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IDI Holds Lab Open Day

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On Thursday 13th February, 2020. the Core Lab under the Laboratory Programme at the Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI) in Mulago hosted a tour around its facilities in a bid to present its achievements. The tour also presented an opportunity to create awareness of the services offered there and their contribution towards patient safety through quality laboratory service delivery.

The event opened with annotations from key stakeholders including the Dr. Isaac Ssewanyana, Director of the Uganda National Health Laboratory, who spoke on behalf of Dr. Susan Nabadda, the Commissioner, Uganda National Laboratory Services (UNLS).  His remarks were followed by a tour and a myriad of highlights in the lab, including sixteen successive years of College of American Pathologists (CAP) accreditation. The visitors were invited to view a vast array of state-of-the-art lab technology including Unique Liquid Mass Spectrometer, the first of its kind in East and Central Africa.

Dr. Andrew Kambugu, the Sande McKinnell, Executive Director of IDI commended the lab for the high standards maintained since inception in 2003. He said the lab was open for routine tests-use in clinical management in addition to research tests.

The Executive Director IDI-Dr. Andrew Kambugu (5th Right) poses for a group photo with guests who took part in the Open Lab Day at the Core Lab in Mulago, Kampala Uganda.

“This laboratory is a great step towards Uganda’s journey in the health sector; a step that can prove that Uganda can develop and deliver internationally competent services,” he added.

Tea-time involved interactions, comments, and appreciations from the guests. Prof. Charles George Okiria, the Chairperson Allied Health Professionals Council Uganda noted that as a council, they are proud to be associated with the Infectious Diseases Institute. He acknowledged the lab for rising above the standards of the regular yardsticks used to assess laboratories.

Simon Peter Rugera, Head of the Medical Laboratory Science Department at the Mbarara University of Science and Technology (MUST) said he was very happy about the work that was being done at IDI and requested for it to be extended to MUST through Masters student trainings.

Dr. Rohan Nzije advised that IDI continue to build capacity of laboratory technicians, but consider bringing on board clinicians and medical personnel, who are going to use the lab services on a regular basis.

Article by IDI Communications Office

 

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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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Notice: Makerere Disability Scheme 2022/23 Medical Review Exercise

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One of the PWD graduands at the 69th Graduation during the Session held on 17th January 2019.

The Academic Registrar, Makerere University invites persons with disability who applied for admission to public universities under the disability entry scheme for 2022/2023 Academic Year to appear for medical/review exercise at Makerere Unive, Senate Building, Level Two (2) in the Telepresence Centre.

NOTE: Only those who have the minimum entry requirements of at least two principal passes at A’ Level or its equivalent and at least five (5) passes at O’ Level or its equivalent will be interviewed.

 Only candidates who sat ‘a’ level in 2020, 2019 and 2018 are eligible for admission.

THE EXERCISE WILL BE CONDUCTED ON 3rd, 4th and 5th October, 2022 respectively from 9.00 A.M – 1.00 P.M each day.

IMPORTANT:

(i) If you fail to appear on any of the given days above, there will be no other chance for you.

(ii) Applicants with Government Scholarship for the previous years are not eligible for admission

ALFRED MASIKYE NAMOAH

Acting. ACADEMIC REGISTRAR

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Uganda’s policymakers implored to address forest loss, plastic & water pollution

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Left to Right: Prof. Gunnar Köhlin, Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe, Amb. Maria Håkansson, Commissioner Julius Mafumbo and Prof. Edward Bbaale posing for a group photo before the opening ceremony on 22nd September 2022: Photo by EfD-Mak Centre.

The Vice Chancellor Professor Barnabas Nawangwe on Thursday 22nd September, 2022 participated in the opening of the EfD Annual meeting hosted by Makerere University at Speke Resort Munyonyo where he appealed to government to implement the ban on kaveera and address other environmental issues.

The opening ceremony moderated by the EfD Global Hub Manager Gunnar Köhlin and was graced by Uganda’s Minister for Water and Environment represented by the Commissioner for Water, Mr. Julius Mafumbo and the Swedish Ambassador to Uganda, H.E. Maria Håkansson.

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