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Applications for a HI-TRAIN Master of Science in Health Informatics 2015/16



Makerere University (Mak) 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 two year Masters programme – Master of Science in Health Informatics. The Masters programme is tenable at Moi University, Eldoret, Kenya.  The programme will begin in the academic year 2015/2016 in September 2015.

The deadline for the applications has been extended to Friday 12th June 2015; at 12noon/Midday EAT

Qualifications for suitable candidates

  1. Meet the common Moi University School of Medicine Graduate studies Committee (SOMGSC) entry requirements as they refer to Master of Science Programmes
  2. A Bachelor’s Degree in the Health Sciences from Makerere University or its equivalent from other institutions approved by Makerere University Senate.


  1. A Bachelor’s Degree in Computing or Informatics from Makerere University or its equivalent from other institutions approved by Makerere University Senate
  2. If from foreign countries, show evidence of proficiency in English language
  3. Pass admission interviews as determined by the HI-Train Graduate and Research Committee

Applicants should submit their application and CV to the School of Computing & Informatics Technology, Makerere University; attention to: Dr. Josephine Nabukenya (HI-Train Project Coordinator). For applicants at the College of Health Sciences, please submit your applications to Dr. Nazarius Tumwesigye Mbona, School of Public Health, Makerere University.

The following documentation should be submitted as attachments to the application:

  • Certificates and/or grades for all post-secondary education, up to and including the bachelor's level;
  • A motivation letter

Mode of study:    Fulltime (2 Year programme)

Venue:                 College of Health Sciences, Moi University, Eldoret
Commencing:     September 2015
Course cost:        Kshs. 174,000/= per year for East African Students and Kshs. 209,640/= per year for non East Africa. There are 10 scholarships for Makerere University Staff.

Female candidates are highly encouraged to apply.

Further course details can be found at:

The application and referee forms can be accessed below.

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Veteran Professor changed Makerere and Higher Education



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



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



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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