I welcome you to yet another Annual Report from Makerere University College of Health Sciences (MakCHS). This report is a documentation of our key achievements as a College over the year August 2010-July 2011.
In the last one year, we have registered achievements in all areas of our mandate; research and innovation; teaching and learning and service to community. In addition, we have made great strides in establishing and maintaining partnerships and collaborations; the volume of our publications has grown and we have had several of our staff members receive special national and international recognition for their contribution to teaching and research.
Research: the year has seen us move to less travelled paths like Non Communicable Diseases, post conflict health systems research, providing cervical cancer vaccine, and infection control measures in health facilities. Most importantly, the College identified its research priorities in addition to establishing a grants and contracts management office. Thanks to all our funders for the continuing support.
Teaching and Learning: this year the Department of Dentistry acquired state-of-the-art laboratory equipment for Dental Laboratory Technologists training. This was with support from Italian partners.
This year also has seen an increase in the number of students, faculty and other visitors coming to MakCHS from institutions in other parts of the world; Europe, America and Africa. An increasing
number of our staff has enrolled for PhD studies while an equally big number has completed their studies; contributing to strengthening the College's human resource capacity. The MESAU-MEPI
continued to impact health professional education in very significant ways.
Service to Community: in this area, we have moved to some of the most neglected areas in Africa; tobacco control and cardiovascular medicine.
Read about how some of our members of staff working with students have moved out to serve less privileged communities like the urban poor; advocacy efforts for chain management pre-service
training; efforts to set up a medicines and poisons centre as well as professional handling services for human remains.
Our staff members have continued to receive international acclaim for their excellent work in research and training; our work has continued to attract visitors to the College, while partnerships have been
We at MakCHS would like to thank you all for your contribution to these achievements!
Professor Nelson K. Sewankambo