Makerere University Lung Institute (MLI) is a semi-autonomous academic research institute within the College of Health Sciences (CHS). The Institute was created following signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between Makerere University and the Lung Consortium International, Ltd in 2015. It was later incorporated as a company limited by guarantee in November 2018. MLI works in partnership with a number of local and international organisations/ universities to provide specialized clinical care to the people of Uganda as well as designing and implementing interventions to improve lung health.
The objective of the consultancy is to conduct review of the current systems, policies and develop a five (5) year strategic plan (2022-2027). This will be undertaken through a participatory process involving the Senior Management Team, critical stakeholders and key partners.
- The consultant will undertake the project as a paid contractor and will enter into an agreement.
- The consultant will develop and present a Strategic Plan and associated documentation/ recommendations.
- The consultant will provide detailed costs/ budget required to implement the strategic plan.
- The consultant’s work will be acknowledged through a reference or recognition letter.
- Following the project, the consultant will be able to document a thorough knowledge of MLI.
DURATION OF THE ASSIGNMENT
The expected commencement date for the assignment is October 2021 and the duration shall be two months starting from October to November 2021. The sequencing of the deliverables and specific timelines will be agreed prior to contract signing.
HOW TO APPLY
Expressions of interest must be submitted by email to mli[at]chs.mak.ac.ug on or before 17th September 2021 at 17:00hrs. Submissions should be titled:
CONSULTANCY TO DEVELOP A FIVE (5) YEAR STRATEGIC PLAN FOR THE MAKERERE UNIVERSITY LUNG INSTITUTE (MLI)
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Call For Applications: Implementation Research & Practice Incubator (IRPI) Program
The Makerere-Yale-University of California Berkeley PART Program (& Makerere HIV ImS Training Program), sponsored by the National Institutes of Health Fogarty International Center D43 HIV/AIDS Research Training program, announces plans to recruit a new cohort of participants for its newly renamed Implementation Research and Practice Incubator (IRPI) program, formerly known as the Implementation Science Fellowship.
Objective: To provide a part-time, executive-style didactic training and mentoring program to prepare scientists and practitioners to lead a new implementation research and/or practice initiative. Program graduates will develop an implementation protocol suitable for adoption and public dissemination to the scientific and public health communities.
Target audience: Faculty, PhD students, Implementation science program trainees, Staff of either Implementation or Research Programs/Projects, Implementation Science short course Alumni, Public health Practitioners and Clinicians.
Main pre-requisites to be considered during selection include:
- Masters’ or Doctoral training and at least three years’ experience in health-related research or practice
- Clearly specified implementation problem related to implementation research or implementation practice
- Availability to participate all incubator activities (Quarterly modules and works-in-progress sessions)
- Support for implementation of the proposed project from a qualified sponsor with a commitment of protected time to work on the project free from other responsibilities (at least 1 day per week)
The program will be structured in four quarterly modules with interlaced bi-weekly works-in-progress sessions spread out over on year and cover the following topics:
2021 Q4 Implementation Science Overview
2022 Q1 Implementation Planning and Design
2022 Q2 Implementation Launch
2022 Q3 Implementation Evaluation
Application process for the ImS course:
Submit an online application form at: https://forms.gle/ZqeUJacWPUCktimXA. Applicants are required to also submit a one-page concept sheet summarizing the background, objectives, methods, and implications of the proposed project together with a detailed CV to the Administrator –PART Program Mr. Richard Senvewo on richard[at]walimu.org.
The deadline for submission of applications is 15th October 2021.
Note: The number of attendees will be limited and will be chosen by application.
Only accepted applicants will be contacted.
Fostering Continuous Improvement of Public Health Laboratory Services In Uganda: IDI’s Contribution (2018-2020)
The Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI), Makerere University houses a state of the art laboratory – the Core Laboratory (CL) – certified by the College of American Pathologists (CAP) and accredited by the Uganda Ministry of Health (MoH) as a lead partner in strengthening laboratory systems.
In line with its 5-year (2018-2023) goal of ‘providing high-quality lab services at IDI to meet both clinical and research demands, to support the sustained improvement of lab capacity across Uganda with systems of assured and consistent quality’ to conduct routine testing, specialized clinical research trials, and detection of virulent pathogens of epidemic outbreak nature.
To match internationally standards for clinical laboratory methodologies and clinical applications, the CL has maintained a 25-year record of conducting at least 01 internal audit, 04 external audits annually, besides bi-annual inspections by the College of American Pathologists (CAP), to incorporate the latest best practices. Further, the CL continuously improves its technology and automation to increase productivity and enhance testing turnaround time (TAT).
The CL operates in a One IDI approach, where sister Technical Programs source its support, besides the Ministry of Health of Uganda, local and international academic research institutions and individual research fellows. The outbreak of COVID-19 in December 2019 was an opportunity for growth and expansion for the CL, to support national and global preparedness and response to infection prevention and control (IPC). To date, the CL has registered several milestones in enhancing disease laboratory TAT for COVID-19 testing, strengthening human capacity at the forefront on COVID-19 IPC, sustaining laboratory services for other communicable and non-communicable diseases as well as answering research questions.
Please see Downloads for the full technical brief.
UniCare App: 24/7 Access to Counselling
The Counselling and Guidance Centre (CGC) has developed UniCare, a counselling App for the Makerere University community members (Staff and Students).
Do you have personal concerns that need addressing?
Do you need to improve your life skills?
Are you struggling with something and need to talk to someone professional in confidence?
Then download UniCare from the Play Store and use it at any time of your convenience.
You can access counselling services through instant messaging, phone calls and other forms.
Email: rbaguma[at]cit.ac.ug, henry.nsubuga[at]mak.ac.ug
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