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PhD Defence | Rotaviruses in Uganda: Molecular Epidemiology and potential of Zoonotic Transmission

The School of Medicine requests you to save the date for Dr. Josephine Bwogi's PhD defence which is scheduled for next Month June 21st 2018. See details below. PhD Candidate: Dr. Josephine Bwogi (MBChB, MSc C.E.B) Title: Rotaviruses in Uganda: Molecular Epidemiology and potential of Zoonotic Transmission. Venue:  MakCHS Conference Room, 2nd Floor Clinical Research Building  Date: Thursday 21st June 2018 Time: 10:00 am - 1:00pm  Supervisors:1.    Assoc. Prof. Charles Karamagi MBChB, MMED, PhDMakerere Read More


The Pulmonary Complications of AIDS Research Training (PART) Program is based at Makerere University College of Health Sciences (MakCHS) and works through a collaboration involving MakCHS, and University of California Berkeley and Yale School of Public Health in the USA. The goal of the training program is to improve the research skills of Ugandan physicians, scientists, and other investigators in the area of TB and other pulmonary complications of HIV/AIDS. This training program is now soliciting nominations for research training positions that will lead to PhD, Masters in Medicine Read More

Call for Applications for Scholarships: Malaria Research Training Program

The Makerere University School of Medicine Malaria Research 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 the University of California San Francisco. The overall goal of this training program is to build capacity in Uganda to address the challenges of malaria control and promote use of research findings to inform decision making. The focus areas for this training program are:Surveillance- to measure the impact of malaria control interventions.Epidemiology Read More

ÔÇ£We are Breeding Leaders for the FutureÔÇØ- Prof. Charles Ibingira

Makerere University College of Health Sciences (MakCHS) recently got its new students’ leaders with His Excellency Joseph Byamugisha and his team replacing president Semitala Hannington and his 27-member cabinet whose term just ended. At the handover ceremony that was presided over by the College Principal Prof. Charles Ibingira and other College Staff, Mr. Semitala said he was happy to pass on the mantle after recording major successes.The Principal thanked the outgoing leadership for steering the College well in the last academic year, and congratulated the new cabinet led by Joseph Read More

MakCHS collaborates with UPDF on improving health security

ThereÔÇÖs a common expression that ÔÇ£together we evolve and alone we dissolve.ÔÇØ ItÔÇÖs in that spirit that Makerere University College of Health Sciences (Mak CHS) is collaborating with the Uganda Peoples Defense Forces (UPDF) so that the two can evolve and serve the country better in areas of health and national development. For the collaboration to be effective a Task Force/Implementation Committee comprising some UPDF officers and staff members of Mak CHS was formed to implement the key points in the Memorandum of Understanding (Mou) signed by the two partners. Thus the month of Read More

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: 2nd AFREhealth Symposium: 5th - 8th August 2018

This is to kindly invite you to submit abstracts for the AFREhealth Symposium and D43 Grantees meeting due 5-8 August 2018 in South Africa. Abstract submissions are via the website website and closing date is 30th May 2018. See details below. Abstract Submissions and workshop proposals open: 9 February 2018 Closing date for Abstract submissions and workshop proposals: 30 May 2018 Please note the following: ┬À Acknowledgement of receipt will be sent within 3 days ┬À The number of submissions is not limited. ┬À Should an author have more Read More


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 MasterÔÇÖs and PhD scholarships for academic year 2018/2019. The scholarship program is meant to support research costs for local and regional students in their second year of study in the fields of Engineering and or Health Sciences. The scholarships tend to promote the core research mandate of the center in three key thematic areas; 1) Read More

Makerere University Run 2018

As Makerere University continues to live according to its slogan, ÔÇ£As we build for the futureÔÇØ, it has organized a run dubbed #MakRun2018, to raise money for building a StudentsÔÇÖ Centre. Next Sunday, March 25, 2018, will be the day for the ÔÇÿRun for Mak, run for funÔÇÖ that will cover the distance of 10 and 15 km, starting from the Freedom Square. Participants are required to financially support the run with students paying 15,000shs, while silver and gold tickets cost 25,000shs and 50,000shs respectively. Pick your ticket from the College of Health Sciences PrincipalÔÇÖs Office or Read More

Biomedical Engineering Students Challenged to Innovate

It was one of those inspirational talks akin to the famous TED Talks, with ideas worth spreading and implementing. The man behind the mic was Prof. Charles Ibingira – the Principal Makerere University College of Health Sciences, his listeners were undergraduate students of Biomedical Engineering, and Physiology Lecture Theatre was the venue.“I appreciate your resilience; being on a new programme in the university comes with challenges, but it’s only when you face the challenges and turn them into opportunities that you will thrive and achieve your vision and mission,” Read More