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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

Vitamin D Supplements May Lower Risk Of Respiratory Problems In Kids

A study published online in the journal Pediatrics, shows that the risk of respiratory infections in winter might be reduced in Mongolian schoolchildren by giving them a daily supplement of vitamin D. This supports the findings of previous research...

Strokes Mix Up Brain And Muscle Coordination

Numerous muscles are involved and use coordination just to perform simple actions like picking up a pen. For instance, the eyes and head need to turn towards the object, the hand needs to reach towards the pen and the fingers need to pick it up. This complex coordination of muscles is managed as a series of shortcuts in the brain's motor cortex to make these actions more manageable...

Heart Failure Rates In Ontario Have Decreased By 33% Over A Decade

Over the last decade the number of new heart failure cases in Ontario has decreased by 33%, which indicates that preventive efforts may be working even though the mortality rate for those with the disease is still high. The study is published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal. One of the main reasons of hospital admissions is heart failure...

Researchers Reveal How The Female Brain And Sex Are Connected

A study published in the August 20 edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) reveals that an international team of scientists at Saskatchewan University discovered a protein in semen, which influences the female brain to prompt ovulation and that this molecule also regulates the growth, maintenance, and survival of nerve cells...

What Determines Risks Of Kidney Failure?

New research appearing in an upcoming issue of the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (JASN) has discovered the likelihood of middle-aged adults to develop kidney failure during their lifetime, which could potentially lead to an increase in public interest in the prevention of kidney disease while setting priorities related to kidney care...