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Mak One Health Institute – Cohort 2019 Graduate Fellowship & Field Attachment

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The Makerere University One Health Institute is due to run over the Semester I Christmas recess (December 2018 to January 2019). This is inter-disciplinary training using a “One Health” approach targeting both students and faculty of programs that contribute to improved health outcomes.

Background
Due to Increasing trends in disease outbreaks that result from animal-human-environment interactions, there is a new global paradigm of doing things together to solve health challenges, Multidisciplinary individuals with transformative knowledge and ability to prevent and mitigate risks at the animal-human-ecosystems interface are needed in order to achieve “One Health”. One Health Central and Eastern Africa (OHCEA) is a network of institutions of Public Health, Veterinary and Environmental Health, located in 17 universities in 8 African countries.

Under Makerere University, OHCEA is calling for applications for the Makerere University One Health Institute Fellowship and Field Attachment, Cohort 2019, for Graduate and Undergraduate Students respectively.

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Target participants:

  • GraduatesMakerere University fulltime graduate students in their second year with great potential for leadership, previous demonstrable contribution to multi-disciplinary work approaches and a vested interest in positively contributing to, and advancing, the emerging field of One Health.
  • UndergraduatesMakerere University undergraduate students currently in their final semester of study, with great potential for leadership, ability to work in multi-disciplinary teams and a vested interest in advancing the emerging field of One Health is an added advantage.

Application Procedure:
Graduates
All applications must be written in English according to the guidelines indicated on the application form and emailed to the Program Administrator on ohceaug[at]ohcea.org copied to tumwinegabriel[at]gmail.com by 21st October 2018. Cleary indicate One Health Fellowship Application in the email subject line. Applicants are required to submit the application form which is accessed on www.ohcea.org. Only successful candidates will be contacted by 17th November 2018

Undergraduates
All applications must be written in English according to the guidelines indicated on the application form and emailed to the OHCEA Uganda Administrator on ohceaug[at]ohcea.org by 21st October 2018, Applicants are required to submit an application form which can be accessed on www.ohcea.org together with a clear copy of the University Identity card. Clearly indicate One Health Attachment Application in the email subject line. Only successful candidates will be contacted by 17th November 2018

For more details contact: OHCEA Country Office; COVAB, Level 2, RM 205, Email ohceaug[at]ohcea.org

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Veteran Professor changed Makerere and Higher Education

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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

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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

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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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