Uganda Color Run for Cancer due July 28, 2018
We are organizing a Color Run (marathon) to raise awareness and funding for cancer in children. The Color Run was initiated in 2015 by James Mooney from America. We have raised over $100,000 over three years, contributing significantly to the building of the adult and children cancer wards, buying cancer drugs as well as buying food for the malnourished children and those with cancer at Mbarara Regional Referral Hospital. We share the goal to address the increasing burden of cancer in children in Uganda, with the aim to maintain adequate treatment, achieve cure, provide palliation, and reduce suffering and death. This year’s Cancer Color Run will take place on July 28, 2018 starting at Mbarara University Pharmacology Grounds (next to central police station in Mbarara), taking five or seven kilometer routes.
The First Mile Program is an innovative 2-5 years project between Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), Mbarara University of Science & Technology (MUST) and Mbarara Regional Referral Hospital (MRRH) that focuses on improving patient care through nursing and community-based initiatives that will empower the academic medical center to deliver Healthcare in the Ugandan community.
The program involves providing patients access to high quality healthcare, empowering frontline providers with the tools and training to effectively address increasingly complex health challenges and establishing Mbarara University of Science and Technology as an internationally-recognized hub for community-based health innovation and training.
The launch ceremony was witnessed by the delegates from MGH, MUST and MRRH including Steve Schwartz from the Wyss Foundation; Dr. O’Neil Britton VP MGH; Dr. Katrina Armstrong, Chair Medicine MGH; Dr. Louise Ivers, ED CGH MGH, Pat Daoust Director Nursing CGH MGH, Dr. Stephen Asiimwe, PD GHC, MUST; Prof. Charles Olweny, Chancellor MUST, Prof. Celestino Obua, VC MUST; and Dr. Celestine Barigye, HD MRRH among others. A bus was handed over to the MUST department of Nursing as part of the initial program –support to develop graduate and postgraduate Medical and Nursing training in Uganda.
22rd May 2018. The First Mile Program: Launching Ceremony at Mbarara University of Science and Technology.
Global Health Collaborative Core Team together with a team from Mbarara University (MUST) Grants Office and Mbarara Hospital (MRRH) visit Rakai Health Sciences Program to learn best practices in program administration and management, including finance and grants, tour the facilities, and open up opportunities for future collaboration.
10th April 2018. Rakai Health Sciences Program, Kalisizo, Uganda.
Global Health Collaborative Core Team visit to Bugoye Integrated Community Case Management Initiative (BIMI), a community-based clinical care program developed as part of the collaboration between Bugoye Health Centre III, Mbarara University of Science and Technology, and Massachusetts General Hospital. BIMI seeks to improve the health of rural communities in Bugoye through strengthening the local health system and innovating in community-based care. 14th March 2018. Bugoye Health Center III (BHC) in Bugoye Subcounty, Kasese district.
24th Mbarara University of Science and Technology (MUST) Graduation Ceremony
October 28, 2017
Join us in congratulating the graduates!
13th Annual MUST Annual Research Dissemination Conference
November 9, 2017
Theme: Turning Community Challenges into Opportunities Through Research and Innovation
This annual conference provides an opportunity for researchers to share updates on their projects in the fields of Healthcare and Service Delivery; Interdisciplinary Research & Development; Environment and Climate Change; Food Security and Agricultural Value Chains; ICT and Development; Business, Economics & Management; and Science, Technology and Education.
2nd Annual Global Health Collaborative (GHC) Research Dissemination Conference
November 7, 2017
The GHC Conference is a time for GHC project coordinators and research assistants to present on the projects they work on in a public forum. For more information, contact Ezra at firstname.lastname@example.org. ________________________________________________________________________________
GHC Journal Club
October 6, 2017
MUST/MRRH faculty, junior faculty, researchers, PGs, and GHC staff were encouraged to attend our first Journal Club. The topic of the discussion was “The START Study to evaluate the effectiveness of a combination intervention package to enhance antiretroviral therapy uptake and retention during TB treatment among TB/HIV patients in Lesotho: rationale and design of a mixed-methods, cluster- randomized trial” by Howard et al.
CAMTech Uganda Medtech Hack-a-thon
August 25-27, 2017
Join us for the 5th Annual CAMTech Uganda MedTech Hack-a-thon, which will bring together bright minds from across the globe to develop innovative medical technologies that can improve neonatal and maternal health in low-resource settings.
The HopeNet Health Fair
September 13-17, 2017
HopeNet is a population based longitudinal social network study aimed at measuring the health, economic and social impacts of small scale chicken farming livelihood, and clean water interventions in the population of Nyakabare Parish, Rugando Sub-county, Mbarara District. HopeNet will be conducting a health fair to offer another round of free screening for several chronic medical conditions, including: high blood pressure, diabetes, HIV, chronic lung disease, obesity and cervical cancer.
The Uganda Color Run for Pediatric Cancer
July 22, 2017
This 5K Uganda Color Run for Cancer seeks to raise awareness and funding for children with cancer in Mbarara, Uganda. The event was launched in 2015 and since then has helped to raise over $80,000 to help renovate an adult oncology unit and fund a 12-bed pediatric oncology unit for patient care. Click here to make a donation.
Opioid Epidemic Challenge Summit and Hack-a-thon
September 9-11, 2016
Join us as we co-create for new solutions that can bend the curve of this national crisis and help save lives across the country. The events kick off with an Opioid Challenge Summit to launch discussions around key opioid-related addiction challenges, including panel discussions featuring leaders and voices from the field. The GE Foundation, CAMTech and MGH Global Medicine invite clinicians, engineers, entrepreneurs, designers, students, and others to innovate for new technologies and solutions that address the prevention, treatment and recovery of opioid addiction. This epidemic continues to rise – the U.S. experiences one overdose death every 24 minutes.*
*data from the U.S. Surgeon General
CAMTech Uganda Global Surgery Hack-a-thon
August 26-28, 2016
The CAMTech Uganda Global Surgery Hack-a-thon will bring together medtech innovators from around the world to co-create surgical innovations for resource-limited settings. In collaboration with Mbarara University of Science and Technology (MUST), and with support from the Babson Schlesinger Fund for Global Healthcare Entrepreneurship, the event will serve as an open innovation platform for a global community of clinicians, academics, engineers, entrepreneurs, industry experts and end-users to co-create innovations over a 48-hour period. Teams— through cross-disciplinary collaboration, mentorship, time/resource constraints and award incentives—can accelerate ideas into breakthrough innovations that have the potential to shift the paradigm of surgical care globally.
Fourth Global Partnership Meeting MGH MUST
May 5, 2015
This month we will host our fourth Global Partnership Meeting at Mass General Hospital. The Vice Chancellor of Mbarara University of Science and Technology will be our guest speaker. Invitees are our collaborators from the different MGH Departments.
Second Global Partnership Forum
January 6, 2015
Our first Global Partnership Forum was held on October 20th, 2014. It was a tremendous success and we are extremely encouraged to see the energy and innovative spirit our collaborators are putting into capacity building at the Mbarara University of Science and Technology (MUST). We witnessed presentations from 12 departments building capacity at MUST. A major take-home point for everyone was learning how we can benefit from sharing information, personnel, infrastructure, and know-how.
Our second Global Partnership Forum is scheduled for January 6th 2015. Members from the Global Health Collaborative will receive an official invitation. If you have any questions related to the Forum, please contact our Program Manager.
Christmas Carols at Mbarara Regional Referral Hospital
December 16, 2014
Merry Christmas! This year members of the Global Health Collaborative will sing Christmas Carols for the patients at Mbarara Regional Referral Hospital in Uganda.
MUST Silver Jubilee
October 29, 2014
During the Silver Jubilee we will celebrate the 25th anniversary of MUST in Mbarara. The Global Health Collaborative will present their work at the exhibition held at the MUST campus grounds.
Kampala Marathon – E-Learning for nurses in Uganda
November 23, 2014
Two of our Global Health Collaborative team members are running the Kampala Marathon next week. Why??? For FUN — but also to raise funds and facilitate e-learning at the Nursing Department in Mbarara. You can donate here!