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 fund a 12-bed 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 directly to our Global Health Collaborative Paypal account — easy as that! No indirects. No wire transfer fees. No bounced checks. The money will go directly to this project! Simply go to Paypal and click on ‘send payment’. It will prompt you for an email address and it is linked to the Global Health Collaborative email — firstname.lastname@example.org.