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Call for EOI: South-North Meeting on Cardiovascular Disease Prevention

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Makerere University School of Public Health (MakSPH), Ministry of Health – Uganda, and Mukono and Buikwe districts in collaboration with: University of Antwerp, Belgium; Nottingham Trent University, United Kingdom; Brighton and Sussex University, United Kingdom; Centre Hospitalier Regional et Universitaire De Brest; and University of Limpopo, South Africa are organising the Global South-North Collaboration Scientific Meeting on Cardiovascular Disease Prevention due to take place on 9th March 2022 at the Golf Course Hotel, Kampala, Uganda.

Meeting theme: Cardiovascular disease prevention in Europe and Sub-Saharan Africa: lessons and experiences

Sub-themes
a) CVD risk factors, health promotion and prevention
b) CVD profiling and screening
c) Follow-up and self-management for CVD
d) CVD care and management
e) Technology and information systems for CVD prevention and management
f) Integrated CVD prevention, care and management

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Opportunity to participate at the meeting

Academics, researchers, practitioners, policymakers, students and other stakeholders involved in CVD-related activities are invited to express interest to participate in the meeting. Organisations may also co-fund or exhibit products at the meeting. You may also submit an abstract for your CVD-related work aligned with any of the meeting sub-themes to be considered for presentation. Research abstracts should be formatted into the following subsections: Title, Background, Methods, Results and Conclusion. Appropriate subsections should be used for other abstracts. The body of the abstract should not exceed 300 words. Please also indicate the presenter and affiliation of all authors.

To express interest to participate in the meeting or submit an abstract, please email: spices@musph.ac.ug and copy to Rawlance Ndejjo: rndejjo@musph.ac.ug by 11th February 2022. Feedback on submitted abstracts and persons to attend the physical meeting will be provided by 25th February 2022.

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Makerere Medical Journal: Golden Jubilee Edition 2022

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Cover Page of the Makerere Medical Journal Golden Jubilee Edition 2022.

It’s with great pleasure that I welcome you to the Golden Jubilee edition of this phenomenal journal. Yes, The Makerere Medical Journal marks 50 years of publication with this year’s edition and all this has been made possible by the endless efforts and contributions of the Makerere University College of Health Sciences Staff and students because without your research submissions and financial support, the journal wouldn’t have made it this far. To you reading this, thank you for contributing to the sustainability of this great project, year in year out.

Here’s a quote to ponder on as you delve into this year’s well-crafted articles and it’s by Zora Hurston (1891-1960), “Research is formalized curiosity. It is poking and prying with a purpose.” And doesn’t that just define our purpose as researchers?!

This edition’s articles cover pertinent topics ranging from Antimicrobial Stewardship, COVID-19 interventions, Oral Health amongst others. It also features student projects, write-ups on student-led organizations and societies that are making a difference in the life of a health sciences’ student and many more interesting writings. Featured in this issue are international manuscripts from countries like Nigeria and we were also honored to work with other universities within the country and feature some of their students’ articles.

I would like to extend my most sincere gratitude to my team of editors that engaged in a rigorous peer review process to ensure that the articles published are up to standard. As the editorial team, we are quite pleased to see the number of undergraduates involved in research steadily increasing and all the efforts that have been put in by the different stakeholders to see this happen are commendable.

With that said, I hope you enjoy every second of your read!!!

LINDA ATULINDA,
MBChB IV

EDITOR-IN-CHIEF,
Research and Writers’ Club 2021-2022

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Call for Applications: HEPI Masters Support Fellowship

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Panelists L-R: Professor Elsie Kiguli-Malwadde, Professor Francis Omaswa, Professor Jehu Iputo and Professor Joel Okullo at the HEPI-ACHEST Health Professions Education Symposium, 17th June 2022, Makerere University.

Applications are invited for the Health Professional Education Partnership Initiative (HEPI-SHSSU) Masters fellowship programme support from postgraduate students of:

  • Makerere University College of Health Sciences (MakCHS)
  • Kabale University School of Medicine
  • Clarke International University
  • Faculty of Health Sciences, Busitema University

The programme will support graduates in their final year of training leading to the award of a Masters degree on any of the Master’s graduate training programs at the stated University for a maximum of 19 successful candidates.

The closing date for the receipt of applications is 30th September 2022.

Inquiries and Applications must be submitted to hepishssu@gmail.com

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Call for Applications: Faculty Research Training

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The Principal MakCHS-Prof. Damalie Nakanjako (6th R), Prof. Sarah Kiguli-PI HEPI (R), Prof. Francis Omaswa-ED ACHEST (8th R), Dr. Safina Museene-MoES (5th R), Prof. Rhoda Wanyenze (3rd R), Prof. Joel Okullo (9th R), Prof. Josephine Namboze (7th R), Prof. Elsie Kiguli-Malwadde - ACHEST (2nd R) and other Health Experts at the Symposium on 17th June 2022, MakCHS, Makerere University.

Applications are invited from faculty at Makerere University College of Health Sciences, Kabale School of Medicine, and Clarke International University to undertake training in research.

Limited research funding will be available for research focusing on community-based, clinical, operational, health professions education, epidemiological, biomedical, and research in Communicable Diseases (e.g. HIV/AIDS, malaria, tuberculosis, etc.) or non-communicable diseases of importance to Uganda.

Up to 15 applicants will be selected and they will undergo a brief (2 days) didactic training in research proposal development prior to embarking on their research projects. Up to 4,000 US dollars per applicant (depending on budget) will be available to support the research.

The closing date for the receipt of applications is 3rd October 2022.

Inquiries can be forwarded to the PI, HEPISU Program on hepishssu@gmail.com

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