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Press Release: Lung Health-Reaching the most vulnerable to eradicate tuberculosis

A consortium of international, regional and national health research and policy organisations working in Africa and the UK have today announced collaborative work on a new DFID-funded Research Programme to improve equitable access to tuberculosis (TB) services to reduce its spread. The work will also support the introduction and scale-up of new TB diagnostics, treatments and a vaccine as they develop to meet global targets to eradicate TB.TB has infected about a quarter of the world’s population and in 2018 is estimated to have caused 10 million people to fall ill, killing 1.4 million. Read More

COVID-19 evidence team established at the Africa Centre MakCHS

The Africa Centre MakCHS has established the COVID-19 Pandemic Rapid Evidence Synthesis Group (COVPRES). This is a group of multidisciplinary scientists in East Africa who have come together in a synergy to identify and synthesize credible evidence around the SARS-Cov 2 virus and COVID-19 pandemic, relevant to low and middle-income countries. COVPRES reflects a social and biomedical view of health in its totality. Thus, the team is multidisciplinary and includes Sociologists, Psychologists, Public Health Specialists, Virologists, Immunologists, Pharmacologists, Laboratory Scientists, Read More

2020 Call for Creative Solutions to Improve Healthcare Access and Quality

ARE YOU OR DO YOU KNOW OF ANY PERSON, ORGANISATION, OR COMMUNITY THAT IS SUCCESSFULLY IMPLEMENTING A CREATIVE SOLUTION TO IMPROVE ACCESS AND QUALITY OF HEALTHCARE?We are looking for solutions which are being implemented to improve access to and quality of health care or infectious disease management in UgandaSee details at

Mak-RIF Researcher Sensitization Online Meeting about RIF Round 2 Grant Call for Proposals, Friday March 27, 2020 at 11:00 AM -12:00 Noon EAT

Details About RIF Round 2 Grant Call for Proposals The Government of the Republic of Uganda has committed a special Research and Innovation Fund (RIF) to Makerere University to the tune of 30 Billion Uganda Shillings per year to support the implementation of high impact Research and Innovations that contribute substantially to accelerating national development. In line with this, Makerere University anticipates to receive more funding in the next financial year (2020/2021).It is in this regard that Makerere University's Grants Management Committee (GMC) launched the call for Read More

NRIMS TRAINING AT School of Healths Sciences REC

The session began with opening remarks from Prof. Pauline Byakika-Kibwika, the Principle investigator for the Ethics Project at Infectious Diseases Institute. In her remarks, she acknowledged National Institute of Health (NIH) as funders for the Ethics project. She highlighted the goal for the project " To ensure that Research Ethics Committees are equipped with skills and tools to manage their increasing complex workload in an efficient manner that ensures compliance to international ethical standards, whilst providing researchers with timely and high quality responses to this Read More

The Evidence to Action Conference and Exhibition 2020.

The African Union (AU) Member States in 2013 crafted an African driven vision, Agenda 2063: the Africa We Want, to define how the African continent should look in the next 50 years based on the pillars of wealth generation, regional integration, and attainment of a peaceful society, all driven by Africans. In 2015, the United Nations Member States unanimously adopted the 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development that balances the dimensions of economic, social, and environmental development, underpinned by good governance. These two agendas include specific sets of objectives, with Agenda 2063 Read More

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