Dear Friends,

Happy New Year 2017 from  Makerere University School of Public Heath – ResilientAfrica Network (RAN) www.ranlab.org. Hoping you celebrated the start of the year in good spirits. Since we are a few days into the New Year, join us in looking ahead into what 2017 may have in store for us.

Allow us to take this opportunity to once again thank you all for walking the journey with the RANLab throughout the Year 2016. RAN engaged 10,333 multidisciplinary students, 1,680 academic faculty members in developing innovative solutions, 987 students and faculty trained in Human Centered Design, 45 communities across RAN engaged in quantitative and needsfinding exercises, 634 Modular Knowledge and Information Transaction Systems (MKITS) developed and so much more which can be accessed here: http://www.ranlab.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/RAN-Achievements-as-at-September-2016_Share.pdf

It is through these concerted efforts that we all achieved so much providing Solutions through Innovation. In 2017, the RAN Team is more than focused to the Vision “Resilient African Communities through innovative solutions”. We are determined to work with all of you to innovate beyond the horizons .Thank you for your continued support and dedication.

We would like to extend a special thank you to our donors, United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the partners, RAN Leadership, the community, Galant Innovators, the Innovation Advisory Board members, students and faculty for the excellent support they offer to RAN.

“Do Good and Good will come to You” Prof. William Bazeyo, Dean Makerere University School of Public Health, RAN Chief of Party and Lab Director.

Attached is a snap shot into RAN 2016, please enjoy viewing.