What is going on at MESAU?

Afya Bora Consortium is a partnership of four African and Four US universities formed to prvide future global health leaders with practical skills that are currently not part of traditional training in the health professions.

2016's top global health research stories from Fogarty Int'l Center at NIH

What are the top global health research stories of 2016?

Each year we look back to recognize and celebrate the accomplishments of the global health research community.


Makerere University students in the College of Health Sciences (CHS)  and College of Veterinary Medicine, Animal Resources and Bio-security (COVAB) are invited to apply to the new Research Training Collaborative. Application and instructions are online at http://globalhealthcenter.umn.edu/research/research-training-collaborative.

Topic:  Improving stroke prevention and outcomes in Uganda: a population survey and hospital based study

Fogarty program develops bioethics expertise in Uganda

As the HIV/AIDS epidemic took hold in Africa in the 1990s, researchers studying ways to treat and prevent the disease struggled with the ethical questions involved. Was it appropriate to use placebos in trials of drugs that were already proven effective in high-income countries? How could they ensure research subjects were not unduly influenced into participation when the alternative in many cases was no treatment at all? How could investigators clearly communicate the potential risks to populations with little education and low literacy?