Makerere University School of Public Health (MakSPH) in partnership with Nottingham Trent University (NTU), UK held three 2-day training workshops for health practitioners on Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) and Antimicrobial Stewardship (AMS) at Central Inn, Entebbe in September 2019. The workshops aimed to raise awareness on AMR, a serious and growing global health problem, and hence trained participants on the careful use of antibiotics to limit the spread of drug resistant infections.
The multidisciplinary training was conducted in collaboration with Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust (BHT) UK, Makerere University Pharmacy Department, Makerere University College of Veterinary Medicine, Animal Resources and Biosecurity (CoVAB), Entebbe Regional Referral Hospital, and the Ministry of Health. Overall, 86 participants were trained using a One Health approach. Of these, 56 health practitioners were from Entebbe hospital, 20 health practitioners were from lower level health facilities (heath centre II, III, and IV) in Wakiso district, and 10 participants were veterinary officers from Entebbe Municipality.
In his opening remarks, Dr. David Musoke, the Uganda project lead, thanked all the health practitioners for turning up in big numbers and expressing keen interest in AMR and AMS. He challenged the participants to apply the knowledge and skills they obtained in their day-to-day work at health facilities, on farms, and in their communities.
4th Call For Applications: MURBS Departmental Ambassadors
In February 2018, the Makerere University Retirement Benefits Scheme (MURBS) launched the Departmental Ambassadors Programme. MURBS hopes to use this Ambassadors Programme to engage more directly with its membership and enhance member education. MURBS further perceives this Programme as a means to mitigate succession planning risks.
MURBS Fund Value continues to grow, and as at 31st March 2021, it stood at Ushs 235.5bn as compared to Ushs 209.6bn as at 30th June 2020. Given this growth, there is increased need for prospective Trustees, who are well equipped with relevant knowledge and skills, and with practical exposure to the management and governance of MURBS.
- Must be employed by the University on permanent terms
- Must be an Active Member of the Scheme (currently contributing to the Scheme) and appear on the Official Register of the MURBS Active Membership as at 30th April 2021.
- Must be willing to commit time to trainings and other ambassadorial activities organised by the Scheme.
Mode of training for 4th Cohort of Ambassadors
Training for this (4th) Cohort of Ambassadors is envisaged to be conducted over the zoom online platform only, due to Covid-19 restrictions. The Scheme does not envisage any face-to-face interactions.
Tenure of Office & Termination or Withdrawal
There is no tenure of office for the Departmental Ambassador. As long as a member is willing to continue serving as an Ambassador, and the Ambassador continues to satisfy the eligibility criteria above, she or he will remain a MURBS Ambassador.
How to Apply
Interested members should complete the MURBS Departmental Ambassador Application Form 01-0218. The completed Form together with the requested attachments should be sent to info[at]murbs.mak.ac.ug and copy to wilber.naigambi[at]mak.ac.ug no later than 5:00 p.m. on Monday, 14th June 2021. We discourage hand delivery of applications.
MURBS shall acknowledge receipt of each application received within 12 hours and will respond to the applicants to confirm the status of their application in writing (by e-mail). Upon approval of the application, the name of the approved Ambassador together with the Department and School/Unit will be updated on the list of the MURBS Departmental Ambassadors in the Group 4 category and published on the MURBS website.
NOTE: There is no limit as to the number of ambassadors that MURBS can have in a department.
Please see Downloads for the detailed call and application form.
Chair Council Communication on Closure of Makerere University
7th June 2021
All Members of Staff
All Students and Stakeholders
RE: CLOSURE OF MAKERERE UNIVERSITY
Following the address to the Nation by H.E. Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, President of Uganda, on 6th June 2021, this is to inform you that the University will be closed with effect from today 7th June 2021 for 42days.
During the closure, the University shall observe a 30% physical presence of staff while other faculty and administrative staff shall continue to work online.
Management will inform staff and students on the implementation of teaching, learning, and research activities online. Construction activities shall continue as per the President’s directives and with strict adherence to the COVID-19 SOPs.
Lorna Magara (Mrs.)
Chairperson, Makerere University Council
RUFORUM: Transforming Higher Education Videos and Links
Video Series developed by Julieta Mazzola, EARTH University.
- What is Community Engagement? Video 1 of 3. https://youtu.be/etv2-W1U3O0
- Different Forms of University Engagement with the Community. Video 2 of 3. https://youtu.be/73h2p8P0BLw
- Student learning through Community Engagement. Video 3 of 3. https://youtu.be/Ule3P1-tjC4
Health1 week ago
Call for Applications: MAK-ImS PhD, Masters, Non-Degree Fellowship Scholarships
Natural Sciences1 week ago
Scholarship Opportunity: African Water Resources Mobility Network
General2 weeks ago
Mak Digitizes over 10,000 Land Records Dating from 1830 to 1995
VC's Diary4 days ago
University Closure Guidelines in Compliance With Presidential Directive on COVID-19