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Exhibition Opportunity: 3rd OHCEA International One Health Conference



One Health Central and Eastern Africa (OHCEA), Makerere University with support from USAID and other funders and in partnership with University of Minnesota and Tufts University of USA, has organized the 3rd OHCEA International One Health Conference scheduled for July 24-26 2019 in Kampala-Uganda. The theme of the conference is “Harnessing One Health for Global Health Security”.  The conference is a unique opportunity for exchange of ground breaking One Health innovations, practice and academic discourse. Over 350 One Health global practitioners, policy makers, scientists, students and young professionals from diverse disciplines are expected to attend.

The conference will provide a platform to showcase and disseminate knowledge management products and innovations in One Health. We are calling all interested individuals to apply to exhibit. The conference offers a one-stop centre of a collection of people from all over Africa, Europe, the Americas and Asia. You have 3 days to interact with them and share your exhibit, showcasing your expertise. There will be practitioners who may find your innovation useful in their practice, innovators who may provide useful networks for collaboration. Policy makers can provide useful linkages to those elusive but crucial circles.

Register to Exhibit via this link :

This opportunity is FREE to students!

The Conference will run under the seven sub-themes below:

Sub-theme 1: One Health workforce development

Sub-theme 2: One Health and Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR)

Sub-theme 3: Zoonotic Disease Surveillance and Control for One Health

Sub-theme 4: Community and government engagement for One Health

Sub-theme 5: Partnerships and collaboration in One Health

Sub-theme 6: Environmental Management for One Health

Sub-theme 7: Policy, Social and Economic issues of One Health

More details are available on the conference wesite  

We look forward to your participation at the One Health Conference.

Contact details

Deborah Naatujuna Nkwanga
Engagement Manager – ResilientAfrica Network (RAN)
Makerere University, School of Public Health
Plot 30, Upper Kololo Terrace
P.O Box 7072 Kampala, Uganda
Tel (Office): +256 414 343 597
Skype : n.deborah
Twitter: @ndeborah1

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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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