Rockefeller Foundation Vice President Ms. Heather Grady Hails College of Health Sciences for Optimal use of grants
The new Rockefeller Foundation Vice President for Initiative, Ms. Heather Grady paid a visit to Makerere and hailed the College of Health Sciences for using seed money well to obtain maximum impact. Ms. Grady was on a familiarization tour of Makerere University to get an idea of the activities and projects the Foundation funds at the University.
The Principal College of Health Sciences Professor Nelson Sewankambo said the College received USD 200,000 from Rockefeller Foundation for the transformation of formerly the Medical School into a College of Health Sciences. College transformation has now become the new way of institutional governance at Makerere University.
He noted that the School of Public Health particularly has been the major beneficially of funding from the Rockefeller Foundation

Left: Ms. Grady; (middle facing camera,) during the meeting and right; a group photo with some College staff after the meeting

The College Holds Exploratory Talks with the Chinese National Machinery Industry Complete Engineering Corporation
The College of Health Sciences received a delegation from the Chinese National Machinery Industry Complete Engineering Corp, for talks to explore infrastructural development needs of the College and the support needed in this area. The support comes under a bilateral grant the Chinese government extended to the Government of Uganda to assist in development of government institutions.
Under this support that will come as a loan to the Government of Uganda, from the Government of China, the College of Health Sciences would like to establish a teaching hospital with capacity to teach, conduct research and provide service that cannot be offered by other hospitals in the country and later in the region.
There is need to expand teaching and research facilities in the College to do a much better job in increasing the training of health professionals and conduct research on priority health problems. The visualised hospital would also be one that would provide high quality specialised, with 800-1000 bed capacity; provide in-patient/out-patient services, operating theatres, specialist wings, doctors├ö├ç├û consulting wings and serve a student population of 2000-3000 at any one moment. It is planned to be constructed on University land in Katalemwa on Gayaza Road. 

MakCHS and Duke University agree to have Stronger Bond by Exploring more areas of Collaboration
A 7-member strong delegation from Duke University, USA visited the Makerere University College of Health Sciences to explore ways through which collaboration between the two institutions could be strengthened. The Duke delegation was led by the University President Mr. Richard Halleck Brodhead.  Under the collaboration, MakCHS is conducting a Stroke research project in Iganga Mayuge; has just concluded a health systems strengthening project in Kabarole district, while Mulago Hospital is benefiting in the area of neuro-surgery where activities implemented include skills transfer, provision of equipment and infrastructure development and management of complicated cases.

Left Dr. Joel Kiryabwire and Right; Dr. Freddie Ssengooba making their respective presentations

Left to right; Vice Chancellor Venansius Baryamureeba, President Brodhead and Professor Sewankambo listen to the presentations

Details of this visit and collaboration are available at
Makerere University - Karolinska Institutet Collaboration given new Lease of Life

After more than ten years of collaboration, Makerere University and Karolinska Institutet of Sweden, signed a Memorandum of Understanding on the 2nd May 2011, at Makerere University to strengthen the collaboration. The Karolinska Institutet 7-member team that attended the signing ceremony was led by Associate Prof. Clara Gumpert, the Vice Provost of International Affairs, who also signed on behalf of her institution. The Vice Chancellor Makerere University, Professor Venansius Baryamureeba signed on behalf of Makerere University.
Makerere University College of Health Sciences is the biggest beneficiary of this collaboration.

Find out the focus of the strengthened collaboration at:   

As part of the activities to mark the renewed collaboration, an alumni event was also held at the College where several beneficiaries of the KI-Mak collaboration shared experiences from the exposure and learning opportunities they have received as a result of this collaboration.


Columbia University ÔÇôMakerere University Collaboration Formalised

The Department of Peadiatrics Columbia University, USA and Department of Peadiatrics and Child Health at Makerere University College of Health Sciences finally signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the main objective of improving health care among children by jointly developing innovative approaches to education of health professionals that meet the needs and objectives of its faculty and trainees, and the Ugandan patient population.