In order to plan ahead for the decision on a possible malaria vaccine, the Uganda National Academy of Sciences (UNAS) with support from the Programme for Appropriate Technology in Health (PATH)’s Malaria Vaccine Initiative (MVI) initiated a process to prepare the malaria vaccine decision-making framework (DMF) for Uganda. An inception meeting that was attended by stakeholders with diverse expertise in 2010 recommended the setting up of a Standing Committee that would ensure that the necessary data is available ahead of time to enable decision makers to make evidence-based decisions on vaccine introduction. The Malaria Vaccine Committee (MVC) was formally launched in April 2011 with initial funding for one year from PATH.
This year 2014, the Uganda National Academy of Sciences won the bid to host the 10th Annual Meeting of African Academies (AMASA 10) on the Theme;”Ensuring Country Ownership in Africa’s Development Agenda – beyond 2015”. Country Ownership is today widely recognized More
Preparations for the AMASA 10 have been made with the establishment of both national and international organizing committees. The topics and themes to be discussed have been identified and the activities leading to the event have already begun according to the plan. More