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Brief | 1 hour 5 minutes ago

IDI's Alcohol-Based Hand Sanitiser Production-Kasangati HC IV

The prevailing #COVID19 outbreak led to the set up of a large scale central Alcohol-Based Hand Sanitiser Production unit at…

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Brief | 2 days 21 hours ago

IDI-MoH COVID-19 Supervision Visit to Rakai

Dr. Mohammed Larmorde, IDI, Makerere University accompanied Dr. Allan Muruta, MoH on a two-day support supervision visit to Rakai…

IDI-MoH COVID-19 Supervision Visit to Rakai

Brief | 6 days 23 hours ago

COVID-19 Infection Prevention and Control ToT-Kampala

Today, we successfully concluded our trainings at IDI Mulago in our effort to build capacity and awareness on Infection…

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Brief | 1 week ago

COVID-19 Infection Prevention and Control ToT-Mbale

Practical demonstrations during the Mbale Region Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) Trainer of Trainees training yesterday.…

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Brief | 1 week 6 days ago

COVID-19 Infection Prevention and Control Training by IDI-PCT

Today, the Makerere University Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI)-Prevention, Care and Treatment (PCT) department held 2…

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Brief | 1 month ago

Policy Brief: Health and Socio-Economic Impacts of Physical Distancing in African Countries

In the absence of a cure or a vaccine, countries have to rely on a suite of nonpharmaceutical interventions that include: 1)…

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Article | 1 month 3 weeks ago

Current and Emerging Diagnostic Tests Available for the novel COVID-19 global pandemic

Open Letter - by Gerald Mboowa Abstract On March 11, 2020 the World Health Organization (WHO) upgraded the status of the …

Article | 1 month ago

Mak Responds to COVID-19: Call For Applications

Uganda is taking the precautionary approach while responding to the novel COVID-19 pandemic. This means extensive social…

Brief | 2 months 2 weeks ago

Makerere Researchers & Kiira Motors Corp complete Engineering tests on Ventilator Prototype

The team comprising Makerere researchers and engineers from Kiira Motors Corporation has completed the engineering tests on the…

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Brief | 2 months 3 weeks ago

Q&A Social Distancing & the COVID-19 Fight, by Prof. Rhoda Wanyenze

On April 7, 2020 Makerere University School of Public Health (MakSPH) Professor and Dean Dr. Rhoda Wanyenze was hosted on NTV by…

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Article | 2 months 3 weeks ago

What Next after the COVID-19 Pandemic?

By Nathan Okiror, MPH student, MakSPH Since the beginning of the year 2020, the commonest word being cited on nearly all media…

Article | 2 months 3 weeks ago

Covid-19 Infection In Children: What Should We Worry About?

Date of Publication: March 30, 2020 by  Sabrina Bakeera-Kitaka The total number of Covid-19 cases globally stands at 638, 146…

Article | 2 months 3 weeks ago

A Collaborative Effort spearheading the Development of an Open Design Low Cost Ventilator

Collaborative Effort between Makerere University, ResilientAfrica Network (RAN) a project of the School of Public Health, Kiira…

Brief | 2 months 3 weeks ago

My thoughts on The 1995 Constitution and COVID-19

 by Dr. Busingye Kabumba (@bkabumba)

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Brief | 3 months ago

Ministry of Health: When do you need to test for COVID19?

Message from the Ministry of Health.  When do you need to test for #COVID19? Watch and share widely. Stay Home, Stay Safe.

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Article | 3 months ago

Your Resilience in Managing Tough Times

Many people get worn out and overly worried during times like these when we are faced with the emergency of the Covid-19 pandemic…

Brief | 3 months 1 week ago

919 Toll Free Number available to Call Ministry of Health

We are glad to announce that as we #fightcoronatogether, you can now call @MinofHealthUG  on 919 Toll-Free for assistance. #…

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Article | 3 months 1 week ago

Important Communication from Makerere University Health Services

You are urged to observe the INFECTION PREVENTION measures highlighted by His Excellency the President of Uganda and the Ministry…

Article | 3 months ago

MoH Uganda COVID-19 Do's and Don'ts

BACKGROUND An outbreak of Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) was declared by the People’s Republic of China on 31st December, 2019.…

Article | 3 months ago

MoH Uganda COVID-19 Guidelines for Safe Mass Gatherings

Mass Gatherings are characterized by the concentration of people at a specific location for a specific purpose over a set period…

Article | 3 months ago

MoH Uganda COVID-19 Guidelines on Self-Quarantine

What does self-quarantine mean? This is a transparent self -restriction of persons’ activities when they are not ill with COVID-…

Article | 3 months ago

MoH Uganda COVID-19 Guidelines on Institutional Quarantine

What is Institutional quarantine? This is a transparent restriction of persons’ activities when they are not ill with COVID-…

Article | 3 months ago

MoH Uganda COVID-19 Guidelines for Public Places

The world is currently faced with a pandemic of COVID-19, a new virus that spreads so fast through droplet infection especially…

Article | 3 months ago

MoH Uganda COVID-19 Guidelines for Burials

The world is currently faced with a pandemic of COVID-19, a new virus that spreads so fast through droplet infection especially…

Article | 3 months ago

MoH Uganda COVID-19 Factsheet

What is Coronavirus? This is a new virus that causes respiratory illness in people and animals and can spread from person-to-…

Brief | 3 months 1 week ago

Ministry of Health - Important Contacts

The  toll free lines are: 0800-100-066, 0800-203-033, 0800-303-033. The lines are fully active and assistance will be accorded…

Brief | 3 months 1 week ago

World Health Organisation is answering all your COVID-19 Questions on WhatsApp

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Article | 3 months 1 week ago

University Closure Guidelines in Compliance With Presidential Directive on COVID-19

All Staff & Students of Makerere University Reference is made to the communication from the Chairperson of Council Ref. 0301…

Article | 3 months 1 week ago

Mak Library Operations During COVID-19 Orchestrated Closure

The Entrance to the Main Library Makerere University, Kampala Uganda. Date taken: 4th February 2020. The Library E-Resources will…

Article | 3 months 1 week ago

COVID-19 Sensitisation by IDI Training & Global Security Arms

You're invited to attend and participate in the following Upcoming Event:  COVID-19 Sensitisation by IDI Training & Global…

Article | 3 months 1 week ago

VC's Message Following Presidential Directive to Close Schools and Institutions

Fellow Makerereans and all our Stakeholders. This afternoon, His Excellency the President of the Republic of Uganda who is also…

Article | 3 months 1 week ago

Research: Researchers find Coronavirus in Ugandan Bats and Camels

Kampala, Uganda | DAILY MONITOR | A research laboratory at Makerere University College of Veterinary Medicine (CoVAB) has…

Article | 3 months 1 week ago

H.E. President Yoweri Museveni Addresses the Nation on the Coronavirus Epidemic

President Yoweri Museveni at State House | Credit: New Vision Address by H.E. Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, President of the Republic…

Article | 3 months 2 weeks ago

Uganda’s Preparedness to Prevent, Detect and Respond to the COVID-19 Pandemic

The Dean, MakSPH -Prof,Rhoda Wanyenze , The Director, AFENET-Mr.Simon Antara,  Dr.Lisa Nelson, the US Centres For Disease Control…

Article | 3 months 2 weeks ago

Making Workplaces Ready for Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)

Making Workplaces Ready for Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19), a training organised by the Makerere University School of Public…

Article | 3 months 2 weeks ago

IDI Hands Over PoE Equipment Worth UGX510M for Infection Control

The Minister of Health-Hon. Dr. Jane Ruth Aceng (Left) inspects some of the Point of Entry (PoE) equipment worth UGX310M handed…

Article | 3 months 2 weeks ago

Mathematics of COVID-19 – Professor Tom Britton

There is a lot of discussion about what we can expect from the ongoing pandemic. Many scientists try to predict the future and…