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Waste Management Improvement Strategies in the Uganda Health Sector: A case of Kiruddu Hospital, Kampala

Some of the equipment at the first Centre of Excellence in Waste Management in Uganda located at the Makerere University Agricultural Research Institute Kabanyolo (MUARIK), Wakiso Uganda

The study examined improvement strategies to the Health Care Waste Management (HCWM) problems at Kiruddu Hospital. From the findings on the assessment of the framework for the management of health care waste at the hospital, there was disagreement that there was no presence of an organized HCWM committee, the hospital waste management plan was unavailable, annual waste management assessment was not being conducted and waste management policies were unclear.

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Dr. Umar Kakumba Receives Office of First Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic Affairs)

Dr. Umar Kakumba (Left) the incoming First Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic Affairs) receives a copy of the outgoing First Deputy Vice Chancellor Academic Affairs Dr. Ernest Okello Ogwang's report on 30th November 2018, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda.

The outgoing First Deputy Vice Chancellor in charge of Academic Affairs, Dr. Ernest Okello Ogwang officially handed over office to his successor Dr. Umar Kakumba on Friday, 30th November 2018.  The brief ceremony was presided over by the Vice Chairperson of the University Council, Hon. Irene Ovonji-Odida.

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Adaptation to climate variability among crop farmers in Nakaseke Sub-County, Nakaseke District, Uganda

An aerial photo of the Senate Building (Left), Social Sciences Building (Right), CTF1 (Mid Right), Lincoln Flats and CoCIS Blocks B and A (Centre), Makerere University and Pearl of Africa Hotel, Nakasero (Background), Kampala Uganda

Climate variability is one of the most serious environmental challenges impacting heavily on agriculture and crop farming in particular. Hence, this study sought to investigate the current nature of climate variability and its effects on crop farming, the various adaptation practices as well as farmers’ adaptive capacity in Nakaseke district. The study employed simple random sampling to select the final households for the study while purposive sampling was used to select Key Informants.

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Online Social Networks Effects and Influences among Youth in Kampala

An aerial photo of the Main Library (Left) and College of Business and Management Sciences (CoBAMS)-Right, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda

This study sought to understand the influence of online Social Network Sites (SNS) on the youth today. It focused on three respondents i.e. students, parents and workers using questionnaire and interviews as tools of study. A sample size of fifty seven (57) respondents was used; 40 were male and the other 17 were female. Results of the study indicated that all (100%) of the youth who participated in the study use some form of social media. Majority of the respondents in this study use WhatsApp (52%) and Facebook (42%).

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Business Modeling, Communication Training by RAN at Pabbo Sub-County

RAN's Communication Manager-Ms. Harriet Adong (2nd R) with members of her team and the Pabbo community led by the sub-County Chief-Mr. Kisembo (Rear: 4th L) during the interaction on 26th November 2018, Amuru District, Uganda

Monday November 26, 2018 saw yet another team from Makerere University School of Public Health-ResilientAfrica Network (RAN) drive up to Northern Uganda. It was another opportunity to engage with the Pabbo sub-county community members specifically equipping them with Business Modeling, Communication and Marketing skills.  Mr.

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Mak- CDFU exhibition on Gender Based Violence prevention and responses

Mr. Eric Tumwesigye together with some of the participants posing for a photo with a plaque card.

Makerere University Gender Mainstreaming Directorate in partnership with Communication for Development Foundation Uganda (CDFU); with financial support from UN Women has organized a two days’ exhibition under the theme: Gender Based Violence prevention and responses.  Several stakeholders including; UN Agencies, government agencies, universities, Civil Society Organizations, and private sector; managing Gender Based Violence Issues in Uganda are participating in the exhibition.

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Prof. Bazeyo Scoops CEO Global Education & Training Continental Award

The Deputy Vice Chancellor (Finance and Administration), Prof. William Bazeyo (Top 2nd Left) poses for a group photo with other CEO Global winners at the Dinner Gala held on 27th November 2018, Johannesburg, South Africa. Prof. Bazeyo scooped the Education and Training Continental Award.

Makerere University’s Deputy Vice Chancellor in charge of Finance and Administration, Prof. William Bazeyo has emerged Continental Winner in the Education and Training – Academic sector of CEO Global’s Titans: Building Nations, 2018 Awards. The Award was presented to Prof. Bazeyo by the Chief Executive of CEO Global, Annelize Wepener at a Gala Dinner held at the Apollo Hotel in Johannesburg, South Africa on Tuesday, 27th November 2018.

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GREAT Conducts First Spinoff Courses for ICRISAT Social Scientists and Plant Breeders

Participants engage in role play to illustrate barriers to women's active participation in agricultural activities during the GREAT TLIII Course on 26th November 2018, Forest Cottages, Bukoto Kampala, Uganda.

GREAT conducts the first spinoff courses for ICRISAT Social Scientists and Plant Breeders working on Tropical Legumes III to build their Capacities for Gender Responsive Research and Reporting

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Comparison of Routine versus Selective Screening Strategies for Depression among PLHIV Attending Princess Diana Memorial Health Centre IV Soroti

Background L-R: The College of Health Sciences and Mulago Hospital Complex, Naguru and Kololo Hills as seen from the Main Library, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda

The study’s aim was to determine whether selective and routine screening strategies for depression differed in case detection, and performance (sensitivity and specificity); and to describe the perceptions of stakeholders on the screening strategies. 291 People Living with HIV (PLHIV) and 6 stakeholders participated in the study.  The findings indicated that PLHIV should be screened for depression regardless of whether they present with risk factors (“crisis points”) or not given the difference in sensitivity of the strategies, and the stake holders’ concerns.


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