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November 2018

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RAN Measures up to Resilience Challenge at First RMEL Conference

Eastern Africa Resilience Innovation Lab (EA RILab)  Director, Nathan Tumuhamye (Right) interacts with a fellow delegate at the First Resilience Measurement, Evidence and Learning (RMEL) Conference, 13th-14th November 2018, Jung Hotel, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. ,

From a founding membership of just a few individuals to its current membership of over 200 members representing about 85 organizations, the Resilience Measurement, Evidence and Learning Community of Practice (RMEL CoP) is an expansive multi-sectoral network. The RMEL CoP was launched in 2016 bringing together different disciplines and sectors to shed light on different parts of the resilience measurement puzzle and by so doing, generate credible evidence on what works in resilience, and improve the design and implementation of resilience interventions.

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Determinants of contraceptive use among women in Kampala

The School of Business, College of Business and Management Sciences (CoBAMS), Makerere University, Kampala Uganda

The main purpose of this study was to assess determinants of contraceptive use among women in Uganda. Of the urban residents, 58% were currently not using contraceptives while 42% were using contraceptives which was almost equally represented. On the other side, the majority (75%) of their counterparts in the rural areas were not using contraceptives while only 25% were using contraceptives. Accessibility, availability and fear of side effects were the main reasons for low intake of contraceptives in Uganda.

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The impact of Vocational Training Institutions on youth unemployment in Rubaga Division: A case study of UYSTO

The School of Economics, College of Business and Management Sciences (CoBAMS), Makerere University, Kampala Uganda

This study assessed the performance of VTCs on youth unemployment reduction in Rubaga division where four main aspects involved which were: courses offered in VTCs, students’ enrolment trend, extent to which VTCs reduced unemployment, and challenges which faced VTCs. The study used exploratory research design and involved 85 respondents to assess performance through administration of a questionnaire, interviews, focused group discussions, observation and documentary review.

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Depression, pain catastrophizing and responsiveness to analgesics: A case study of chronic pain patients

An elevated mid-morning shot of the Arts Quadrangle, College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHUSS), Makerere University, Kampala Uganda

The study was carried out to investigate whether depression and pain catastrophizing predict responsiveness to analgesics among chronic pain patients. 119 respondents participated in this study and were each subjected to the pain catastrophizing scale: the geriatric depression scale and the numeric pain scale. The results showed that depression significantly predicted pain catastrophizing. Depression also significantly predicted responsiveness to analgesics.

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Assessing Cash Management in Small and Medium Enterprises: A Case of Small and Medium Enterprises in Jinja District

The School of Economics and the School of Business, College of Business and Management Sciences (CoBAMS), Makerere University, Kampala Uganda

The Purpose of the study was to assess cash management in small and medium enterprises in Jinja district basing on the following objectives; to examine the effectiveness of cash management in small and medium enterprises in Jinja district, to find out the challenges faced in cash management by small and medium enterprises in Jinja district, and to recommend possible solution to the challenges faced in cash management by small and medium enterprises in Jinja district.

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The effect of blending emulsifiers/surfactants on emulsion stability

The effect of blending surfactants on emulsion stability was studied. Emulsions whose Phase Inversion Temperature (PIT) is quite high above the storage temperature are stable, and such products have a long shelf life. In this work, the emulsion system consists of water (aqua phase) and cyclohexane (oil phase). The surfactants/emulsifiers used are tween 20 and cetyl alcohol. First, an emulsion of water/tween 20/cyclohexane was prepared in proportions of 48.5%w/w, 3%w/w and 48.5%w/w respectively and the PIT determined.

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The effect of blending emulsifiers/surfactants on emulsion stability

Rear view of the College of Natural Sciences (CoNAS), Makerere University, Kampala Uganda

The effect of blending surfactants on emulsion stability was studied. Emulsions whose Phase Inversion Temperature (PIT) is quit high above the storage temperature are stable, and such products have a long shelf life. In this work, the emulsion system consists of water (aqua phase) and cyclohexane (oil phase). The surfactants/emulsifiers used are tween 20 and cetyl alcohol. First, an emulsion of water/tween 20/cyclohexane was prepared in proportions of 48.5%w/w, 3%w/w and 48.5%w/w respectively and the PIT determined.

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VC’s Message to Students - End of First Semester 2018/19 Exams

Professor Barnabas Nawangwe, Vice Chancellor, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda

Gallant Makerereans,

You have been exemplary this semester, the kind of students any first class university; which Makerere is, would want to have.

You have worked hard in all aspects of university life.
 
You have won various prizes and most importantly, you helped bring the World University Netball Championship (2018); The Cup, to Uganda, and, you are working very hard to prepare for your examinations. Of course, I want every one of you to succeed!

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NARO-Mak18 Ends by Tabling 15-point Conference Communique

The State Minister for Agriculture Hon. Christopher Kibazanga (2nd R) with L-R: Chairman Board of Directors-NARO, Prof. Joseph Obua, The Director General NARO-Dr. Ambrose Agona and Principal, College of Veterinary Medicine, Animal Resources and Biosecurity-Prof. John David Kabasa at the closing ceremony of the 2nd NARO-Mak Conference, 15th November 2018, Speke Resort Munyonyo, Kampala Uganda

The 2nd NARO-Mak Joint Scientific Conference successfully ends with 15 point Conference Communique tabled before the Agricultural Minister for policy guidelines.

The 2nd Joint NARO-Mak Joint Scientific conference & 1st Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Nutrition Annual Scientific Symposium successfully ended on Thursday, 15th November 2018 at the Speke Resort Munyonyo.

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Fourth TVEE Workshop Concludes at MakSPH, Kampala

Some of the 4th TVEE Workshop Participants pose for a group photo at the School of Public Health, College of Health Sciences, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda

The Teaching Vaccine Economics Everywhere (TVEE) project organized its fourth workshop at the Makerere University School of Public Health (MakSPH) from 5th – 7th November 2018 in Kampala, Uganda. The workshop focused on Economic Evaluation for Decision-Making in Immunization Programs was led by Chrispus Mayora (MakSPH), Dr. Lumbwe Chola (University of Wits), Dr. Fred Matovu (Makerere School of Economics) and Natalie Alfonso (Johns Hopkins University).

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