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New Equipment at Mak hospital

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Makerere University hospital received a donation of medical equipment from the Makerere University Joint AIDS program (MJAP) on 30th July 2015. The Deputy Vice Chancellor Finance and Administration, Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe who received the equipment on behalf of the University commended MJAP for contributing to better service delivery at the facility.

The equipment included a microscope and a Pima CD4 machine; a simple effective point of care to measure CD4 count. This machine will make it possible for patients to receive their CD4 results in les than 20 minutes as opposed to the intial days and weeks of waiting for the same.

 “Uganda has some of the best trained doctors but absence of equipment is a major constrain. I take this opportunity to thank MJAP for the collaboration with Makerere University. A healthy nation is a wealthy one. We need to address health issues even at the institutional level so that these efforts eventually aggregate into improvement nationally,” he said. Prof. Nawangwe further applauded efforts at putting up a teaching hospital at Katalemwa through Public private Partnerships.The Director, Makerere University Hospital, Dr. Margaret Wandera receives part of the equipment from Prof Nawangwe.

In highlighting the advantages of this CD4 machine, the lab technician Francis Kalule pointed out that it is user friendly and has an inbuilt battery saving system which enables it to work without hydro electric power. It has the ability to provide absolute CD4 count values in points as opposed to percentages, for example 500 cells per cubic meter. 

According to Dr. Jennifer Namusobya, Director MJAP, “With the Pima CD4 machine, patients do not have to make a second trip to the hospital to collect their results, a costly and time consuming process.”

The Director, Makerere University Hospital, Dr. Margaret Wandera, observed that the donation of both machines will go a long way in supplementing services at the University hospital. She shared that Makerere University is open to similar partnership for equipment and other logistics.

 By Marion Alina

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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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