News, Stories and Announcements

AHIA Outreach Request

Emory University, a leading research and healthcare-focused University in the United States, is recruiting innovative scientists focused on developing healthcare solutions to attend our fourth annual Advancing Healthcare Innovation in Africa (AHIA) summer conference, and subsequent commercialization program, a partnership with the Southern Africa Network for Biosciences (SANBio).The 3-day conference will be July 10-12, 2019 in Johannesburg, South Africa. Select scientists from the conference will be cordially invited to receive hands-on training Read More

PhD Defence | Human B and T cell responses to novel Schistosoma mansoni skin stage antigens

Kindly join Moses Egesa has he defends his PhD  On Wednesday 3rd April 2019, Starting at 9:00 am in the MakCHS Conference Room. See details of the defense below; PhD Student: Moses Egesa Title: Human B and T cell responses to novel Schistosoma mansoni skin stage antigens  Date: Wednesday 3rd April 2019 Time: 9:00am  Venue: MakCHS Conference Room Opponent: Dr. Hermelijn H. Smits, PhD Associate Professor, Department of Parasitology, Leiden University Medical Centre, The Read More

Lunch hour seminar on Implementation Science Research

 This is to invite you for a  lunch hour seminar on Implementation Science Research this week on Thursday, 28th March 2019, 1:00-2:00 pm at MakCHS- Conference room, 2nd Floor, Clinical Research Building.Chair:                        Dr. Fred Semitala          Presentation title: HPV delivery in Mozambique: Identification of implementation performance drivers using the Consolidated Framework for Implementation Research (CFIR)   Read More


In a bid to stimulate research excellence and progression to research leadership, THRiVE-2 plans to provide research career development awards to very promising researchers in the Consortium, composed of Gulu University, Kilimanjaro Christian Medical College, Makerere University, National Institute of Medical Research-Mwanza, Uganda Virus Research Institute and International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology, University of Cambridge and London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. The main objectives of the awards are to:Foster collaboration between THRiVE institutions and Read More

Register now: Community Health Academy's first leadership course

As a supporter of Last Mile Health, I wanted to make sure you were among the first to know that registration is now open for the Community Health Academy’s first open-access leadership course: This course, Strengthening Community Health Worker Programs to Deliver Primary Health Care, was created by health systems leaders for health systems leaders. Drawing on case studies of exemplar countries — including Ethiopia, Bangladesh, and Liberia — as well as lessons learned from a range of experts from around the world, the course explores how to advocate Read More

30 years Anniversary Celebration of the Makerere University – Case Western Reserve University Collaboration

30 years Anniversary Celebration of the Makerere University – Case Western Reserve University Collaboration at the College of Health Sciences, Makerere University Venue: Davis Lecture Theatre Time: 9:00 am -12:30 pm

Mak's Dr. Richard Idro Scoops LSHTM Inaugural Greenwood Africa Award 2019

Dr. Richard Idro, a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Paediatrics and Child Health, College of Health Sciences (CHS), Makerere University, and Honorary Consultant Paediatrician and Paediatric Neurologist at Mulago Hospital, Uganda, is the winner of the inaugural Greenwood Africa Award. The award will be conferred at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM)’s graduation ceremony on 5th March 2019. Dr. Idro will be resident at LSHTM from Tuesday, 5th to Friday, 8th March 2019, based in the Department of Clinical Research. He will deliver The Greenwood Lecture, hosted by Read More

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