Special Pathogens Research Network Limited, Uganda

International News

Looking at what has happened since we began in about 4 years ago we can conclude that our network has made a giant stride in its attempt to meets its objectives and core values.

We have usbmitted our first report to mark our commitment to the ten principles of the United nations global compact needed to be called an active company.

We also effectively published our five journals of special pathogen one of them already has an ISSN number and is now ready to be given the Digital object identifiers DOI number thus giving it the supports it needs to be internationally recordnized and citted accordingly.

We consolidated our relationship with the Molecular Biology Laboratory, Department of Microbiology, College of Health Sciences, Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda. Therefore our annual MIRU-VNTR genotyping workshop constantly holds there every year by the 3rd or 4th week of June each year.

Molecular biology and PCR workshop will start in 2016 thanks to the support of Dolan learning center, NY, USA and a new company from Califonia now interested in supporting our workshop in Real-time PCR.

Our annual support of the medical camp organized by the Association of Allied Health Students of Kampala International University has also stabilized and that happens every last week of April or first week of May each year. So watch out for it.

Our international growth is needed to meet the demands of the environment. Growth means getting focused on important goals, and involving others in achieving them. The Special pathogens Research Network Limited growth pattern involves connecting, networking and integrating. Graduates of our training workshops are effective as evidence for organizational decision-making in keeping with the values of the network. Knowledge and evidence-informed decision making are instrumental in bridging gaps and extending linkages for organizational growth.

A “life cycle” model identifies seven foreseeable stages of organizational growth where our growth is defined in terms of an organization’s budget (since our Network is not for the profit”).  At certain points in budget growth, an organization needs to “transition to the next stage of development.”  An effective or successful transition is achieved only when the organization has developed the infrastructure (systems, processes, structure, etc.) needed to effectively support its operations at that size.