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Overview of 12years of the MakSPH-CDC Program

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The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Capacity Building Initiatives through the Makerere University School of Public Health Fellowship Program was initiated in 2002 with the two-year Long-term Fellowship.

The purpose of the long-term Fellowship is to enhance program leadership and management capacity for health-related programs through hands-on training of individuals (long-term Fellows). The program which initially focused on building leadership capacity for management of HIV programs (2002-2010) expanded the scope in 2011 to include other health priorities (e.g. Malaria, Tuberculosis, Maternal and Child Health, Informatics, among others). 107 Fellows have been trained since 2002, including 13 who graduated on 17th December, 2014.

In 2008, the program initiated the 8-months work-based, modular training dubbed the Medium-term Fellowship. The Medium-term Fellowship is aimed at building institutional capacity in technical areas, including Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) and continuous quality improvement (CQI) for health programs. 207 Fellows have been trained since 2008, including 40 Fellows who completed in December 2014 and will graduate this month January 2015. This year, the Medium-term Fellowship will start another capacity building program for district health managers.

The program has trained more than 2000 health managers through various short courses e.g. Leadership/management, Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E), Quality improvement, Grants writing, Scientific writing, among others. Future plans of the program include developing a comprehensive national capacity building program that responds to the national health capacity building needs at district and national level and providing additional support to graduate programs within the School of Public Health, College of Health Sciences (CHS), to enhance quality of the graduates.

Please see Downloads for the detailed report. A video commemorating twelve years of the program was produced and may be accessed by clicking here.

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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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Uganda’s policymakers implored to address forest loss, plastic & water pollution

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Left to Right: Prof. Gunnar Köhlin, Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe, Amb. Maria Håkansson, Commissioner Julius Mafumbo and Prof. Edward Bbaale posing for a group photo before the opening ceremony on 22nd September 2022: Photo by EfD-Mak Centre.

The Vice Chancellor Professor Barnabas Nawangwe on Thursday 22nd September, 2022 participated in the opening of the EfD Annual meeting hosted by Makerere University at Speke Resort Munyonyo where he appealed to government to implement the ban on kaveera and address other environmental issues.

The opening ceremony moderated by the EfD Global Hub Manager Gunnar Köhlin and was graced by Uganda’s Minister for Water and Environment represented by the Commissioner for Water, Mr. Julius Mafumbo and the Swedish Ambassador to Uganda, H.E. Maria Håkansson.

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