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IAA partners with Makerere University ahead of the 3rd FISU World University Netball Championship 2018

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IAA Healthcare has partnered with the Makerere University to provide world-class medical services during the 3rd FISU World University Netball Championship 2018. The package that includes a fully equipped Ambulance that will be working 24/7, a team of well-trained personnel and other medical support was announced by the IAA Healthcare Sales Manager Mr. Aurthur Esimat at the Press Conference that was held on 5th September 2018, at IAA Healthcare offices. 

“All the medical supplies required for the event will be at disposal of the organizing committee. In addition, we have earmarked IHK hospital as the referral hospital in case of any eventuality. We can only build on the priceless experience and ensure that the hundreds of guests that will participate in the World University Netball Championship leave with exceptional memories from our unparalleled service,” he said. 

Dr. Sarah Ssali, Mr. Aurthur Esimat and Ms. Peninnah Kabenge,Dr. Ebuk Ruth Acen  and Ms. Ritah Namisango posing for a photo in one of the IHK intensive care ambulance.

Uganda is set to host the 3rd FISU World University Netball Championship 2018 from 17th -21st September 2018 at Makerere University. According to the Head-Secretariat, Local Organizing Committee Ms. Penninah Kabenge, eight countries including; USA, Sri Lanka, Singapore, South Africa, Zimbawe, Namibia, Kenya, and the host (Uganda) have confirmed participation.

“We expect these teams together with other delegates to start arriving on 14th September 2018. We have organized a grand opening ceremony on 17th September 2018 in the Makerere University Freedom Square and we call upon all Ugandans to attend.  I would like to say that we are ready and eagerly waiting for the D-day to come,” said Peninnah Kabenge.

Represented by the 1st Vice President of the Local Organizing Committee of the 3rd FISU World University Netball Championship Dr. Sarah Ssali, the Vice Chancellor of Makerere University Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe who is also the President of the Local Organizing Committee; thanked IAA Healthcare for coming on board to ensure better health conditions during the days of the competitions. 

"IAA has better services which meet both local, national and international levels. I am confident that they will provide the best medical services to our international guests during the competitions,” he stated.

Prof. Nawangwe applauded organizations, companies, institutions and individuals that have partnered with Makerere University and other organizing committees to ensure that the 3rd FISU World University Netball Championship 2018 is a success.  He called upon all Ugandans to participate in the 3rd FISU World University Netball Championship 2018 and witness their team winning the Championship. 

“On behalf of Makerere University Hospital, I would like to assure the public that we are going to work with IAA Healthcare to ensure that the players and other participants receive the best healthcare services,” said Dr. Ebuk Ruth Acen, Head of Clinical Services at Makerere University Hospital. 

Dr. Sarah Ssali, Mr. Aurthur Esimat and Ms. Peninnah Kabenge,Dr. Ebuk Ruth Acen  with some of the IAA Healthcare staff memebers

Ms. Ritah Namisango- The Principal Public Relations Officer of Makerere University called upon staff, students, alumni, corporate bodies and well-wishers to popularize and support the Netball championship. 

“This is a national event. Makerere University is hosting the Netball Championship on behalf of Uganda.  We therefore call upon you to turn up in big numbers to cheer Team Uganda (The Mighty Cranes), which comprises 21 competent students from Makerere University and other universities in the country. I cannot hear all Ugandans cheering the Uganda Netball Team will with pleasure chorus the Netball Slogan: #Ettuuke, #Ettuuke, #Ettuuke, #Ettuuke,” she said.

The 2nd FISU World University Netball Championship was held in Miami, Florida in 2016 at St. Thomas University. In 2017, the Association of Uganda University Sports (AUUS) in conjunction with Makerere University and the support of several stakeholders won the bid to host the 3rd FISU World University Netball Championships 2018. Uganda was awarded the hosting rights for the event, beating Namibia, England and Jamaica. The award was based on the successful hosting of the 5th All Africa Games in 2008, the 2nd FISU World University Woodball Championship 2010, and the 19th World University Cross Country Championship 2014 among others.

The bidding was initiated by the Sports and Games Union during the Student committee to council meeting, during which the Union proposed that Makerere University hosts the 2018 World University Netball Championship. The proposal was fully embraced and received the blessing of the University Council.  The 3rd Edition of the World University Netball Championship was officially launched on Tuesday 1st August 2017 at Makerere University. 

Article by Mak Public Relations Office
 

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A Successful Ph.D. Defense by Vianney Andrew Yiga

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The CEDAT community is proud to share our congratulations to Vianney Andrew Yiga following his successful Ph.D. defense that happened yesterday Monday 3rd October 2022 at the College of Engineering, Design, Art, and Technology (CEDAT).

His Thesis was titled; Thermal Stability of Fiber- Reinforced Polylactic Acid Composites for Flameretarded Applications.

The candidate was supervised by Eng. Dr. Michael Lubwama and Eng. Dr. Peter W. Olupot both from the Department of Mechanical Engineering, at CEDAT.

Dr. John Wasswa, Department of Chemistry, College of Natural Sciences (CONAS), Makerere University was the opponent that interrogated the candidate to enable a clear understanding of the study.

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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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