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Announcement for Palliative Care Programmes

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The Academic Registrar, Makerere University in partnership with the Institute of Hospice and Palliative Care in Africa (Hospice Africa Uganda) invites applications for the Bachelor of Science in Palliative Care and Diploma in Palliative Care, tenable at Hospice Africa Uganda for the academic year 2015/2016 commencing in August 2015.
The mission of the programme is to produce palliative care experts from a range of health disciplines who can take on clinical, service development, educational, managerial and research and development roles to build on palliative care across the region in both the private and public sectors.
Admission Requirements:
(A) Bachelor of Science in Palliative Care (BPC)
This is a 3-Year programme undertaken by distance learning with (4) weeks compulsory residential training at the beginning of each year at Hospice Africa Uganda. It has two entry levels;
(i) Entry at Year I:
Diploma holders including; Clinical Officers, Clinical Ophthalmic Officers, Clinical Dental officers, Psychiatry Clinical Officers, Pharmacy Technicians, Physiotherapists, Occupational therapists, Social workers, registered nurses, midwives, comprehensive nurses and any other relevant and related health science diplomas and degrees from recognized Institutions of higher learning.
(ii) Entry at Year II:
• Applicants with Diploma in Palliative Care from Makerere University/Hospice Africa Uganda, OR
• Diploma in Palliative Care from a recognized Institution of higher learning.
(B) Diploma in Palliative Care (DPC)
This is a 1-Year programme undertaken by distance learning with (4) weeks compulsory residential training at the beginning of the year at Hospice Africa Uganda.
• Diploma holders including; Clinical Officers, Clinical Ophthalmic Officers, Clinical Dental officers, Psychiatry Clinical Officers, Pharmacy Technicians, Physiotherapists, Occupational therapists, Social workers, registered
nurses, midwives, comprehensive nurses and any other relevant and related health science diplomas from recognized Institutions of higher learning.
Essential Selection Criteria:
All applicants must fulfil the following Criteria:
• Must possess the required academic qualification. Certified copies of certificates, diploma and degrees (Not photocopies of certified copies) from the awarding Institutions must be attached to the application forms.
• Must possess a Uganda Certificate of Education ("0") level or its equivalent with at least 5 passes obtained at the same sitting.
• Must possess the Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education ("A'') level or its equivalent with at least 1 principal pass and 2 subsidiary passes obtained at the same sitting.
Course fees:
Tuition fees (excluding accommodation) for the course is$ 4,400 per year.
Fees for National Council for Higher Education – Shs.20, 000/ = per year
Application and Enquiries
Application forms and more information can be obtained from Hospice Africa Uganda or can be downloaded from http://www.hospiceafrica.or.ug. The completed form together with certified copies of Diploma and Certificates from the awarding Institutions must be submitted by 6th March 2015.
Application fee is Ug.Shs.50,000/ = for Ugandans and US $75 for International applicants. Fees should be paid to the University through Hospice Africa Uganda and sent
together with completed forms to:

The Academic Registrar,
Institute of Hospice and Palliative Care in Africa,
Hospice Africa Uganda,
P.O. Box 7757, Kampala, Uganda.

Physical address:
Plot 130, Makindye Road, Kampala
For further details, contact the Institute administrator at;
Tel: +256 414 266867/510089/, + 256 392 766867/ Mobile +256 704161129
Email: education@hospiceafrica.or.ug
Copy to: ar@hospiceafrica .or.ug

The closing date for returning completed application forms is Friday 6 th March, 2015.
 

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Makerere University Launches National Parenting Draft Manual

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The Director of Culture at the Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development, Ms. Juliana Naumo Akoryo (Centre) and Dr. Godfrey Siu, the Principal Investigator from Mak-CHDC (Right) interact with a participant at the workshop on 22nd July 2022, Kampala.

By Agnes Namaganda

On July 22nd 2022, Makerere UniversityChild Health and Development Centre (MakCHDC) launched a draft manual for the National Parenting Standards. The Centre has been working together with the Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development (MGLSD) with funding from UNICEF (United Nations Children’s Emergency Fund), to develop standards that are agreeable to all organisations in the country that are involved in parenting work. The draft manual was being presented to members of a consortium that brings together all these organisations together, called the Parenting Agenda Consortium.

“We produce many documents and they are shelved,” Irene Ayot Chono, who was speaking on behalf of UNICEF said. “We hope that this document will not be one of them,” she emphasized.

Irene Ayot Chono-UNICEF, urging participants to utilize the manual once it is complete.
Irene Ayot Chono-UNICEF, urging participants to utilize the manual once it is complete.

Dr. Godfrey Siu, the Principal Investigator from Mak-CHDC who presented the draft manual to participants, emphasized that if any organization is doing parenting work, there should be a minimum package that they should offer.

Draft Manual Content

The manual which will have several modules. These modules will be delivered face-to-face in 1.5 hour sessions. Some of these include; Module 6 which will focus on “understanding responsible masculinity and fatherhood” and on “understanding the concept of head of family.”The draft manual also proposed that Module 11 focuses on Parenting in the 21st Century. Some of the sessions in this module will include Children and Technology, Contemporary Influence on Children and Modernity, Culture and Morality.Module 9 will focus on Parenting for Adolescents and some of the suggested sessions within this module are Needs for Adolescents and The Art of Communicating with Adolescents. Module 5 will focus on Preventing Violent Parenting and Promoting Alternative Discipline Strategies while Module 10 will be about Parenting to Address the Mental Health for Children and Adults.

Dr. Godfrey Siu, the Principal Investigator from Mak-CHDC presenting the contents of the National Parenting Standards Draft Manual.
Dr. Godfrey Siu, the Principal Investigator from Mak-CHDC presenting the contents of the National Parenting Standards Draft Manual.

Participants’ suggestions

After the presentation, participants raised several suggestions for discussion and consideration. These included whether there should be a module on spirituality since Uganda is a strongly religious nation. There was also the concern of how children in remand homes should be parented. Another concern raised by a participant was as to whether teachers who make an undeniable contribution to parenting, should be taken through the parenting manual.

A participant gives her input at the National Parenting Standards Draft Manual launch.
A participant gives her input at the National Parenting Standards Draft Manual launch.

In her closing remarks, Ms. Juliana Naumo Akoryo, the Director of Cultural Affairs at the Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development (MGLSD) said that the manual is for the parenting organisations to utilize and not for MGLSD.

The Director of Culture at the Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development, Ms. Juliana Naumo Akoryo making closing remarks at the workshop.
The Director of Culture at the Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development, Ms. Juliana Naumo Akoryo making closing remarks at the workshop.

Ms. Chono also adjured the team behind the manual to use picture illustrations in the manual that can be relatable by the Ugandan parents.

Contact: Agnes Namaganda – agnesvioletnamaganda@gmail.com

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Launch of Mak-RIF Round 4 Awards & PhD Call for Proposals

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Mak-RIF 4 Awards and PhD Call For Proposals, 29th September 2022, 9:00 to 10:00 AM EAT.

Makerere University received funding from the Government of the Republic of Uganda, earmarked to support high impact Research and Innovations. This unique initiative arose after engagements between the top University Management and the Government of Uganda. This fund illustrates the increasing importance that the Government attaches to Research and Innovation as a driver of development and transformation. The objective of the fund is to increase the local generation of translatable research and scalable innovations that address key gaps required to drive Uganda’s development agenda. 

In the Financial years 2019/2020, 2020/2021 and 2021/2022 the Government of the Republic of Uganda through Mak-RIF has funded implementation of over 750 multidisciplinary research and innovations within the various Colleges, while engaging multiple stakeholders within and outside Makerere University. The Grants Management Committee (GMC) has finalized the award process for the Mak-RIF round 4 call for funding for this Financial Year 2022/2023.

The Grants Management Committee (GMC) hereby invites you to the Launch of the Mak-RIF Round 4 awards and PhD Call for Proposals scheduled to take place tomorrow Thursday 29th September 2022 from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m. EAT. 

Please use the following details to join the launch.

Register in advance for this meeting:
https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwpcu-urDIjE9ZgxdsbEmA2IkNMMiJVECt_ 
Meeting ID: 884 5662 9992
Password: 292624

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Notice: Makerere Disability Scheme 2022/23 Medical Review Exercise

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One of the PWD graduands at the 69th Graduation during the Session held on 17th January 2019.

The Academic Registrar, Makerere University invites persons with disability who applied for admission to public universities under the disability entry scheme for 2022/2023 Academic Year to appear for medical/review exercise at Makerere Unive, Senate Building, Level Two (2) in the Telepresence Centre.

NOTE: Only those who have the minimum entry requirements of at least two principal passes at A’ Level or its equivalent and at least five (5) passes at O’ Level or its equivalent will be interviewed.

 Only candidates who sat ‘a’ level in 2020, 2019 and 2018 are eligible for admission.

THE EXERCISE WILL BE CONDUCTED ON 3rd, 4th and 5th October, 2022 respectively from 9.00 A.M – 1.00 P.M each day.

IMPORTANT:

(i) If you fail to appear on any of the given days above, there will be no other chance for you.

(ii) Applicants with Government Scholarship for the previous years are not eligible for admission

ALFRED MASIKYE NAMOAH

Acting. ACADEMIC REGISTRAR

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