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Webinar | COVID-19 vaccine development: Lessons learned from social science research and community engagement in clinical trials in low-resource settings

While some have already received a COVID-19 vaccine, vaccine trials are ongoing. More than 50 candidate vaccines are currently in clinical trials in humans, including 16 in phase 3 trials, and around 100 at the exploratory pre-clinical stage. As these trials continue, a number of social, ethical, and political questions are emerging.Social scientists have found immediate and enduring social effects of vaccine trials on participants and their communities. While vaccine trials adhere to required bioethics, their everyday ethics are negotiated in the field by frontline workers engaging with Read More

NEW STUDY REVEALS THAT CHILDREN WITH CEREBRAL PALSY IN RURAL UGANDA HAVE 25 TIMES HIGHER RISK OF PREMATURE DEATH. THE MAIN CAUSES OF DEATH WERE MALARIA AND ANEAMIA. CHILDREN WITH SEVERE MALNUTRITION AND SEVERE MOTOR IMPAIRMENTS ARE THE MOST LIKELY TO DIE.

The largest study on Cerebral palsy in Africa to date reveals that interventions to prevent malaria infections such as the use of insecticide-treated mosquito nets, coupled with caregiver training and support, including best feeding practices and simple measures to prevent other infections, could potentially reduce mortality in children with Cerebral palsy in this region.Cerebral palsy (CP) is a developmental disorder and the most common cause of childhood physical disability globally. CP is significantly more prevalent in low-income and middle-income countries like Uganda where the Read More

INVITATION TO NATIONAL RESEARCHDISSEMINATION AND POLICY ENGAGEMENT MEETING OF POST-DISCHARGE MALARIACHEMOPREVENTION (PMC) STUDY FINDINGS

The research team from Makerere University College of Health Sciences led by Dr. Richard Idro and Dr. Robert Opoka, together with the National Malaria Control Division (NMCD)- Ministry of Health, cordially invite you to participate in the aforementioned research dissemination meeting and policy dialogue scheduled to take place on Thursday, 3rd December 2020 from 9:00am-12:00am. This research project was a collaborative effort between Makerere University College of Health Sciences and several partner institutions. On the same date, the study will be  Read More

ADVERTISEMENT FOR PhD FELLOWSHIPS IN BIOETHICS (3RD COHORT)

Applications are invited for PhD fellowships in bioethics from Makerere University College of Health sciences faculty and individuals who participate in the academic activities of the college who are interested and committed to becoming bioethics scholars.Successful applicants should be willing to become bioethics scholars as they work within the structured and mentored training programme with a focus on any aspect of international bioethics research related to Health Sciences. Funding will be available to support up to 4 years of training leading to the award of the Makerere University Read More

Online Public PhD Defense | Evaluation of novel biomarkers and tests for TB screening and diagnosis

The Dean School of Biomedical Sciences, Makerere University College of Health Sciences kindly requests you to save the date of  Wednesday, November 25th, 2020 for Alfred Andama Onubia's PhD Defense. See below details of the defense:PhD Candidate: Alfred Andama OnubiaTitle: Evaluation of novel biomarkers and tests for TB screening and diagnosisDate: Wednesday 25th November 2020Time: 9:00 amVenue: Online and MakCHS College Conference RoomZoom Link: https://zoom.us/j/93328479046?pwd=NGFQVzhuRnJTZndCZHJ5K1pYamYyQT09Meeting ID:  Read More

Dissemination Meeting: TRANSFORMING PRESUMPTIVE AGE ESTIMATION IN UGANDA: METHODS, CERTAINTY AND THE LAW

This will be a dissemination meeting for the study entitled "TRANSFORMING PRESUMPTIVE AGE ESTIMATION IN UGANDA: METHODS, CERTAINTY AND THE LAW".  The study explored age estimation methods and challenges faced using these methods. It also developed dental age standards appropriate for the Ugandan adolescent population that can be adopted for our system. The study found that tooth development methods are superior to using tooth eruption methods.   The dissemination meeting will be held on Friday 13th November at 9:00 am to 12:00am. At Pharmacy Lecture Theatre. Read More

Late Application Call: Master’s of Health Science Level in Bioethics Admissions 2020/2021

The Academic Registrar of Makerere University invites applications for admission to MHSc. Bioethics Programme for the 2020/2021 Academic Year and offered through the College of Health Sciences. All Graduate Programmes are PRIVATELY-SPONSORED. Applicants should note that the fees payable to the University indicated for the various programmes EXCLUDE functional fees, accommodation, books, research and other expenses.Admission RequirementsIn addition to General Admission Requirements of Makerere University, eligible applicants should have obtained at least a first class or second class Read More

Call for Applications for Masters Support in Brain Health

The Makerere University College of Health Sciences & Uganda Martyrs University (UMU), Research Training and mentorship to strengthen brain health program is a five-year project, funded by the National Institute of Health (NIH), National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) and the Fogarty International Center (FIC). The Major goal is to strengthen brain health research through multidisciplinary training and build a sustainable faculty and institutional capacity for research to improve brain health across the Lifespan in Uganda.The Project is soliciting for applications Read More

Call for Applications for PhD Training Support in Brain Health

The Makerere University College of Health Sciences & Uganda Martyrs University (UMU), Research Training and mentorship to strengthen brain health program is a five-year project, funded by the National Institute of Health (NIH), National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) and the Fogarty International Center (FIC). The major goal is to strengthen brain health research across the lifespan through multidisciplinary training and building a sustainable faculty and institutional capacity for research to improve brain health across the Lifespan in Uganda. The Project is Read More

Call for Applications for Masters Support in Reducing Stroke Risk Factors

Makerere University College of Health Sciences & Case Western Reserve University, are implementing a targeted self-management Intervention for Reducing Stroke Risk Factors in High-Risk Ugandans which is a five-year project, funded by the National Institute of Health (NIH), National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS). One aspect of the program is to provide advanced degree training to qualified candidates with an interest in pursuing clinical and research careers in Stroke. Trainees will be expected to develop and maintain a productive career devoted to Stroke Research Read More

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