Coronavirus Resource Center

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News & Information Updates


Brief | 4 days 9 hours ago

Mak Staff Vaccination for COVID-19 Kicks Off

Makerere University through the University Hospital has today March 26, 2021, rolled out vaccination of its staff. This is also…

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Brief | 6 days 8 hours ago

University Hospital: COVID-19 Vaccination for Staff

Makerere University Hospital in conjunction with Ministry of Health, Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) and WHO will be…

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Brief | 6 days 8 hours ago

Involve Stakeholders in COVID-19 Vaccine Priority Setting, Mak Bioethicists urge Government

As Uganda rolls out vaccines in an effort to kick out coronavirus, Bioethicists from Makerere University have urged Government to…

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Brief | 1 month ago

Mak Researcher Designs “COVID Alphabet” for Awareness and Behavioral Change

With the increasingly worrying situation of the novel coronavirus and its devastating global effect, Makerere University has once…

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Article | 1 month ago

Mak's Prof. Florence D'ujanga's COVID-19 Testimony

Prof. Florence  Mutonyi D’ujanga (Right) with other members of the Senate DVCAA Search Committee, R-L: Prof. J.Y.T Mugisha (…

Brief | 2 months 2 weeks ago

Address Drivers of Non-compliance to COVID-19 Guidelines, Researchers Urge Government

Makerere University researchers and local leaders have asked government and other key stakeholders in refugee management to…

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Brief | 2 months ago

MAKNAI Hand Pump Automation to Eliminate COVID-19 Spread at Boreholes

MAKNAI is an acronym for the Makerere University–MAK NAyIkondo – vernacular for borehole, a prototype to automate cranking of the…

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Brief | 2 months 3 weeks ago

COVID-19: Handwashing Adherence Drops by 93% in Kampala Hotspots

While the practice of handwashing was feasible and adhered to at the beginning of March, it has drastically dropped by up to 92.6…

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Brief | 3 months 3 weeks ago

Development of Diagnostic Kit for detection of COVID-19 in Saliva

Saliva is a comfortable and quick mass sampling option [Wang et al, 2004] with demonstrated high accuracy for COVID-19 diagnosis…

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