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EfD-Mak Centre Conducts Policy Tour of Mukono District

Mukono District Resident District Commissioner (RDC) Fred Bamwine (Centre Black Suit) with the Director, EfD-Mak Centre-Dr. Edward Bbaale (4th Left), Mak Staff and Councilors during the dialogue held at the District Administrative Hall on 20th February 2020, Mukono, Uganda.

Environmental Economists from the Environment for Development-Makerere University (EfD-Mak) Centre on Thursday 20th February 2020 conducted a policy tour of Mukono District Local Government headquarters where they a had a dialogue with councilors on how Natural resources were being managed in the district.

The purpose was to discuss the status of the environment and natural resources in the district and debate how to accelerate economic growth while preserving the environment

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Flagging Off Surgical Masks to Xiangtan University

The Vice Chancellor-Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe (Right) hands over a sample of the donation of surgical masks to co-Director of the Confucius Institute-Dr. Gilbert Gomoshabe (Left) on 24th February 2020, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda.

I have had the pleasure to flag-off 4,000 pieces of surgical masks donated by the Makerere University community to Xiangtan University, our main collaborating university in China where more than 60 Ugandans mostly from Makerere University are studying. ‬

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Andrew W. Mellon Foundation President visits Mak

The Vice Chancellor-Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe (Centre) with Andrew W. Mellon Foundation President-Dr. Elizabeth Alexander (Right) and Chief of Staff and Programme Advisor at the Foundation-Ms. Julie B. Ehrlich (Left) during the courtesy call on 21st February 2020, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda.

The President of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation in New York, Dr. Elizabeth Alexander and the Chief of Staff and Programme Advisor at the Foundation, Ms. Julie B. Ehrlich paid a courtesy call on the Vice Chancellor of Makerere University, Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe on Friday, 21st February 2020. They also held a meeting with the Steering Committee of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation projects at the College of Humanities and Social Sciences.

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Mak Resolutions of the Special Meeting of Council-19th February 2020

The Main Building, Makerere University against an almost clear blue sky. Date taken 15th March 2013, Kampala Uganda.

During its special meeting held on 19th February 2020, the University Council considered the Management report, the Senate report, the report of the Finance, Planning, Administration and Investment Committee and reports of University Companies.

Council noted:

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Lessons and Innovations Shared by RUFORUM PIs during the 15th AGM

An image showing grafted baobab trees. Ready-to-cook seasoned baobab leaf powder for sauce preparation is an innovation produced by one of 382 incubatees that benefitted from the CARP and RECAP projects under RUFORUM. Photo credit: RUFORUM

The 12th RUFORUM Principal Investigators monitoring and learning session organized as a side event at the 15th RUFORUM Annual General meeting on 2nd-3rd December, 2019 converged all research teams of projects granted under the Transforming African Agricultural Universities to meaningfully contribute to Africa’s growth and development (TAGDev project). This was also the first time the Mastercard Foundation met all the project implementers to receive progress updates from the respective teams.

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World Health Summit, Kampala 2020

The World Health Summit Regional Meeting April 27th and 28th 2020, Speke Resort & Munyonyo Commonwealth Resort, hosted by Makerere University and the Government of Uganda, Kampala Uganda.

The dates for the World Health Summit Regional Meeting in Kampala are set for April 27th and 28th 2020 at the Speke Resort & Munyonyo Commonwealth Resort.

Hosted by Makerere University, the 2020 World Health Summit Regional Meeting will be the first in Africa. Join the international leaders and experts coming together to address the biggest challenges in global health — in the region and around the world.

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Policy Brief: Tsetse invasion in Karamoja, Uganda: An Emerging Threat to Socioecological Resilience

Tsetse invasion in Karamoja, Uganda: An Emerging Threat to Socioecological Resilience. Makerere University, Kampala Uganda.

About 70% of Uganda is tsetse infested. Tsetse distribution in Uganda is part of the broader endemic mid-latitudes tsetse occurrence in Africa extending that covers the area from sub-Saharan  and  tropical  Africa  including  the  Kalahari  desert.  Uganda currently has 11 sub-species of tsetse. However, of these, only two, Glossina f, fuscipes and Glossina pallidipes have had significant verification and publicity before the latest invasion  of  Glossina  morstitans  in  Karamoja.

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One step closer to a Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Health

Prof. Charles Ibingira, Principal of Makerere College of Health Sciences and Prof. Ole Petter Ottersen, President of Karolinska Institutet with respective delegations during a workshop to develop a Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Health. Photo: Stefan Zimmerman

An extensive workshop has been held to further the vision of creating a Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Health. Karolinska Institutet is driving the development together with Makerere University in Uganda, with focus on non-communicable diseases and other high burden diseases.

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Congratulations to Prof. Josephine Ahikire

Assoc. Prof. Josephine Ahikire, Acting Principal, College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHUSS), Makerere University, Kampala Uganda.

I congratulate Prof. Josephine Ahikire upon being appointed Honorary Professor at Nelson Mandela University. This responds to our internationalization drive.

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Dr. Ahikire appointed Honorary Professor of the Nelson Mandela University

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BD and Fleming Fund Collaboration to Help Combat Threat of AMR in Asia and sub-Sahara

L-R: Dr Mohamed Larmode-IDI, Renuka Gadde-Vice President, Global Health, BD, Dr. Lisa Nelson-CDC Uganda Mission Director and Dr. Andrew Kambugu-Executive Director at IDI at the Launch on 17th February 2020, Kampala Uganda.

Uganda has received three pioneering laboratory machines to speed up the process of testing and treating patients for bacterial infections as part of the Fleming Fund Country Grant, which is aimed at helping low and middle income countries tackle antimicrobial resistance (AMR). The machines automate part of the laboratory tests that identify the bacteria causing a patient’s infection and can deliver results to doctors up to 18 hours quicker, saving critical time in the diagnosis of life-threatening conditions.

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