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Uganda to Manufacture Monoclonal Antibodies for COVID-19 Treatment Makerere University 2

Dr Bruce Kirenga, a researcher and Executive Director at the Makerere University Lung Institute told URN in an interview that they have already been approached by two pharmaceutical companies offering them manufactured antibodies to use while conducting trials.
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Dr Isaac Kajja Appointed Ag. Principal Mak College of Health Sciences Makerere University 1 Top story

Kajja was in the recent search process for the Deputy Principal nominated unopposed for the position and subsequently appointed. However, the position of the Principal remains contested, a move which has created a leadership crisis at the College.
10:52
10:52

Mak Staff Tribunal Orders Reinstatement of Dismissed Political Science Don Makerere University 1

Dr Okuku was among the 45 staff that were fired by the institution in December 2018. He was sacked for alleged incompetence and inefficiency based on the alleged failure to release results of Urban and Rural Development, a course unit he taught in Semester II for 2016/2017 academic year for almost a full year.
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Social Distancing, E -learning Impossible for Schools- Experts school reopening 5

Dr Ekwaro Obuku, a Health Policy Expert said there’s no equity in the options that the government proposed, yet even in schools that embarked on distance learning, learners still needed the support of parents. As a result, many schools have now abandoned e-learning because the investment in infrastructure to run such programmes is high.
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Study Finds Quality of Drinking Water Low Makerere University 2

Prof. Christopher Garimoi Orach, a Makerere University-based Researcher who led the study team told URN that said they collected water samples from 27 sites including Lakes, Rivers, Irrigation Canals, Springs and Ponds which they analyzed monthly for water clarity also known as turbidity. However, none of the sites was found to have clear water throughout the study period.
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Engineers Call For Advanced Lake Monitoring to Control Floods wetlands 4 1

Eng. Dr Seith Mugume noted that the rising and falling water levels are as a result of an imbalance created by several human-induced factors that affect water inflows and outflows from Lake Victoria.
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Experts Explain Why Strict Hand Hygiene Couldn’t be Sustained Makerere University 3

Dr Richard Mugambe, a lecturer in Makerere University’s Department of Disease Control and Environmental Health says that sustaining hand hygiene would have been possible if implementers of the initiative adopted a behavioural model to strategize on how this behaviour that’s not deeply entrenched in the community continues.
10:27
10:27

Makerere to Start Study on COVID-19 Impact on Mental Health Makerere University 2

Apart from patients, Nakasujja said owning to the fact that COVID-19 was a new phenomenon to even health workers, a group of other researchers at the University are analyzing health workers who are involved in treatment of the viral respiratory infection to see how they perceive their jobs now and if they have really been affected.
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MAK Dons Query Govt’s COVID-19 Community Interventions Makerere University 4

Dr Joseph Matovu a behavioral scientist and Senior Research Associate at the School of Public Health said the COVID-19 fighting team has instead imported measures that are being implemented in other countries with different systems wrongly thinking that they can work here.
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Medics struggle to Administer Preeclampsia Treatment Makerere University 3

The drug delivered intravenously is administered slowly, causing a lot of pain to the receiver. And because it requires a lot of attention to deliver, health workers, especially at the grass-root, tend to avoid the treatment and choose to refer patients who develop signs relating to the complication, to higher facilities.
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Experts Discourage Use of Masks While Jogging Makerere University 2

According to medics, wearing a mask often reduces the airflow into the breathing chamber making it uncomfortable and difficult for one to breathe during intense exercise.
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Ugandan Scientists Awarded Global Fellowships for Innovations in Health, Agriculture Makerere University 1

The winners were selected from a competitive pool of more than 400 applicants who were pitching to conduct research and come with innovations in areas ranging from new techniques for sustainable agriculture and fisheries, managing water shortages to mitigate the worst impacts of climate change, improved methods to store cleaner energy and targeting health conditions that are most acute for people living in Africa.
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COVID-19: Experts say Interventions Based on Fear, not Evidence Mulago Hospital 2 1

Speaking during a webinar held Wednesday morning to discuss the broader public health impact of COVID 19, Prof. Freddie Ssengooba, an expert in Health Policy Planning and Management at the Makerere University School of Public Health said most of the interventions so far implemented in the country are copy and paste without paying attention to the evidence available in the country.
08:02
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Experts Cite High Anxiety Levels as COVID-19 Patients are Discharged Makerere University 3

Some of those that have so far been released report feeling unwelcome. A recovered patient who spoke to URN on condition of anonymity, says that he hasn’t moved an inch from his home since he was released last week. Somehow, he says, people in the neighbourhood got to know about his return and he has received information from relatives that the community is scared.
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COVID 19: Hydroxychloroquine to Replace Chloroquine in Treatment Makerere University 3 1 Top story

This decision according to Prof. Pauline Byakika, a member of the COVID-19 National Case Management Committee is being reached after reviewing available research from clinical trials. She said patients who are under treatment at Entebbe Hospital are being given chloroquine even as there’s no drug yet approved specifically for COVID-19 treatment by the National Drug Authority (NDA).
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Makerere University Hospital to Start COVID19 Testing 2 1 Top story

According to Makerere University Vice Chancellor Barnabas Nawangwe, they have so far received 40,000 testing kits from donors.
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Police Arrests 70 for Loitering Inside Makerere University operation 2

They were picked from different parts of the university following a two-day operation, according to Jude Masingano Eliphaz, the officer in charge of operations in Makerere University.
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Makerere Asks Solicitor General for Guidance on Deputy VC Search Makerere University

In a letter to the Solicitor General, Acting University Secretary Yusuf Kiranda said while the Universities and other Tertiary Institutions Act defines the process of searching for the Vice Chancellor, the law is silent on the search process for the deputy.
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Makerere Orders for Arrest of People Loitering Inside University Livingstone Hall 1

“We have requested for security beef up which has been done and operation coded “Visibility” netted many others today being interrogated by (Crime Investigation Department) CID,” Professor Bazeyo observed in an email sent to staff.
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My Heart Beats for Makerere University –Dr. Stella Nyanzi human resources 3 4 Top story

Dr. Nyanzi’s problems with Makerere University leadership started from her feud with Prof. Mahmood Mamdani, the Director Makerere Institute for Social Research-MISR on April, 16 2016. Dr. Nyanzi staged a nude protest when Prof. Mamdani evicted her from her office at the institute because of her refusal to teach.
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