Dear Friends of RAN,

We offer you warm greetings from the Makerere University School of Public Health- ResilientAfrica Network (RAN).

As always, it is an absolute delight, sharing our stories and highlights from the month of August- a month where the famous words of our leader and Chief of Party, Prof. WIlliam Bazeyo to 'be a contribution', reverberated across the various activities we held and were a part of.

We invite you to share in our joy, as you read about what transpired at RAN in the month that past. We also welcome you to check out our website should you require any further information about us. 


RAN in the Media

Improved Push and Pull Innovation Project-Phase 2 Implementation Sharing Major Activities

The Improved Push and Pull Innovation project’s 2nd phase kicked off early this year in Uganda’s Iganga District, Buyanga sub-County. This implementation phase is guided by three objectives;

  1. Training farmers on the approach of Improved Push and Pull Technology
  2. Assisting model farmers i.e. sharing technical knowledge and input to enable them implement the Improved Push and Pull Technology to control of pests and weeds in their gardens
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A Highlight of Pitch Tuesday Sessions July-August, 2017

There is need for all of us to remain creative in order to meet life’s demands and improve the communities in which we live and serve. Like Professor William Bazeyo, Dean Makerere University School of Public Health and RAN Chief of Party/Lab Director has always put it that ‘Be a Contribution’, the RAN team has continued to support innovative minds to realize their dreams through the Pitch Tuesday Sessions.
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Communication Etiquette for the RAN Student Interns on August 8, 2017

Communication can be defined as the process of encoding a message and sending it to another individual or group of people using a specific mediumIt is important to note that communication is increasingly becoming a key element for high level performance in nearly all work places and environments.

Similar to the other routine training offered to student interns at Makerere University School of Public Health ResilientAfrica Network (RAN), this session was also designed to further shape the interns into better employees in their future but also nurture them into better communicators moving forward. The training was conducted by Ms. Harriet Adong, the RAN Communications Manager and Ms. Loyce Twongirwe, the Eastern Africa Resilience Innovation Lab administrative Assistant. The aim was mainly to equip the interns with the knowledge, skills and professional code of communication via the telephone, email, instant messaging and Skype among others.

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Engagement with the University of South California students
On Tuesday August 15, 2017, part of the RAN team under the leadership of Associate Professor Lynn Atuyambe, Makerere University School of Public Health (MakSPH) and Dr. Roy William Mayega, ResilientAfrica Network (RAN) Deputy Chief of Party engaged with 16 students from the US (University of South Carlifornia-USC). These students visited the RAN Innovation Lab to learn more about MakSPH, Uganda’s Disease burden both communicable and non-communicable diseases, the innovative projects currently under incubation at RAN and appreciate the Innovation lab space.
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Matibabu Innovators working to launch the masticope product

On Thursday Thursday 17 August 2017, the RAN  team joined the Matibabu  innovator team in an engagement with the team from Villgro Kenya  to articulate a scaling plan for Matibabu focusing mainly on; Clinical trials (ethics and financial concerns), Business modeling (customer segmentation) and Product Launch. The team also came up with new milestones that either teams have to work on so as to fast track the product launch of the masticope. These milestones were then aligned with the budget breakdown for the USD 50000 Villgro Kenya Investment into the Matibabu Innovation Project. Looking forward to realizing the Matibabu-noninvasive malaria diagnosis toolkit launched not only in the Ugandan market but also internationally.
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Thank you Professor William Bazeyo for Diligently serving MakSPH!

Like Prof. William Bazeyo, Dean MakSPH and RAN Chief of Party has always put it both in writing and speech, ‘Be a Contribution’, the afternoon of Wednesday August 30, 2017 saw him, share the State of Makerere University School of Public Health (MakSPH) presentation with students, faculty, non-teaching staff and the general public. Prof. Bazeyo’s diligent service during his term as the Dean was witnessed in the big number of people who filled the Davies Lecture Theatre in Makerere University College of Health Sciences and patiently listened to and engaged with Prof. Bazeyo for over 3 hours!
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  1. Ending Violence Against Women and Girls (EVAWG) Challenge Applications Deadline: September 8th, 2017
  2. HESN Photo contest Deadline: September 15, 2017
  3. 2017 Social Venture Competition Deadline: October 18, 2017
  4. Development Innovation Ventures (DIV) Applications are accepted on a rolling basis
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