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Bataringaya Foundation Donates X-Ray Machines to Mak-Department of Dentistry



On behalf of Bataringaya Foundation, Dr. Geoffrey Bataringaya handed over a donation of X-Ray machines worth 350 million Uganda Shillings to the Department of Dentistry, Makerere University College of Heath Sciences (MakCHS). The handover ceremony took place on 20th November 2019 at the Dental Hospital and School located at the Makerere University Main Campus along Northcote Road.

Dr. Bataringaya highlighted that the donation of digital diagnostic equipment will contribute to research, training of students and delivery of dental services to the Makerere community.

“Bataringaya Foundation has donated the X-Ray machine with an aim of making the dental hospital a center for learning, training and research for generations to come. I urge students, lecturers and management to properly maintain the dental equipment so that it can benefit those who will be at the School in future,” said Dr. Bataringaya.

Dr. Geoffrey Bataringaya, a January 1995 Graduate of the Bachelor of Dental Surgery handed over the donation on behalf of the Bataringaya Foundation to his alma mater Makerere University on 20th November 2019

Dr. Bataringaya, an alumnus of Makerere University called upon staff and alumni to give back to the University. He encouraged students to use the knowledge they attain to transform societies. He also planted a tree at the Dental Hospital in memory of the donation.   

The overjoyed Head of the Department of Dentistry, Dr. Kutesa Annet Mutebi applauded Bataringaya Foundation for the enormous support rendered to the Department.  She called upon other alumni and dental practitioners to emulate the Bataringaya Foundation.  Dr. Muhammed Mbabali, a Lecturer at the Department noted that the X-ray machine will also enable lecturers to supervise students’ work online.  

Prof. Charles Ibingira, the Principal College of Health Sciences expressed gratitude to Bataringaya Foundation for donating and supporting not only the University, but also the nation at large when he said, “the machine will not only be used to train students but also to treat the community.”

The Principal CHS-Prof. Charles Ibingira (Right) flanked by Deputy Principal CHS-Dr. Isaac Okullo (Left) makes his remarks at the handover ceremony, 20th November 2019, Dental Hospital and School, Northcote Road, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda.

He revealed that the Dental Hospital had provided dental services to over 2,000 patients in the last three months. He emphasized that the donation of the digital X-ray machine would add value to delivery of services, ease patient record keeping and management.

The Vice Chancellor, Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe represented by Dr. Christopher Mbazira stated that the Bataringaya Foundation donation will always be used as reference to encourage Makerere University alumni, staff and community to give back to the University.  Dr. Mbazira, the Principal, School of Law and Acting Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic Affairs) also handed over a plaque of appreciation to the Bantaringaya Foundation on behalf of the Vice Chancellor.

Impressed by the fact that the Dental Hospital was providing quality services to students, staff and Ugandans at large, Dr. Mbazira commended the great strides being undertaken by the respective colleges at the University to reach out to the community. 

The Head, Department of Dentistry, Dr. Kutesa Annet Mutebi (Left) addresses Staff and Students that attended the handover of X-Ray machines donated by the Bataringaya Foundation on 20th November 2019, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda

The Director of Makerere University Health Services, Dr. Josaphat Byamugisha reiterated that the equipment would significantly contribute to the advancement of service delivery at Makerere University.

Article by: Mak Public Relations Office


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Request for Expression of Interest: CTCA Information Management System



The Chair, Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe (Centre) with other Members of the CTCA Steering Committee after a meeting on 3rd May 2018, Kampala Uganda.

The Centre for Tobacco Control in Africa (CTCA) was established in July 2011 by the World Health Organization, with funding from Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF). The current and third phase of funding BMGF is through the Africa Capacity Building Foundation, to build and sustain the Institutional Capacity of African governments in tobacco control. CTCA, in its 2019-2025 strategic plan, envisions a tobacco free Africa. The mission of the Centre is to enhance African governments’ capacity to formulate and implement Tobacco Control programs through partnerships and cooperation.

CTCA seeks to recruit a reputable firm to develop a comprehensive information management system that will facilitate decision-making, coordination performance management, and financial management. The system will ensure that all departmental systems are intergrated through tracking and reporting on resource utilization, financial management, activity progress and provide summarised feedback to users on resources used, outputs, outcomes, and impact achieved in line with CTCA annual workplan. The objectives of this assignment include;

  1. Introduce a reliable and efficient information management system
  2. Ensure a securely protected system that offers collaboration means between CTCA, its employees and partners
  3. Generation of data repositories for CTCA activities
  4. Offer authentic up-to-date and consistent information
  5. The Specific duties are in two categories and these include: Monitoring & Evaluation and Financial Management

How to apply

Interested and suitably qualified firms may express interest in the assignment by:
Submitting a motivation letter of not more than 1,000 words and clearly marked as “Expression of interest to develop the CTCA Information management system” in soft copies at the address below not later than 17:00 hours EAT on the 23 March 2021.

Applications should be sent to Email: eoi[at]

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Communication to Students regarding fees payment for Sem I 2020/21



Students walk past the School of Agricultural Sciences along University Road, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda. Date taken: 6th October 2014. Diploma Holders are eligible for admission to Mak Degree Programmes under the Government Sponsorship Scheme (not exceeding 5% of the intake capacity).

To All Students

Please take note of the following important dates you should look out for:

  1. All Loan Scheme (HESFB) and State House sponsored students should enroll within the first two weeks to enable the Finance Department to invoice their sponsors.
  2. All Government sponsored students must enroll immediately on AIMS system and submit their personal bank accounts to their Hall Wardens to enable processing of food and living out allowances. Only enrolled students will be paid. You are therefore advised to enroll as soon as possible.
  3. The fees policy requires that a continuing student should pay at least Ugx. 200,000 to help the University run and this is expected to be paid by 19th March 2021, beyond which a surcharge of Ugx. 20,000 shall be levied.
  4. All students MUST generate payment Reference Numbers (PRN) to be able to make payments. Students have to log into their portal using this link as directed from their admission letters, enroll and generate the PRNs. It is the PRN which you present to the bank to effect your payments.
  5. The deadline for free registration is 9th April 2021, (end of 6th week) beyond which, UGX. 50,000 will be levied.
  6. The deadline for the FULL fees payment is 7th May 2021, (end of 10th week) beyond which, a surcharge of 5% on the outstanding balance will be levied.

For Freshers 2020/2021

This is to remind you that the deadline for change of Programmes/Subjects for 2020/2021 Academic year will be Friday 5th March, 2021. There will be no further extension of the exercise. Applicants can only change after receiving a letter of authorization from the Academic Registrar.
However, note the following;

Bachelor of Journalism and Communication is full. Thus no applicants for change to this programme will be considered for 2020/2021 Academic year.

Bachelor of Dental Surgery has 7 slots for Direct Entrants (‘A Level) available for change of programme for Private Sponsorship for 2020/2021 Academic year.

Further details regarding this communication can be found in the documents attached below:

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Request for Expression of Interest: AFROHUN Communication and Visibility Plan



Africa One Health University Network (AFROHUN) formerly One Health Central and Eastern Africa (OHCEA)

Africa One Health University Network (AFROHUN) is an international network of public health, veterinary medicine, pathobiology, environmental sciences, medicine and global health institutions of higher education. AFROHUN is located in 18 universities in 9 countries in Africa.

Formerly One Health Central and Eastern Africa (OHCEA), AFROHUN is working to transform the training environment and approaches in universities, in a bid to develop a workforce without disciplinary barriers. Enabling students to understand and appreciate the contribution of disciplines outside their own; in predicting, detecting and responding to the kind of complex health challenges we are witnessing today. This is the next generation workforce that we need in the face of increasing outbreaks of epidemics, pandemics and complex health challenges.

Considering the strategic role that AFROHUN plays in One Health workforce development, it is important that it is visible, well-understood and highly regarded. It is important for AFROHUN to document, package and share her story and impact trail. Visibility, understanding and high regard are critical for maintaining stakeholders’ confidence in the network’s work in order to harness, sustain and enhance the multiple stakeholders’ interest.

Towards this end, AFROHUN is planning to engage an experienced communications consultant to develop a multi-faceted Communications and Visibility Strategy. The strategy will provide a broad framework that will guide communications and visibility in AFROHUN and will identify the issues that need to be addressed to build awareness, improve knowledge, build mutual understanding with key stakeholders and generate support for the network’s initiatives. The strategy will provide guidance on how to capture, package and share the network’s story, document and share lessons learned and best practices as well as the impact of building a one health workforce, to the management of disease outbreaks and health emergences. The strategy will also play a critical role in driving the network’s business plan.

AFROHUN therefore, invites proposals from eligible, qualified and experienced individuals and firms for provision of consultancy services to develop an institutional Communications and Visibility Strategy.

Terms of Reference for the Development of the AFROHUN Communications and Visibility Strategy

The Terms of Reference for the development of the Communications and Visibility Strategy shall include but not limited to;

  1. Communication review, including an analysis of the current perception and positioning of the network and its initiatives among key constituencies and stakeholders. Review of communications and visibility documents as necessary.
  2. Analysis and mapping of stakeholders and target audiences, to inform prioritization processes.
  3. Undertake primary and secondary research to assess the network’s external and internal communications strategies/activities and determine gaps.
  4. Facilitate processes to ensure stakeholder participation in the strategy development.
  5. Developing a 5-year Communications and Visibility Strategy, including detailed objectives and priorities, and implementation plan, based on AFROHUN’s strategic activities and programs.
  6. Recommend tools for monitoring and evaluation of the Communications and Visibility Strategy.

A complete expression of interest package should be emailed to:

mnattimba[at]  and copied to secretariat[at]

Deadline for submission: 1700hrs, 19th March 2021.

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