William Bazeyo is a Professor of Occupational Medicine at Makerere University College of Health Sciences, School of Public Health and is currently the Dean of the School. He received an MBCHB from Makerere University, M.Med in Occupational Health from University of Singapore, Singapore and a Phd in Public Health from Atlantic International University. He has been teaching in the University for more than 20 years and has done research and Published in several areas including Health Care Financing, Leadership and One Health. He was the among the key pillars of The HEALTH Alliance (Higher Education Alliance for Leadership Training for Health) which was formed in 2005 under the funding from USAID that brought together 7 schools of Public Health in Six regional Countries. An organization that he has lead till now which addressed the Leadership gaps in Health, Health Emergency management Programs for the District first responders that trained and equipped District staff and responded to Emergencies like the Bududa landslides in Uganda, and Post Elections violence in Kenya to mention but a few. He organized the formation of the Summit of 14 Deans of Schools of Public Health and Schools of Veterinary in the Six Alliance Country members and He is the Current Chair of the Summit. The Schools are implementing the One Health activities under the umbrella of OHCEA- One Health Central and Eastern Africa net work funded by USAID. Â He is also the Principal Investigator of various projects such as the Monitoring and Evaluation Technical Support a CDC Program that offers M & E support to CDC supported institutions and also the Director of the Centre for Tobacco Control in Africa which is mandated to support governments to build and sustain institutional capacity for tobacco control in Africa. Dr. Bazeyo is also the chief of party of ResilientAfrica Network (RAN).

Dr. Christopher Garimoi Orach is a Professor of Community Health, departmental chair of Community Health and Behavioural Sciences, and

deputy dean at Makerere University School of Public Health. He holds a PhD in Public Health from Vrije Universiteit Brussels;

Master of Public Health (MPH) from the Institute of Tropical Medicine Antwerp; and Master of Medicine in Public Health

(MMed PH), Diploma in Public Health (DPH), and Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBChB) from Makerere University, Kampala.

His research interests and publications include public health in complex emergencies, reproductive health, and community risk reduction.

Dr. Freddie Ssengooba PhD is currently an Associate Professor of health systems and policy and is the head of the Department of Health Policy Planning and Management (HPPM). In the last 15 years, Dr Ssengooba has led a program of research on the organizational reforms like decentralization of health services; autonomy and efficiency of hospitals; performance-based contracting and its impacts on health system in general and on the workforce in particular.

His current research engagements focus on the effectiveness of donor aid for HIV/AIDS on the health system and researching the translation of evidence into policies and programs. In this field, Dr Ssengooba has published books, journal articles, working papers and Op Eds in news papers. He has provided technical services to WHO, World Bank, Ministries of Health, Uganda AIDS Commission and Multi-lateral and Bilateral Agencies. Dr Ssengooba has also worked as Research Fellow with Health Systems Development Program at London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine in UK. He also has experience as a Medical Doctor in a clinical setting, as a Hospital Director and as a District Health Officer in Uganda’s health system.

Dr. Nazarius Mbona Tumwesigye is an Associate Professor in the department of Epidemiology and Bio-statistics. He is also chair of the department. He holds degrees B.Stat, MA(Demo) from Makerere University, MSc (Medical statistics) from London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine(LSHTM) and PhD with bias in social Statistics from the University of Southampton in UK. His research interests are diverse but his key publications include Modeling effect of HIV intervention like Medical Male circumcision, alcohol epidemiology, cost-effectiveness of health interventions, effect of interventions in clinical and field trials and sexual and reproductive health.

Back to top