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Advert: Bsc. Degree & Diploma in Palliative Care 2021/2022

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The Academic Registrar, Makerere University in partnership with the Institute of Hospice and Palliative Care in Africa (Hospice Africa Uganda) invites applications for the Bachelor of Science in Palliative Care and Diploma in Palliative Care, tenable at Hospice Africa Uganda for the academic year 2021/2022 commencing in February, 2022.

The mission of the programme is to produce palliative care experts from a range of health disciplines who can take on clinical, service development, educational, managerial and research and development roles to build on palliative care across the region in both private and public sectors.

Admission Requirements:
(A) Bachelor of Science in Palliative Care (BPC)

This is a 3-Year programme undertaken by distance learning with (4) weeks compulsory residential training at the beginning of each academic year at Hospice Africa Uganda. It has two entry levels:
(i) Entry at Year I:

Diploma holders including; registered nurses/Midwives/Comprehensive Nurses, Clinical Officers, Pharmacy Technicians, Physiotherapists, Occupational therapists, and any other relevant and related health sciences diploma. Degree holders include; medicine, dentistry and pharmacy.

(ii) Entry at Year II:

Applicants with a Diploma in Palliative Care from Makerere University/Hospice Africa Uganda,

OR

Diploma in Palliative Care from a recognized Institution of higher learning.


(B) Diploma in Palliative Care (DPC)
This is a One-Year programme undertaken by distance learning with (4) weeks compulsory residential training at the beginning of the academic year at Hospice Africa Uganda.

• Diploma holders including; Registered nurses/Midwives, Comprehensive nurses/Midwives, Clinical Officers, Pharmacy Technicians, Physiotherapists, Occupational therapists, and any other relevant and related health sciences diploma.

Essential Selection Criteria:
All applicants must fulfill the following Criteria:
• Must possess the required academic qualification. Certified copies of certificates, diploma and degrees (Not photocopies of certified copies) from the awarding Institution must be attached to the application form.
• Must possess a Uganda ordinary Certificate of Education (“0”) level or its equivalent with at least 5 passes obtained at the same sitting.
• Must possess the Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education (“A”) level or its equivalent with at least 1 principal pass and 2 subsidiary passes obtained at the same sitting.

• Must be able to meet the financial obligations of the course being applied for.

Course fees:
Tuition for the course will be; $1,900 per year for International students and $1400 for East African students.
National Council for Higher Education Fees – Shs.20, 000/ = per year paid directly to the Council.
UNISA Subscription Fee – Shs.2000/= per year.

Application:
Application is on line. More information can be obtained from Hospice Africa Uganda or can be downloaded from https://www.hospice-africa.org/. A system generated completed form
together with certified copies of Diploma/Degree transcripts and Certificates from the
awarding Institutions must be submitted by 26th Nov. 2021.

Makerere University Online Application Portal User Guide
Applicants should access the Institution’s Admissions URL https://apply.mak.ac.ug (click
“HOW TO APPLY” for guidelines).
Create your account, by clicking on the “REGISTER NOW” button, Use your full name, email
address and mobile no.

Please note that your name must be similar to the one on your supporting academic documents for your application to be considered valid.

If you changed your names please go to Senate Building Office 301 with an affidavit supporting the name change.
A One Time Password (OTP) will be sent to both your e-mail and mobile number. The system will prompt you to change the password to one you can easily remember.

To fill an application form the applicant clicks on the “APPLY NOW” button displayed on the appropriate running scheme; HOSPICE.

Click and fill all the SECTIONS OF THE FORM one SECTION at a time. SAVE each FORM
SECTION before moving to the next SECTION. When complete, SUBMIT the Application.

Obtain a payment reference number by clicking on “Pay for Form” button.

Make payment of a non refundable application fee of Shs.50,000/ = for Ugandans and an equivalent of US $ 75 for international at any of the banks used by Uganda Revenue
Authority (URA).

All enquiries should be addressed to;
The Academic Registrar,
Institute of Hospice and Palliative Care in Africa,
Hospice Africa Uganda,
P.O. Box 7757, Kampala, Uganda.
Physical address: Plot 130, Makindye Road, Kampala
For further details, contact the Institute Academic Registrar, 256 41 4 266867/510089/
Fax: + 256 41 510087
Tel: + Mobile +256 704161129, +2560702878609
Email: educ@hospice-africa.org
Copy to:ar@hospice-africa.org

WARNING
Applicants are strongly warned against presenting forged or other people’s academic documents to support their applications for admission. The consequences, if discovered, are very grave indeed.

The Academic Registrar has not appointed any agent to act on his behalf to solicit for additional funds other than the application fees stated above.

Alfred Masikye Namoah
ACADEMIC REGISTRAR

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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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