The Seed of collaboration of University of Liverpool with Makerere University and Mbale Hospital, Ministry of Health, led to the set up of a specialized collaborative research Institute in a more rural setting than Kampala, the Sanyu Africa Research Institute (SAfRI)
MPH AND MMED RESEARCH TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES FOR BUSITEMA UNIVERSITY STUDENTS
Duty Station: Mbale
Sanyu Africa Research Institute (Uganda) in conjunction with Busitema University, Makerere University, Ministry of Health, Mbale Regional Referral Hospital, University of Bergen (Norway), Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, and University of Liverpool (United Kingdom) received a grant from the European and Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP) to conduct research on diarrheal diseases and other emerging infections in newborns and mothers. Through this grant, there is a small allocation to sponsor short term masters level research for Master of Medicine students or Master of Public Health students training at Busitema University Faculty of Health Sciences.
This grant will cover costs directly related to research to a maximum of Ugx. 6,000,000 (Six million Uganda Shillings). The grant will cover expenses such as ethical approval fees, costs of data collection and analysis. No further funds are available. The student must complete the research project within the same time frame as the main project. The program will involve mentorship by the researchers involved in the main project to ensure quality research output. The students will still undergo the processes required by their University training in as far as research proposal development is concerned.