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Mak-RIF Researcher Sensitization Online Meeting about RIF Round 2 Grant Call for Proposals, Friday March 27, 2020 at 11:00 AM -12:00 Noon EAT

Details About RIF Round 2 Grant Call for Proposals The Government of the Republic of Uganda has committed a special Research and Innovation Fund (RIF) to Makerere University to the tune of 30 Billion Uganda Shillings per year to support the implementation of high impact Research and Innovations that contribute substantially to accelerating national development. In line with this, Makerere University anticipates to receive more funding in the next financial year (2020/2021).It is in this regard that Makerere University's Grants Management Committee (GMC) launched the call for Read More

NRIMS TRAINING AT School of Healths Sciences REC

The session began with opening remarks from Prof. Pauline Byakika-Kibwika, the Principle investigator for the Ethics Project at Infectious Diseases Institute. In her remarks, she acknowledged National Institute of Health (NIH) as funders for the Ethics project. She highlighted the goal for the project " To ensure that Research Ethics Committees are equipped with skills and tools to manage their increasing complex workload in an efficient manner that ensures compliance to international ethical standards, whilst providing researchers with timely and high quality responses to this Read More

The Evidence to Action Conference and Exhibition 2020.

The African Union (AU) Member States in 2013 crafted an African driven vision, Agenda 2063: the Africa We Want, to define how the African continent should look in the next 50 years based on the pillars of wealth generation, regional integration, and attainment of a peaceful society, all driven by Africans. In 2015, the United Nations Member States unanimously adopted the 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development that balances the dimensions of economic, social, and environmental development, underpinned by good governance. These two agendas include specific sets of objectives, with Agenda 2063 Read More

Call for Applications: PhD Fellowship in Non-Communicable Disease

Are you interested in top-quality research training and mentorship within non-communicable disease research?Apply today for the MakNCD PhD Fellowship in Health Sciences from Makerere UniversityThe Makerere University Non-Communicable Disease (MakNCD) Research Training Program is seeking applicants for its fully-funded 4-year PhD Fellowship for the 2020 calendar year.The MakNCD Research Training program is a 5-year collaboration between Makerere College of Health Sciences (CHS) and Johns Hopkins University funded through the United States National Institute of Health (grant No. 1D43TW011401-01 Read More

Have your eyes been checked for Glaucoma? Go Get your eyes checked Now - MakCHS Dean's Gardens

GET YOUR EYES TESTED WITHIN 30 SECONDS!  GREEN = GO GET YOUR EYES TESTED FOR GLAUCOMA. SAVE YOUR SIGHT!     Go Now and get your eyes checked -  MakCHS Dean's Gardens, Today 11th March 2020, this goes on till 5:00 pm What is Glaucoma?Glaucoma is a group of eye diseases that damage the optic nerve causing loss of vision and reduced peripheral (side) vision. Glaucoma is the world’s second leading cause of blindness after cataracts. Glaucoma will lead to irreversible blindness if left untreated.What causes Glaucoma?Poor flow and drainage of Read More

Call for Abstracts: 1st Eastern and Central Africa Biobanking Symposium & Integrated Biorepository Inauguration

The Department of Immunology and Molecular Biology, Makerere University College of Health Sciences, School of Biomedical Sciences is organizing the  1st Eastern and Central Africa Biobanking Symposium will be taking place on the 17th of April 2020 in Davis Lecture Theatre (DLT) Makerere University College of Health Sciences (MakCHS). The theme for this year’s Symposium is “Biobanking: A leap towards personalized medicine”.SUB-THEMESA.      Biospecimen ResearchA1 - Reproducibility in Research Read More

Call for Applications: Opportunity for Interdisciplinary Community Field Attachment

Makerere University is committed to fostering an Inter-disciplinary approach to students’ learning and problem-solving. In order to achieve this goal, there is an opportunity for Inter-Disciplinary Community-Based-Education and Service/Field Attachment Project available for undergraduate students of Makerere University. Some funding opportunity will be available for the successful candidates. Applications are being invited from interested undergraduate students to undertake field attachment/internship placement and practice supported by this project in the following Schools:(i) Read More

Dissemination Meeting for Cancer Training Needs Assessment

The Uganda Cancer Institute in Kampala, Uganda, has been earmarked to host the East African Centre of Excellence in Oncology (EAOI). As part of the process to achieve this goal, MakCHS in conjunction with the Uganda Cancer Institute conducted a study titled “Training Needs Assessment (TNA) for East African Centre of Excellence in Oncology” to identify critical areas that still need capacity building.The dissemination meeting brought out key findings and recommendations from the training needs assessment and appropriate training interventions that will improve cancer care in East Read More