plan.

Webinar | COVID-19 vaccine development: Lessons learned from social science research and community engagement in clinical trials in low-resource settings

While some have already received a COVID-19 vaccine, vaccine trials are ongoing. More than 50 candidate vaccines are currently in clinical trials in humans, including 16 in phase 3 trials, and around 100 at the exploratory pre-clinical stage. As these trials continue, a number of social, ethical, and political questions are emerging.Social scientists have found immediate and enduring social effects of vaccine trials on participants and their communities. While vaccine trials adhere to required bioethics, their everyday ethics are negotiated in the field by frontline workers engaging with Read More

NEW STUDY REVEALS THAT CHILDREN WITH CEREBRAL PALSY IN RURAL UGANDA HAVE 25 TIMES HIGHER RISK OF PREMATURE DEATH. THE MAIN CAUSES OF DEATH WERE MALARIA AND ANEAMIA. CHILDREN WITH SEVERE MALNUTRITION AND SEVERE MOTOR IMPAIRMENTS ARE THE MOST LIKELY TO DIE.

The largest study on Cerebral palsy in Africa to date reveals that interventions to prevent malaria infections such as the use of insecticide-treated mosquito nets, coupled with caregiver training and support, including best feeding practices and simple measures to prevent other infections, could potentially reduce mortality in children with Cerebral palsy in this region.Cerebral palsy (CP) is a developmental disorder and the most common cause of childhood physical disability globally. CP is significantly more prevalent in low-income and middle-income countries like Uganda where the Read More

INVITATION TO NATIONAL RESEARCHDISSEMINATION AND POLICY ENGAGEMENT MEETING OF POST-DISCHARGE MALARIACHEMOPREVENTION (PMC) STUDY FINDINGS

The research team from Makerere University College of Health Sciences led by Dr. Richard Idro and Dr. Robert Opoka, together with the National Malaria Control Division (NMCD)- Ministry of Health, cordially invite you to participate in the aforementioned research dissemination meeting and policy dialogue scheduled to take place on Thursday, 3rd December 2020 from 9:00am-12:00am. This research project was a collaborative effort between Makerere University College of Health Sciences and several partner institutions. On the same date, the study will be  Read More

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