Makerere University acknowledges that funds received from SIDA under the bilateral Research Cooperation enable Ugandan public universities to conduct impactful research, research capacity strengthening, institutional advancement, generate knowledge and promote research uptake for regional development, which is partly supported as part of the EDCTP programme supported by the European Union.

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3rd Annual Dissemination Conference

Date of Event

11 April 2011


Hotel Africana Uganda

Event Details

The Makerere University Third Annual Research and Innovations Dissemination Conference will be held on April 11th – 12th, 2011 at Hotel Africana. The conference is expected to attract over 300 participants from Makerere, other public universities in Uganda, policy makers, civil society and researchers/scientists from national & international collaborating institutions.

The conference provides an opportunity for Makerere to showcase her research outputs and innovations that are advancing knowledge, impacting society and contributing to national development.

In line with the priority research areas of the university, the conference has been organized in both plenary and five parallel scientific sessions, namely:

  1. Health and Health Systems Research for National Development
  2. Natural Resources Utilization, Conservation and Environmental Sustainability
  3. Agricultural Productivity, Food Safety & Security, and Value Addition
  4. Governance, Human Rights, Conflict & Disaster Management
  5. Technology for Socio-economic Transformation

Abstracts for oral and poster presentation are now invited from both staff and Graduate Students. Preference shall be given to research that has contributed to policy change or development, benefited society/improved livelihoods and the environment. Please indicate whether the submission is for an oral paper or a poster presentation, and the session. Guidelines for preparation of abstracts/posters are posted on the University Intranet.

Guidelines for Abstracts

Number of words: 250 – 600

Font Type and Size: Times New Roman Font size 12

Spacing: Single spacing

Paragraphs should be indented
Format for abstract:

  • Introduction
  • Methods
  • Key findings
  • Conclusion

Key words not to exceed five (5)

Submit the abstract to:

Deadline for submission: February 28, 2011

Organising Committee

Overall Chair
Prof. Eli Katunguka -RwakishayaDR&
Scientific Committee
Dr. George Nasinyama(Chair)DR&
Dr. Okello
DR. Jude
Dr. Lynn AtuyambeCollege Of Health
Dr. John Baptist
Dr. Justine Nambi
Ms Carolyn MirembeDR&
Resource Mobilization
Prof. Eli Katunguka -Rwakishaya (Chair)DR&
Ms Mary NakyewaDR&
Mr. John K. WabwirePlanning &
Mrs. Vianney BagumaDR&
Ms. Susan MbabaziDR&
Publicity Committee
Dr. Monica Chibita (Chair)Dept of Mass Com,
Ms. Ritah NamisangoPublic
Mr. Agaba Issa MugaboPublic
Mrs. Majorie NiyitegekaDept of Mass Com,
Dr. Jeninah
Mr Paul
Logistics Committee
Dr. Peter Lating (Chair)
Mr. Nestor MugabeDR&
Ms. Christine ZakeDR&

Conference Program

Opening Session
Date: Monday, 11/April/2011
8:00 – 9:00Registration of participants
 OPENING SESSION: CHAIRPERSON – Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe, Principal College of Engineering, Design, Art and Technology (CEDAT)
9:00 – 9:10Welcome Remarks
Chairperson Conference Organising Committee – Prof. Eli Katunguka-Rwakishaya
9:10 – 9:20Remarks by the Vice Chancellor, Makerere University
– Prof. Venansius Baryamureeba
9:20 – 9:30Remarks by the Chairperson Makerere University Council
– Dr. Wana Etyem
9:30 – 9:40Remarks by the Ambassador of Sweden to Uganda
– HE Dr. Anders Johnson
9:40 – 10:00Speech by the Chief Guest, the Chancellor, Makerere University
– Prof. George Mondo Kagonyera
10:00 – 10:30Keynote paper
– Prof. Mahmood Mamdani, Director, Makerere Institute of Social Research
10:30 – 11:00Discussion
11:00 – 11:30HEALTH BREAK
11:40 – 13:00BREAKOUT/PARALLEL SESSIONS – Day 1 & 2
13:00 – 14:00LUNCH BREAK
14:00 – 17:00BREAKOUT/PARALLEL SESSIONS – Day 1 & 2
Date: Tuesday, 12/April/2011
For details: Download Programme(click)



  • A01: My partner wants a child: A cross-sectional study of the determinants of the desire for children among mutually disclosed sero-discordant couples receiving care in Uganda.
  • By Jolly Beyeza-Kashesya, Anna Mia Ekstrom, Frank Kaharuza, Florence Mirembe, Stella Neema, and Asli Kulane
  • A02: Gender, HIV/AIDS Prevention and Development: The Politics of Condom Use.
  • By Consolata Kabonesa, Ph.D. Dean, School of Women and Gender Studies Makerere University
  • A03: To use or not to use a condom: A prospective cohort study comparing contraceptive practices among HIV-infected and HIV-negative youth in Uganda.
  • By Jolly Beyeza-Kashesya, Frank Kaharuza, Anna Mia Ekström, Stella Neema, Asli Kulane and Florence Mirembe
  • A04: Socio-demographic determinants of child caregivers’ social capital in the Iganga-Mayuge Demographic Surveillance Site in Eastern Uganda.
  • By Bakeera SK, Pariyo G, Petzold M, Galea S, Tomson G, Wamala SP
  • A05: In vitro sensitivities of Plasmodium falciparum to different antimalarial drugs in Uganda.
  • By Nsobya SL, Kiggundu M, Nanyunja S, Joloba M, Greenhouse B, Rosenthal PJ. Antimicrob Agents Chemother.
  • A06: Cognitive rehabilitation in Ugandan children after severe malaria: effects on cognition, academic achievement and behaviour.
  • By Paul Bangirana, Peter Allebeck, Michael J. Boivin, Chandy C. John, Connie Page, Anna Ehnvall and Seggane Musisi
  • A07: Plasma Vitamin C in women of reproductive age in Kampala, Uganda.
  • By Paul Kiondo
  • A08: Occupational Stress, Job Satisfaction, and Job Performance Among Hospital Nurses in Kampala, Uganda.
  • By Rose C. Nabirye, Kathleen C. Brown, Elizabeth H. Maples and Erica R. Pryor.
  • A09: The mechanism of Sulfonamide Resistance in Streptococcus mutans.
  • By Buwembo W, MacRitchie M, Soheila R, Rwenyonyi C M, Kironde F and Swedberg G.
  • By Grace Ndeezi, Thorkild Tylleskär, Christopher M Ndugwa, James K Tumwine
  • A11: A Stochastic model to optimize hospital bed capacity under Markovian demand
  • By Paul Kizito Mubiru
  • A12: Genetic Diversity of Plasmodium falciparum in mild and severe malaria of children, from Kampala Uganda.
  • By Kiwuwa Stephen Mpungu, Kironde Fred, Mats Wahlgren, Nicholas Joanin, Ulf Ribacke, Kirsten Moll.
  • A13: Assessment of the burden of PTB in HIV infected Smear Negative TB patients using liquid culture in a Public facility HIV clinic.
  • By : Simon Walusimbi, William Ssengooba, Jennifer Nansbuga, Eva Mulondo
  • A14: African 2, a Clonal Complex of Mycobacterium bovis Epidemiologically Important in East Africa
  • By Benon B Asiimwe, Stefan Berg, Noel H. Smith, Gunilla Kallenius, and Moses L Joloba 

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