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Meeting with the NutriFish Team

The Vice Chancellor, Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe (Centre) meeting the NutriFish Project team headed by Dr. Jackson Efitre (2nd Left) on 12th July 2019, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda.

This morning I held interesting discussions with a group of Makerere University researchers led by Dr. Jackson Efitre, who have won an international research award on fish nutrients. Congratulations to the winning team!

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Minds Illuminated as Mak Hosts the Day of Moringa Science

The Principal, College of Health Sciences (CHS), Prof. Charles Ibingira delivers the opening remarks at The Day of Moringa Science, 9th July 2019, Davies Lecture Theatre, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda

Moringa oleifera also dubbed the superfood of superfoods or ‘Miracle’ tree is the most widely cultivated species of the Moringa genus of trees with its origins in South Asia. In Uganda, Moringa oleifera leaves are widely consumed by communities, mostly for their nutritional and medicinal values. Its use continues to multiply rapidly with countless products made from the tree’s leaves and roots lining supermarket and pharmacy shelves. It has however been noted that the use of Moringa oleifera is not well standardised.

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Mak receives property: NIC hands over Plot 2A Kampala Road

The  Plot 2A is developed with a five storey structure along Kampala Road with a gatehouse and a generator house at the south western end.

On Wednesday 10th July 2019, the Chairperson of National Insurance Corporation (NIC) Dr. Martin Jerome Okec Aliker together with the Managing Director Mr. Bayo Folayan handed over property located on Plot 2A Kampala Road to Makerere University Chairperson of Council, Mrs. Lorna Magara.

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Tour of Bachelor of Dental Surgery Facilities

The special Taskforce headed by the Chairperson of Council, Mrs. Lorna Magara (4th Right) with the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe (Right) and other members on a tour of the Dental Clinic, 11th July 2019, Northcote Road, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda

The special taskforce headed by the Chair and Vice Chair of Council have today toured the refurbished and equipped premises for the Bachelor of Dentistry. Good progress made and we are almost there.

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Formal Handover of Plot 2A, Kampala Road by NIC

The Chairperson of Council-Mrs. Lorna Magara (6th Right) receives documentation pertaining to ownership of Plot 2A Kampala Road from the Managing Director NIC-Mr. Bayo Folayan (6th Left) as Members of the NIC Boad (Left) and Members of Council and Management (Right) witness on 10th July 2019, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda.

The formal handover of Plot 2A, Kampala Road by National Insurance Corporation (NIC) to Makerere University, presided over by our Chairperson of Council marks the end of a long period of negotiation and the beginning of a new era of collaboration between Mak and NIC.

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mak.ac.ug – eGOV Excellence Award Winner 2019

Makerere University, Best MDA of the NITA-U OUTSTANDING WEB-PORTAL AWARD: CONNECTED CATEGORY, 27th June 2019, Kampala Uganda

Makerere University takes great pride in receiving the OUTSTANDING WEB-PORTAL AWARD: CONNECTED CATEGORY at the NITA-U eGOV Excellence Awards 2019 held on 27th June 2019. Held under the theme “Bold Digital Government: Unlocking Service Delivery”, the objective of the Awards is to create awareness of eGovernment services across the citizenry and within the different spheres of Public sector.

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Technology and Art Gallery Set to Celebrate Golden Jubilee!

The Former Faculty of Technology and Art Gallery Golden Jubilee Celebrations Fundraising Dinner, 6:00pm, 26th July 2019, Hotel Africana, Kampala Uganda

The Former Faculty of Technology, Makerere University will next year 2020 celebrate 50 years of existence. As part of the celebrations, the College of Engineering, Design, Art and Technology (CEDAT) will hold a fundraising dinner on 26th July, 2019 at Hotel Africana starting 6:00pm.  

Proceeds from the dinner will be used to;

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Dr. Ekirapa Kiracho: To support or not to support the National Health Insurance Bill

Dr. Elizabeth Ekirapa Kiracho, Senior Lecturer and Head, Department of   Health Policy Planning and Management, MakSPH, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda. Image:NewVision

Dr. Elizabeth Ekirapa Kiracho, a Senior Lecturer and Head, Department of Health Policy Planning and Management at the Makerere University School of Public Health (MakSPH) shared her thoughts on the National Health Insurance (NHI) Bill in the New Vision of Tuesday, 9th July 2019.

She suggested a few steps that can be taken to ensure that the NHI delivers the promises that stakeholders expect.

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Assoc. Prof. Peter Waiswa Discusses Ugandan State of Maternal & Neonatal Health on NBS TV

Assoc. Prof. Peter Waiswa Discusses Ugandan state of Maternal & Neonatal Health during an interview aired 30th June 2019 on NBS TV, Kampala Uganda. Image: Courtesy NBS TV

While 85000 lives (6000 mothers, 39000 newborn deaths, and 40000 stillbirths) are lost during pregnancy, around the time of delivery and in the post-delivery period every year, it does not make breaking news in Uganda. Why these so many deaths yet we know where and why they are happening and have the right policies in place to tackle them? Prof Peter Waiswa of Makerere University School of Public Health shares his thoughts on NBS TV in an interview that aired on June 30, 2019.

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NISSP Incubatees Showcase Projects During the 2019 ICT Innovation Katale

The RAN Chief of Party, Prof. William Bazeyo (Right) and the Permanent Secretary, Ministry ICT and National Guidance, Mr. Vincent Waiswa Bagiire (2nd Right) inspect one of the stalls at the ICT Innovation Katale on 5th July 2019, Hotel Africana, Kampala Uganda

RAN Innovation Lab, Makerere University in partnership with United Social Ventures and with support from the Ministry of ICT and National Guidance hosted an ICT Innovation Katale on Friday July 5th 2019 at Hotel Africana. RAN has been nurturing a cohort of ICT driven innovation projects under the National ICT Initiatives Support Programme (NIISP). Over a three-month long incubation program, selected teams were supported to develop, experiment and test their prototype solutions.


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