News, Stories and Announcements

Dr. Misaki Wayengera stuns World Health Organisation

Dr. Misaki Wayengera, a researcher attached to the Department of Pathology at Makerere University’s College of Health Sciences, has cruised to the final race in the WHO Africa Innovation Challenge after impressing judges with his ground-breaking invention that diagnoses hemorrhagic fevers. After futile efforts to attract funding from the Ugandan government, in 2013, Dr. Wayengera finally won a $100,000 grant from Grand Challenges Canada to create Pan-Filovirus Rapid Diagnostic Test, a paper-strip test, similar to the one used in pregnancy but used in detecting Ebola and Marburg viruses Read More

CALL FOR PROPOSALS: Research fellowship on Family Planning, Fertility, and Urban Development

The IUSSP Family Planning, Fertility, and Urban Development Project is seeking candidates from - and currently based in - sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia who are currently employed in those regions for research fellowships. This project aims to link the fields of family planning, fertility and population change with the field of urban development, to create a cadre of fellows with expertise in those areas, and to produce high-quality evidence relevant to policy issues in urban development. These fellowships represent exceptional opportunities for both young career Read More

Makerere University Vice Chancellor Inaugurates New Lung Institute Board

The Vice Chancellor of Makerere University, Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe, has inaugurated a new Lung Institute Board of Directors. The Board of Directors will supervise the institute’s activities to ensure prosperity as it carries out research and provides clinical services with the aim of generating and implementing evidence-based methods to improve lung health. The inaugural meeting took place on the 28th February 2019 at the Makerere University Lung Institute, College of Health Sciences, Mulago Hospital. The new board will be chaired by Prof. Charles Ibingira, the Principal of the Read More

Call for Postgraduate Applications at Makerere University College of Health Sciences

The Academic Registrar, Makerere University invites applications from suitable candidates for admission to the following programmes offered at the College of Health Sciences for 2019/2020 Academic Year: Doctor of Philosophy in Bioinformatics by Coursework and Research (3-5years) Master Science in Bioinformatics (MSB) 2years Master of Public Health Monitoring and Evaluation (MPHME)-2years Please see the attached document for more information

Times Higher Education World University Rankings Puts Makerere University at 4th in Africa in Health Education

The 2019 Times Higher Education World University Rankings’ table for clinical, pre-clinical and health subjects uses the same rigorous and balanced range of 13 performance indicators as the overall World University Rankings, but the methodology has been recalibrated to suit the individual fields. It highlights the universities that are leading across medicine, dentistry and other health subjects. This year, we have made a small adjustment to the eligibility criterion for academic staff in the subject tables, which has resulted in more universities being eligible for inclusion. The 2019 Read More

Call for Applications: GeMVi Research Fellowships

The University of Warwick in collaboration with KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Research Programme and partner institutes in East Africa are conducting an NIHR Global Health Research Group project on the Application of Genomics and Modelling to the Control of Virus Pathogens (GeMVi) in East Africa. GeMVi is looking to recruit 20 high calibres East African Research Fellows to undertake short term public health-oriented projects of relevance to the East African setting. The fellowships will present an excellent opportunity for the Fellows to enhance their skills and work with leading experts in the Read More

Good Clinical Practice (ICH-GCP) Training

Makerere University College of Health Sciences within its Clinical Trials Unit (CTU) is organizing a Good Clinical Practice (GCP) course  on 7th - 8th March 2019. This GCP course is a full time two-day face to face training with certification on successful completion, and acknowledged by the Uganda National Council for Science and Technology (UNCST). A basic understanding of GCP is a pre-requisite as well as current and or past involvement in clinical research and clinical trials in Uganda.Target Read More

M.Sc. Scholarships 2019 | Africa Center of Excellence in Materials, Product Development and Nanotechnology, MAPRONANO

The Africa Center of Excellence in Materials, Product Development and Nanotechnology (MAPRONANO ACE) supported by the World Bank and hosted by the College of Engineering, Design, Art and Technology (CEDAT) at Makerere University, Kampala Uganda is announcing Master’s scholarships for the academic year 2018/2019. The scholarship program is meant to support research costs for local and regional students in the fields of Engineering, Energy, Physics, chemistry, biological sciences, applied sciences, Health Sciences and related subjects. Female students are encouraged to apply. The Read More

Course Announcement | Short course in Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) 2019

The sixth intake of the short course in Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) at Makerere University School of Public Health will run from 27th May to 19th July 2019. The course aims at equipping practising individuals with appropriate attitudes, adequate skills and scientific knowledge for handling and managing duties and technical procedures in WASH. Practising officers with limited training in WASH and Environmental Health practitioners who wish to broaden their knowledge and skills as a form of Continuous Professional Development are all encouraged to apply. Deadline for receiving Read More

3rd OHCEA International One Health Conference

THEME: Harnessing One Health for Global Health Security. Details are at