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The IDI 2019 Annual Report

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It is my pleasure to present to you the Infectious Diseases Institute’s (IDI) annual report for the financial year 2018/2019.

I hope it is evident in this report that through its 5 core programmes represented by Prevention Care and Treatment (PCT), Research, Training, Health Systems Strengthening (HSS), Global Health Security (GHS) & Laboratory Services by end of year, IDI’s impact has been felt in 60% of the districts of Uganda where it has a presence, and on the national and global stage. As an NGO that is University-based and a permanent part of the Ugandan (and regional) health system, IDI has continued to successfully pursue its mission which rests on the three pillars of health systems strengthening, research and (internal and external) capacity development.

IDI grew tremendously this year in terms of its scope and its agility in meeting emerging needs in infectious diseases in Uganda and in Africa, even as these needs become more complex and call for greater learning and
creativity.

There were some challenges in generating enough resources to sustain this impact and at the same time invest in the growth areas that we identified in our 5-year strategy, which will keep us relevant in the future. However, I am optimistic that our partners will continue to view the value we bring as one of the best investments in the health sector.

IDI has continued to be an example in exercising good stewardship over the resources entrusted to it. We have also learnt a great deal about working through an increasing number of peer organizations as well as community partners, numbering over 100 across our programmes by the end of the year. Their contribution is critical and we are proud to be building their capacity for programmatic and financial stewardship where it was
lacking.

It is also evident that IDI is not just an organization but a family that greatly values all its staff and stakeholders. The development of the organization into one of the most respected NGOs in Uganda would not have been possible without the blessing and support of the Makerere University Vice Chancellor and the University Secretary, members of the College of Health Sciences and other senior officials of Makerere University.

The Institute is thankful for the continual support of the Ministry of Health and its various organs, which have provided the platform for IDI to pursue its mission. We are also grateful for the various funding and implementing partners who have bought into our vision of being an African organization that seeks to meet global standards in ridding Africa of the burden of infectious diseases. I would like to thank members of the board of directors for their commitment to the values and objectives of the Institute and for their valuable support and advice to IDI.

To our staff, I hope you realize how valued your contribution is and how it has held the IDI flag high on so many fronts. I hope you feel IDI has equally made a meaningful contribution and provided opportunities for your individual career growth.

I look forward to even greater impact in FY 2019/2020.

Rev. Prof. Samuel Abimerech Luboga, Chair IDI Board of Directors

 

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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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