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Welcome to the 2013 Mesau IT Grand Innovation Challenge

MESAU-MEPI a Consortium composed of Makerere University College of Health Sciences, Gulu University, Mbarara University of Science and Technology, Kampala International University, Busitema University and Johns Hopkins University will award 10 mentored Information and Communication Technology (ICT) innovation projects to students within the MESAU-MEPI Consortium from January 2013. The ICT innovation projects will be based on the following criteria:
1. Proposals should be geared at improving your institution’s ICT stand.


Despite the great importance of cardiovascular disease (CVD) as one of the leading causes of morbidity and mortality, research and training in this disease has been relatively neglected in Uganda. There is lack of good quality data on the epidemiology of CVD and on clinical outcomes and few on-site experts in CVD. This situation translates into low levels of awareness in the communities, poorer outcomes and sub-optimal primary care responses to CVDs.


 1.       Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR)

2.         Research Administration and Management workshop
Date: 10th -  13th December 2012
Venue: MUJHU Complex at Makerere University College of Health Science
3.       Qualitative Research Methods
Date: 19 – 23 November 2012
Venue: College of Health Sciences Makerere University 

Makerere University has donated forty three brand new computers to the collaborating COBES sites.

Makerere University has donated forty three brand new computers to the collaborating COBES sites. This move is intended to strengthen the relationship between the university and the districts and also improve internet accessibility for students while at the districts.

About the MESAU Consortium

The MESAU Consortium is a country-wide partnership bringing together five academic institutions (Busitema University, Gulu University, Kampala International University, Makerere University and Mbarara University of Science and Technology) in Uganda together with Johns Hopkins University in the U.S.A with the aim of building capacity, performance enhancements in medical education and relevant research for excellent nationwide service delivery.



Alliance for Health Policy and Systems Research
World Health Organization
Deadline for Submission of Proposals: 15 September 2012
Interested applicants should pre-register online by 20 August 2012
For full details and submission guidelines, please go to

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