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CALL FOR APPLICATIONS FOR SCHOLARSHIPS | Implementation Science Training Program,

The Makerere University School of Medicine Implementation Science (MAK-ImS) Training program, funded by the United States National Institutes of Health-Fogarty International Center is a collaboration between Makerere University College of Health Sciences and University of California San Francisco (UCSF) in the USA. The overall goal of this training program is to: 1) provide training and mentoring in the field of implementation science to Ugandan scholars and 2) establish an ImS training site at Makerere University School of Medicine. This call for applications targets non-degree and graduate Read More

2019 Alliance for Global Health and Sciences Workshop

The school of biomedical sciences is organizing a two week workshop for Graduate Students on different themes in Basic Sciences. The workshop is organized in collaboration with the University of California ,Berkeley. It involves both wet laboratory workshops, DNA high throughput sequencing, epidemiology workshops. Attached is a poster with more details.

Call for Abstracts: AFrAbia Symposium on Addiction and Related Mental Health Disorders

The International Brain Research Organization (IBRO) with colloboration from Centre for Global Health and Social Responsibility, University of Minnesota and Africa and Middle East Congress on Addiction (AMECA) announce the call for abstracts for the Symposium on Addiction and Related Mental Health Disorders.The symposium intends to use neuroscience as potent tool to facilitate the integration of the Afro-Arab scientific communities in finding solutions to the regions common problems. Abstracts should be sent to sadiqyus@gmail.com NOT later than Read More

PHD DEFENSE | DETERMINANTS OF SEVERE MALARIA AMONG CHILDREN HOSPITALISED AT JINJA REGIONAL REFERRAL HOSPITAL, UGANDA

CANDIDATEArthur Mpimbaza, MBChB, MMed, MSc IDCHAIRThe Dean School of Medicine, College of Health Sciences, Makerere UniversityEXAMINATION PANELOpponent: Professor Bob Snow, Principal Investigator. Professor of Malaria Epidemiology, Centre for Tropical Medicine & Global Health, Nuffield Department of Medicine, University of OxfordExternal examiner: Professor Thomas Egwang, Director of Med Biotech Laboratories, Kampala, UgandaInternal examinersAssociate Professor Pauline Byakika, Department of Medicine, School of Medicine, College of Health Sciences, Makerere University.Dr Richard Idro, Read More

Call for Abstracts | Symposium on Partnerships, Policy and Systems Developments for Universal Health Coverage (UHC)

SPEED project is pleased to share with you a call for abstracts for the 3rd symposium on Partnerships, Policy and Systems Developments for UHC. This year’s theme is “Partnerships for Health Improvements across Governments and Societies at Local, National and Global Levels. The symposium is organised under three sub-themes; Sub-theme 1: Social Determinants of Health and Multisectoral collaboration for UHC Sub-theme 2: Policy and Systems developments for UHC partnerships. Sub-Theme 3: Tracking UHC and Evidence-Informed Decision Making For details please follow this link http://speed Read More

Symposium on Partnerships, Policy and Systems Developments for Universal Health Coverage (UHC)

SPEED project is pleased to invite you for the 3rd symposium on Partnerships, Policy and Systems Developments for UHC. This year’s theme is “Partnerships for Health Improvements across Governments and Societies at Local, National and Global Levels. The symposium is organised under three sub-themes; Sub-theme 1: Social Determinants of Health and Multisectoral collaboration for UHC Sub-theme 2: Policy and Systems developments for UHC partnerships. Sub-Theme 3: Tracking UHC and Evidence-Informed Decision Making For details please follow this link http://speed.musph.ac.ug/uhc- Read More

WHO-HSG-HIFA Collaboration: Empowering Community Health Workers to accelerate progress towards Universal Health Coverage

HIFA (Healthcare Information For All) is collaborating with WHO, Health Systems Global (CHW Thematic Working Group) and other key organisations on a series of three major HIFA thematic discussions on CHWs. We would love to link up with this community of practice also. These discussions will support the dissemination and uptake of the WHO Guideline on health policy and system support to optimize community health worker programmes (CHW Guideline [https://www.who.int/hrh/community/en/]), launched in October 2018. Over the coming 18 months we encourage dissemination on HIFA of all new research, Read More

MakCHS awarded a Health Professions Partnership Initiative Grant by the National Institute of Health (NIH)

The National Institute of Health (NIH) awarded a Health Professions Partnership Initiative Grant: Health Professions Education and Training for Strengthening the Health System and Services in Uganda (HEPI-SHSSU) to Makerere University College of Health Services.  The goal and objective:The goal of this grant is to “improve service delivery of the Ugandan health system through strengthened interdisciplinary health professional education and research training to produce graduates with competencies to address the priority health needs of the population”. The specific objectives Read More

World Health Summit Regional Meeting 2020: Apr 27 to Apr 28 2020

Hosted by Uganda’s Makerere University, the 2020 World Health Summit Regional Meeting will be the first in Africa. Join the international leaders and experts coming together to address the biggest challenges in global health — in the region and around the world.Details are in the attached flier.

Interactive Research Methods and Analysis Workshop: Deadline for registration is Thursday, May 16th 2019

Offering a training in Qualitative Research Methods, Child and Adolescent Mental Health, Bioethics, Systematic Reviews, Gerontology, Epidemiology* and Biostatistics*.Introduction: The Department of Psychiatry at Makerere University and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health are collaborating to offer a training on research methods and analysis across a variety of disciplines. This will be the second year this workshop is being conducted in response to the demand for research and analysis skills among graduate students and other researchers. An additional primary goal of this Read More

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