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Call for Applications: PhD Fellowship in Non-Communicable Disease

Are you interested in top-quality research training and mentorship within non-communicable disease research?Apply today for the MakNCD PhD Fellowship in Health Sciences from Makerere UniversityThe Makerere University Non-Communicable Disease (MakNCD) Research Training Program is seeking applicants for its fully-funded 4-year PhD Fellowship for the 2020 calendar year.The MakNCD Research Training program is a 5-year collaboration between Makerere College of Health Sciences (CHS) and Johns Hopkins University funded through the United States National Institute of Health (grant No. 1D43TW011401-01 Read More

Have your eyes been checked for Glaucoma? Go Get your eyes checked Now - MakCHS Dean's Gardens

GET YOUR EYES TESTED WITHIN 30 SECONDS!  GREEN = GO GET YOUR EYES TESTED FOR GLAUCOMA. SAVE YOUR SIGHT!     Go Now and get your eyes checked -  MakCHS Dean's Gardens, Today 11th March 2020, this goes on till 5:00 pm What is Glaucoma?Glaucoma is a group of eye diseases that damage the optic nerve causing loss of vision and reduced peripheral (side) vision. Glaucoma is the world’s second leading cause of blindness after cataracts. Glaucoma will lead to irreversible blindness if left untreated.What causes Glaucoma?Poor flow and drainage of Read More

Call for Abstracts: 1st Eastern and Central Africa Biobanking Symposium & Integrated Biorepository Inauguration

The Department of Immunology and Molecular Biology, Makerere University College of Health Sciences, School of Biomedical Sciences is organizing the  1st Eastern and Central Africa Biobanking Symposium will be taking place on the 17th of April 2020 in Davis Lecture Theatre (DLT) Makerere University College of Health Sciences (MakCHS). The theme for this year’s Symposium is “Biobanking: A leap towards personalized medicine”.SUB-THEMESA.      Biospecimen ResearchA1 - Reproducibility in Research Read More

Call for Applications: Opportunity for Interdisciplinary Community Field Attachment

Makerere University is committed to fostering an Inter-disciplinary approach to students’ learning and problem-solving. In order to achieve this goal, there is an opportunity for Inter-Disciplinary Community-Based-Education and Service/Field Attachment Project available for undergraduate students of Makerere University. Some funding opportunity will be available for the successful candidates. Applications are being invited from interested undergraduate students to undertake field attachment/internship placement and practice supported by this project in the following Schools:(i) Read More

Dissemination Meeting for Cancer Training Needs Assessment

The Uganda Cancer Institute in Kampala, Uganda, has been earmarked to host the East African Centre of Excellence in Oncology (EAOI). As part of the process to achieve this goal, MakCHS in conjunction with the Uganda Cancer Institute conducted a study titled “Training Needs Assessment (TNA) for East African Centre of Excellence in Oncology” to identify critical areas that still need capacity building.The dissemination meeting brought out key findings and recommendations from the training needs assessment and appropriate training interventions that will improve cancer care in East Read More


Applications are invited for PhD fellowships in bioethics from Makerere University College of Health sciences faculty and individuals who participate in the academic activities of the college who are interested and committed to becoming bioethics scholars. Successful applicants should be willing to become bioethics scholars as they work within the structured and mentored training programme with a focus on any aspect of international bioethics research related to Health Sciences. Funding will be available to support up to 4 years of training leading to the award of the Makerere Read More


Makerere University participated in the African Higher Education Leadership in Advancing Inclusive Innovation for Development (AHEAD Project) workshop. The transnational capacity building workshop was hosted by Kyambogo University,Uganda from October 30 to November 1, 2019.The workshop was dedicated to strengthening the impact and quality of the deliverables developed so far and to prepare for the implementation of the upcoming tasks through collaborative work and joint activities. The workshop gathered 47 participants from all partner organizations.About the AHEAD project: Read More

Research Fellow Adverts

The Global Initiative for Neuro-psychiatric Genetics Education in Research (GINGER) is announcing an open call for Research Fellows interested in pursuing independent research in the field of Neuro-psychiatric genetics This program is a collaboration between Addis Ababa University, Makerere University, the University of Cape Town, the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, the Stanley Center for Psychiatric Research at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, with support from the National Institute of Mental Health. For more details, please follow the link below https://ginger.sph. Read More

Call for Applications: Faculty Research Training under the HEPI Program

Applications are invited from faculty at Makerere University College of Health Sciences to undertake training in research. Limited research funding will be available for research focusing on community-based clinical, operational, education, epidemiological or biomedical research in communicable diseases (e.g. HIV/AIDS, malaria, tuberculosis, etc.) or non-communicable diseases of importance to Uganda. Priority will be given to faculty with limited research skills with a goal of addressing barriers to research productivity at the college. Up to 10 applicants will be selected and they will Read More