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By Joseph Odoi On 27th July, 2021, Makerere University joined the rest of the world to mark the 1 st International Drowning Prevention Day. This follows a historic resolution by UN Assembly to declare 25th July the World Drowning Prevention Day. This day was set aside to raise awareness about the devastating effects of drowning on families and communities globally. According to WHO Data...

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The first IDI-sponsored clinical trial on HIV treatment has been published in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM). This is a multi-site study in Uganda, Kenya and Zimbabwe. The Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI), Makerere University was the overall coordinating Centre for the study with oversight for the conduct of the entire trial and data management & analysis. The study findings will...

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The Ministry of Health through the Department Emergency Medical Services (EMS) with support from the US Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI), Makerere University are conducting emergency care trainings across all Regional Referral Hospitals, General Hospitals (Government and PNFP) and high volume Health Centre IVs. The training targets health workers in...

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Drowning is the third leading cause of unintentional injury death; accounting for 7% of all injuries. Over 90% of the estimated 322,000 annual global drowning deaths occur in low-and middle-income countries. Although the burden of drowning is believed to be highest in the WHO-African region, data collection and surveillance for drowning in African countries is limited.

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Makerere University Lung Institute through its NIH funded Non-Communicable Diseases Research training program #D43TW011401 aims to develop capacity for researchers to lead and manage NCD research programs in Uganda. As part of the program the Institute will sponsor participants with interest in NCD research to undertake a Leadership and Management in Global Health course with the University of...

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Makerere University School of Public Health (Department of Community Health and Behavioural Sciences) in collaboration with Vital Strategies is looking for a Program Officer for an exciting new program to reduce maternal mortality in Uganda. Vital Strategies also promotes public health programs that include road safety, mental health, and activities to strengthen public health data systems and the...

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Despite the challenges brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, students and staff at the College of Engineering, Design, Art and Technology (CEDAT) have continued to exhibit excellence in innovations to address different challenges. This was witnessed during a 2-day online workshop organized by the Higher Education Partnership for Sub Sahara Africa (HEPSSA) Project on 15 th and 16th July 2021.

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The Social Science Research Council (SSRC)’s Next Generation Social Sciences in Africa program has awarded three Makerere Institute of Social Research (MISR) doctoral students a dissertation research fellowship for 2021-2021. The awardees are: Atwijuka Anitah Katumusiime Jacob Lunyago Muhamed Read more The post MISR Doctoral Students Awarded SSRC Dissertation Research Fellowship appeared first on...

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We inaugurated the first ever Vapour Pressure Sigma 300 High Resolution Scanning Electron Microscope in East and Central African region. I thank the Government for this investment which will spur research in Nanotechnology including medicines, minerals, life sciences and others. The post Inaugurating Hi-Res Electron Microscope appeared first on Makerere University News.

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Africa Center of Excellence in Materials Product Development and Nanotechnology (MAPRONANO ACE), College of Engineering, Design, Art and Technology (CEDAT), Makerere University has acquired a state of the art Vapour Pressure (VP) Sigma 300 High resolution Scanning Electron Microscope for nanomaterial’s characterization, Materials sciences research and all Nano scale related fields.

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The Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI), Makerere University invites graduate students, professionals and researchers in Health Sciences, Biomedical Sciences, Applied Mathematics or Computer Science to register for the 12 week introductory course: Fundamentals of Pharmacometrics, scheduled to run from September to November 2021. Participants will learn the fundamental principles of pharmacology...

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