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February 2019

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DICTS Drive Enhances WiFi Coverage at Mak Main Campus

One of the recently installed outdoor Access Points (APs) at the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES), Makerere University, Kampala Uganda. The WiFi coverage expansion is supported by a Sida grant won by DICTS and managed by Prof. Tonny Oyana, Principal CoCIS

The Directorate for ICT Support (DICTS) is currently improving WiFi coverage across the Makerere University Main Campus through a Sida (Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency) grant as well as from Internally Generated Funds. The grant, won by DICTS, is managed by Prof. Tonny Oyana, Principal-College of Computing and Information Sciences (CoCIS) and will support operationalisation of the revised Makerere University ICT Poilcy and Masterplan.

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URBRA Tips 2nd Mak Seminar on Early Preparation for Retirement

The Principal CoBAMS-Dr. Eria Hisali (7th R), Deputy Principal CoBAMS-Dr. Bruno Yawe (6th R) Ag. CEO URBRA-Mr. Martin Nsubuga (5th R), MURBS Chairperson BoT-Mr. Wilber Grace Naigambi (4th R), Mrs. Susan Muhumuza Nyatia-URBRA (2nd R), Benjamin K. Mukiibi-URBRA (R), Director- Communication and Public Affairs URBRA-Hajji Hassan Nakabaale (5th L) and other officials at the 2nd URBRA Seminar on 19th February 2019, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda
  • Age is inevitable; it’s you to make your retirement enjoyable – URBRA
  • Old age is a treasure in life but how are going to enjoy it? – URBRA
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Call For Proposals: EEP Africa Innovative Approaches to Gender Inclusion

UGA11085 Absolute Energy Image:EEP Africa

The Energy and Environment Partnership covering Southern and East Africa (EEP Africa) is a multi-donor trust fund providing early-stage financing to innovative clean energy projects. Its overall goal is to promote sustainable and inclusive green growth and contribute
to achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals.

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Assessing the effectiveness of mosquito net distribution campaign towards malaria control in Kabale District

An aerial photo of the School of Statistics and Planning (Right) and other colleges CEDAT, CoNAS, CAES, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda

The objectives of this study were to access the contribution of government mosquito net distribution program towards effective malaria control vis-à-vis peoples’ efforts on the use of mosquito nets and total mosquito net ownership. The number of days persons slept under mosquito net in a week was also recorded during the study. LLIN use was reported among respondents to be 84.1% despite of the different categories on the extent of LLINs usage.

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Mak holds Good Health Research Practices Training in partnership with DAAD

The in-Country DAAD Office Representative-Mr. Steven Heimlich (2nd Left) and Member of the School of Health Sciences Research and Ethics Committee-Dr. Juliet Kiguli (2nd Right) with some of the over 40 participants at the Mak-Heidelberg University DAAD Alumni Event training on GHRP, 18th February 2019, CHS, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda

Over 40 participants have convened at the School of Health Sciences, Makerere University to take part in the Kampala-Uganda DAAD Alumni Event training on Good Health Research Practices (GHRP). The participants include teaching staff from Bioethics, social sciences, environment, food science, animal science, pharmacy, philosophy, ICT, public health, library science, and members of the School’s- Research and Ethics Committee (REC).

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Nurturing Entrepreneurs: VC Launches Mastercard US$200k Seed Fund

Dr. Eria Hisali (Centre with Mic) is joined by Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program Staff (MCFSP), Alumni and students to launch the Entrepreneurship Seed Fund  and MCFSP Alumni Association on 15th February 2019, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda. The Seed Fund worth US$200,000 is in line with the Foundation’s two-year Strategy Young Africa Works

On Friday, 15th February 2019, the Vice Chancellor of Makerere University, Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe represented by the Principal, College of Business and Management Sciences (CoBAMS) Dr. Eria Hisali launched the Entrepreneurship Seed Fund for the MasterCard Foundation Scholars and Alumni of Makerere University. The Entrepreneurship Seed Fund will support Scholars and alumni to create economic opportunities within their communities through social ventures.  

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Call For Applications: 2020 Fulbright Foreign Student Program

Men of the cloth: Masters Graduands from the College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHUSS) during the fourth session of the 69th Graduation Ceremony, 18th January 2019, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda

The U.S. Mission is now accepting applications for the 2020 Fulbright Foreign Student Program. This program awards grants to Ugandan university faculty and others to pursue advanced degree, nondegree, or research programs in the United States. Although core exchanges are with universities, candidates who are aliated with other educational, cultural, or professional institutions may apply.

Applicants seeking to pursue a Ph.D. must detail their intended research area and be prepared to submit a writing sample.

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Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organisations Visit Mak, Commend Progress

The Chancellor, Prof. Ezra Suruma (Right) hands over an assortment of Mak publications to Mr. Arthur Stark, Chairman of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations (Left) during the delegation's visit to Makerere University, Kampala Uganda on 14th February 2019.

A delegation of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations led by the Chairman, Mr. Arthur Stark visited Makerere University on Thursday, 14th February 2019. The Conference comprises over 50 organizations established with the aim of strengthening the Israeli–American relations.

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Time to Virologic Failure, and Second Line Art Initiation among HIV Infected Pregnant and Postpartum Women Receiving Option B Plus Prophylaxis Strategy, Kampala, Uganda

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

With the continued scale up of the World Health Organization(WHO) option B+ strategy in most of the Sub Saharan African (SAA) countries; there has been notable reduction in HIV related morbidity and mortality among HIV positive women that are initiating ART early. However, data on virologic failure rates and time to 2 nd line ART initiation, which would have been helpful in the assessment of treatment outcomes in this setting, are limited. The study concluded that for women whose viral load record was available, the proportion having virologic failure was low.

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The Impact of External Debt on Uganda’s Economic Growth

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

This study examined the impact of external debt on Uganda‟s economic growth over the period 1987-2017 using the Autoregressive Distributed-lagged (ARDL) model estimation techniques after carrying out diagnostic tests on the data.