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Call For Abstracts: 16th Joint Annual Scientific Health Conference 2022




Dear researchers, health workers, policy makers, students and members of the Makerere University as well as the public/civil society,

On behalf of the Makerere University College of Health Sciences, I take this opportunity to invite and welcome you to the 16th Joint Annual Scientific Health (JASH) Conference 2022, scheduled to take place for 3 days from Wednesday 21st – Friday 23rd September 2022 at Speke Resort Munyonyo, Kampala Uganda.

The theme of this year’s conference is: Makerere @100: The role of Health Professions’ Education in strengthening Health Systems, Research, Global and Community Health for Economic development.

As we position ourselves in the global health community to face the realities of the changing world and in line with the United Nations 2030 agenda for sustainable development, health continues to play an important role in development. The cornerstone of achieving sustainable development is woven in the fabric of a healthy population in each country especially the developing countries but keeping in mind the global community as a whole. The achievement of health care for all will take a determined, healthy population working together in a collective effort with policy makers that understand the benefits of investing in the health of a nation and its citizens. This conference will focus on several sub-themes, namely: Health Systems; Community Health; HIV and other Infectious Diseases; Non-communicable Diseases; Emerging and re-emerging Diseases; Mining, Occupational Health and Safety; Maternal and Child Health; Health Professions Education; Health and Business; One Health (Human, Animal and Environmental Health interaction); Emergency Care; Antimicrobial Resistance.

Each of these sub-themes highlights important areas of focus that are linked to the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats that we need to critically understand as we work towards achieving National and Global health Care for All. Indeed, the theme for this conference reflects the need for a holistic approach encompassing all these sub-themes in order to ensure that countries partner together to build an environment for sustainable development.

The conference is being organised by the Makerere University College of Health Sciences in collaboration with the Uganda National Association of Community and Occupational Health (UNACOH), Ministry of Health Uganda, and the WHO-sponsored 20th Dr. Mathew Lukwiya Memorial Lecture.

Audience: The conference will be attended by re-known health/medical researchers/scientists, doctors, nurses, pharmacists, veterinarians, social Workers from Universities in Uganda, other regional and global institutions; directors of health institutions/NGOs as well as policy makers from various government Ministries in Uganda, Africa and global agencies.

I hope that attendance of this conference will provide you with an opportunity to network as you disseminate your research findings or clinical/community experience to an important and influential audience. We will host select training programs that will highlight the available opportunities for research training.

I welcome you to register, submit abstracts and attend this premier scientific annual meeting in Kampala, Uganda. More information about the conference is available at the conference website at

Deadline for submission of Abstracts: 30th July 2022


Assoc. Prof. David Meya, PhD

Conference Chairperson


Digital Health Payment Initiative and Research in Africa RFAs



Digital Health Payment Initiative and Research in Africa (DHPI-R) Open Call for Request For Applications (RFAs). Deadline: 16th September 2022.

The Digital Health Payment Initiative and Research in Africa (DHPI-R), a Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation-funded project that is implemented in Makerere University School of Public Health (MakSPH) and Université Cheikh Anta Diop de Dakar (UCAD) Senegal is thrilled to announce an OPEN CALL FOR REQUEST FOR APPLICATIONS. This will foster widespread, sustainable adoption and application of Digital Financial Service innovations within the health sector of low-and-middle-income countries (LMICs) in sub-Saharan Africa.

Focus Research Areas/ Research Themes

DHPI-R is seeking applications for studies that address the evidence gaps listed.

1) Campaign Effectiveness
2) Digital Financial Services’ effects on financial inclusion, safety, and security of payments
3) Health worker performance and retention
4) Payment experience and financial behavior

Funding Information

For any request made in this call, the budget goes as follows;
Large studies:12 months $200,000
Medium studies: 9 months $100,000
Small studies: 6 months $60,000


All Institutions within sub-Saharan Africa

Funding Restrictions and Terms

The award will be a fixed fee agreement, and the total amount of the award will be stated in the award letter. The funding is intended to support the collection, analysis, and dissemination of research. The allocation of program funds will directly correspond to the monetary figures presented in the final Budget and disbursement of funds will be initiated upon the timely receipt of invoices, financial reports, and expected deliverables.

How to Apply

Applications must be submitted in English or in French.

Applications must be submitted through our website: Submit applications here.

Application deadline: 16th SEPT 2022

Award decisions: All applicants will be notified of the outcome of their submission by 30th October 2022.

For more information and application details, see; Call for Request for Applications

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Call For Applications: ACHIEVE Training Program



Students attend a lecture in the Davies Lecture Theatre, College of Health Sciences (CHS), Mulago Campus, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda

ACHIEVE provides trainees with dissemination and implementation (D&I) and data science research skills and knowledge through experiential learning, mentoring, and “hands-on” immersion in global health implementation and data science research and methodologies. ACHIEVE is a consortium of ten institutions: Washington University in St. Louis, Boston College, New York University, University of Illinois Chicago, University of Makeni, University of Kwazulu-Natal, University of Rwanda, University of Ghana, Makerere University, University of Nairobi.

Program Overview

  • One-year appointment at a research site in Sub-Saharan Africa or other partner site in a low and middle income country (LMIC)
  • Up to $10,000 in research project seed funding, a monthly living stipend, travel expenses covered
  • Mentored research training in global health, dissemination & implementation, and data science


Interest in applying D&I and data science methodologies in a global health area, with special focus on projects related to: children, adolescents, and their caregiving families; parenting; HIV/AIDS; mental health; cancer; nutrition; and environmental health.

See flyer below for more details on eligibility

Application Information

  • Please email Laura Peer at lpeer@wustl.eduto express interest
    • Letter of Intent (LOI) due September 1, 2022
    • Full Application (2ndPhase—by invitation only) due November 1, 2022
    • For more information visit

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CHS Annual Report 2021



Professor Damalie Nakanjako, Principal, Makerere University College of Health Sciences (MakCHS).

I hereby present to you the Makerere University College of Health Sciences (MakCHS) annual report for 2021. This report provides an overview of activities at MakCHS under our mandates of teaching and learning, research, and service delivery during 2021.

The MakCHS continues to lead the national response to the COVID-19 pandemic through case management, research on advances in SARS-COV2 prevention and treatment intervention, as well as supporting faculty and students to adapt to the new learning environment of blended approaches to sustain teaching and learning activities during the COVID-19 pandemic period. I wish to congratulate MakCHS staff and students upon the resilience exhibited through the COVID-19 pandemic and emerging stronger, with various approaches to blended learning to complement the clinical/practical training approaches.

It is my pleasure to congratulate all staff who have received promotions, new research fund awards and publications during this period. You continue to raise the bar of the College of Health Sciences as we strive to lead in providing transformational education and research to improve service delivery and well-being of all the communities we serve. I extend my gratitude to all our stakeholders including but not limited to all MakCHS staff, students, alumni, collaborators, partners, funders, patients, and doctors for the exemplary multi-disciplinary teams that continue to deliver high quality education and health care programs.

Our major challenge remains to innovate, develop, produce, and sustain local solutions to emerging global health challenges including the large burden of emerging and re-emerging infections as well as the burden of non-communicable diseases.

I therefore urge all faculty and students to seek and grab all opportunities for each one to utilise their role in this space as we advance science initiatives to impact lives in Uganda, Africa and globally. On behalf of the leadership at MakCHS, I pledge our unwavering efforts to provide all relevant support to facilitate you to achieve your career dreams for 2022 at MakCHS.

Professor Damalie Nakanjako MBChB, MMED, PhD

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