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Council Honors Prof. Bazeyo’s Decades of Service to Makerere

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Makerere University‘s supreme governing body – the University Council has honored outgoing Deputy Vice Chancellor (Finance and Administration) and former Dean, School of Public Health Professor William Bazeyo upon his retirement.

“Council applauds his efforts and honors him with this certificate of exceptional service. Thank you very very much Professor William Bazeyo,” said Mrs. Lorna Magara, the Makerere University Council Chairperson

Adding that the recognition was a consideration to be awarded in appreciation of the services of men and women who have gone through the call of duty in service to Makerere University.

“Professor William Bazeyo is very passionate about national transformation especially through research and innovation. While at Makerere University, he was key in successfully championing the transformation of the research agenda like has been mentioned especially through engaging government for thru the Research and Innovation Fund and he championed several other partnerships,” said Mrs. Magara.

The special recognition was announced at the first session of the 72nd Graduation ceremony of Makerere University at the Ceremonial Grounds -the Freedom Square. At the ceremony, a total of 119 graduated from the School of Public Health. They included two PhDs of two faculty Dr. MUKURU Moses and Dr. NANKYA Mutyoba Eron Joan. A total of 40 graduated from the School’s only Bachelor of Environmental Health Sciences (BEHS), 54 graduated with a Masters in Public Health of Makerere University. Twenty-five graduated with Masters in Masters of Biostatistics, Masters of Health Informatics, Masters in Public Health Nutrition and Masters in Health Services Research. 

Professor Bazeyo’s service to Makerere University spans over three decades as a physician, public health specialist, academic, researcher, and academic administrator. On Friday December 31st 2021, Prof Bazeyo sought an early retirement from the University service after having a good transformative stint as Deputy Vice Chancellor (F&A).

The now Chief Executive Officer of the African One Health University Network (AFROHUN), an international network of institutions of higher learning, working to transform training environment and approaches to develop a One Health workforce Dr. William Bazeyo has been instrumental in resource mobilisation, grants and shaping the training and research in public health issues in Uganda.

Speaking at the ceremony, the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe congratulated the students and their professors on the achievement of graduation. He equally thanked their parents, guardians, the Government, and other sponsors, for supporting the students.

He extended a special tribute to the gallant members of staff, who have served Makerere for long periods of time with diligence and have now honorably retired.

Particularly at first session of the 72nd graduation ceremony of Makerere University, Professor Nawangwe on behalf of the entire University gave special thanks to Prof. William Bazeyo for his exemplary service as Deputy Vice Chancellor in charge of Finance and Administration.

“Prof. Bazeyo played a big role in soliciting for funding for the University, leading to a reduction of the University debt from UGX 120 billion in 2017 to less than UGX 10 billion currently. Thank you very much Prof. Bazeyo for your diligent and dedicated service to Makerere and Uganda,” said Prof. Nawangwe.

Other gallant members of Staff who were recognized that had retired with decorated honors included Prof. Elly Sabiiti, Prof. David Serwadda, Assoc. Prof. Alex Okot, Prof. Sylvia Tamale and others.

The ceremony was graced by the President of the Republic of Uganda H.E. Yoweri Kaguta Museveni and the First Lady and Hon. Minister of Education and Sports Janet K. Museveni.

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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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