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PhD call for HI-Train (Health Informatics PhD Training Scholarship)

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Makerere University in partnership with Moi University and University of Bergen received a grant from the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad) to establish a project entitled "HI­
TRAIN: Health Informatics Training and Research in East Africa for Improved Health Care"
. HI­
TRAIN
is under the NORHED programme within Norad.
HI-TRAIN now invites applications for a full-time three year PhD fellowship tenable under the sandwich
mode at the University of Bergen (Norway) and Makerere University. The recipients of the PhD fellowship will spend a total of one (I) year at the University of Bergen (UiB) during the fellowship.
Funding
The PhDfellowship will provide scholarship and stipend for the duration spent in Norway and at the local
institution. The fellowship will also provide support for regional/international conferences, field stU(}y',
and printing ·of thesis, publications and travel to Norway. A minimal allowance wi II be given to female
studentslinder the ge~der mainstreaming initiative.
Admission requirements
The applicant must qualify for admission to the University of Bergen PhD Programme in the respective
disciplines. The list of requirements is as follows:
a)  The candidate must hold a master's degree in a relevant field and document competence in areas relevant to the position, including research and teaching experience. 
(b) Applicants must document their English proficiency.
c) Short-listed applicants will be invited for interviews.
d) With the applicant's permission, UiB and Mak will also conduct a reference check before al"pointment.
e) Applicants must be current academic staff of Makerere University or Moi University. All qualified
persons are encouraged to apply for the fellowship, ilTespective of cultural background, gender, age
or disability.
f) Women are especially encouraged to apply.
g) Ganduates must formally agree, through a contractual obiligation, to serve as faculty in Health
Informatics in the respective University after graduation.

Applicants should submit their application and CV to the College of Computing and Information Sciences at Makerere University, attention to the Dean, School of Computing and Informatics.
Closing date: 21 March 2014 at 17:00 GMT.
Contact:
Dr. Josephine Nabukenya, 
email: josephine[@]cit.ac.ug
Prof. Khalid Mughal 
email: Khalid.Mughal[@]ii.uib.no
 
For further information about the call, please download the document below.
 

 

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Veteran Professor changed Makerere and Higher Education

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Professor Pancras John Mukasa Ssebuwufu (L) receives a plaque and citation from RUFORUM Board Member and Vice Chancellor Ndejje University-Professor Eriabu Lugujjo (Right) on 6th May 2021 at the RUFORUM Secretariat, Plot 155 Garden Hill, Makerere University Main Campus,

When Professor John Ssebuwufu ambled up to receive a certificate of recognition for his ‘exceptional’ contribution to higher education from the Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) at Makerere University (MU), he was thinking of many things, such as rewarding staff, that he could have done differently to impact university education more.

But he did what he could have done, under the circumstances.

He presided over MU (in 1993) when student enrolment was 5,000 and left in 2004 when the population was surging to more than 15,000.

He emphasised the use of information communication technologies in almost all the institutions he had been involved in and sent many academic staff on exchanges to boost research and innovation. Now, more African universities engage in ground-breaking research.

So, he proceeded to accept his recognition and make his acceptance speech, which was mostly about gratitude.

Ssebuwufu, 74, who is currently the chancellor at Kyambogo University and the vice-chancellor of the University of Kisubi, is credited for his exemplary leadership and pragmatic methods that have shaped higher education in Uganda and Africa as a whole.

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Japan Africa Dream Scholarship (JADS) Program 2021/2022

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Japan Africa Dream Scholarship (JADS) Program 2021/2022. Photo credit: AfDB

The Japan Africa Dream Scholarship (JADS) Program is a capacity building project by the AfDB and Japan which was initiated in 2017 with the aim of providing two-year scholarship awards to highly achieving African graduate students to enable them to undergo post-graduate studies (i.e. a two-year Master’s degree program) in selected priority development areas on the continent and Japan. The overarching goal the AfDB and the Government of Japan seek to attain is to enhance skills and human resources development in Africa in under the Bank’s High 5s agenda (i.e. “Feed Africa”, “Light up Africa”, “Industrialize Africa”, “Integrate Africa” and “Improve the quality of life of the people of Africa”) and key Japanese development assistance initiatives. JADS core areas of study focus include energy, agriculture, health, environmental sustainability, and engineering. The program also seeks to promote inter-university collaboration and university-industry partnerships between Japan and Africa. Upon completion of their studies, the JADS scholars are expected to return to their home countries to apply and disseminate their newly acquired knowledge and skills in the public and private sectors, and contribute to national and continental socio-economic development.

About the JADS program

The JADS Program is open to applicants from AfDB member countries with relevant professional experience and a history of supporting their countries’ development efforts who are applying to a graduate degree program in energy development and related discipline.  The program does not provide scholarships to any other graduate degree program.

The scholarship program provides tuition, a monthly living stipend, round-trip airfare, health insurance, and travel allowance.

Upon completion of their studies, the beneficiary scholars are expected to return to their home countries to apply and disseminate their newly acquired knowledge and skills, and contribute to the promotion of sustainable development of their countries.

Who is Eligible to Apply?

The program is open to those who have gained admission to an approved Masters degree course at a Japanese partner university. Candidates should be 35 years old or younger; in good health; with a Bachelor’s degree or its equivalent in the energy area or related area; and have a superior academic record. Upon completion of their study programs, scholars are expected to return to their home country to contribute to its economic and social development.

Application Procedures

  1. Applicant requests for information and application forms and procedures from the chosen JADS partner university. For any inquiries, please contact JADS@AFDB.ORG
  2. Applicant completes required documents and sends them to the university.
  3. University evaluates and selects applicants.
  4. University sends selected candidates to the AfDB.
  5. AfDB reviews submissions from universities, prepares and approves the final list.
  6. AfDB contacts selected awardees, and informs the universities.

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WHS Regional Meeting Africa 2021: Finance Chairperson’s Update

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Prof. Tonny J. Oyana, Finance Chairperson, World Health Summit Regional Meeting Africa, June 2021.

SOPs: Our plan is to have 200 sets of people in different spacious rooms…

Prof. Tonny j. oyana, finance chairperson whs regional meeting africa

We are sincerely grateful to our sponsors…

Over 15 core sponsors…

Sessions: 60% Virtual, 40% Onsite…

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