Dr Christine Kirunga Tashobya is a Health Systems Specialist with expertise in several aspects of health systems including Health Policy Formulation and Analysis; Strategic Planning; Health Financing, Public-Private Partnerships for Health, and Monitoring and evaluation. She is currently a Postdoctoral Fellow with the Supporting Policy Engagement for Evidence-Based Decision Making for Universal Health Coverage (SPEED) Project at MakSPH. She is a medical Doctor with an MA (Demography), an MSc. Health Policy, Planning and Financing (LSHTM) and a PhD Public Health from Antwerp, Belgium. Before her PhD, she had been a senior Planner in Ministry of Health for over 10 years. Christine is a member of Working Groups 1&2 of the International Taskforce on Innovative International Financing for Health Systems that was put in place by world leaders at the UN High-Level Event 2008.  Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Ms. Susan Babirye is a research Fellow in the department of Health Policy, Planning and Management at the School of Public Health, Makerere University. She holds a Masters Degree in Public Health, and Masters Degree in Research and Public Policy. Susan also received additional training in Monitoring and Evaluation from Uganda Management Institute. Susan has extensive experience in research coordination, data collection and analysis.  Susan’s specialized areas of interest include: family planning, HIV/AIDS, adolescent sexual and reproductive health, and maternal and child health. She has over five years’ experience in development work in the area of sexual and reproductive health. Susan has conducted similar research work and her most recent similar assignment was the baseline evaluation of the Cross Border Health Integrated Partnership Project across the E. African borders. 

Mr. Moses Tetui is a research fellow at the department of health policy planning and management at the Makerere University School of Public Health. Moses has an implementation science and systems research experience that spans over 8 years. In addition to his other research responsibilities, he is currently in the last semester of his PhD studies registered at Umea University, Sweden. His research focus is in building health systems that are responsive to the needs of the vulnerable poor in resource-limited settings. He is an expert in Qualitative and Participatory action research (PAR) practice aimed at improving health systems research, practice and management. He is currently a co-principal investigator of the PERFORM2 Scale project aimed at designing a scale up strategy for a health management strengthening intervention at district level in Uganda.   He has worked several projects both as a team member but also in management positions. He therefore carries with him great project coordination skills and a rich experience in undertaking robust research. These include the recently concluded MANIFEST project which aimed at increasing access to quality maternal and neonatal services in rural parts of Uganda using a PAR approach in order to increase chances of sustainability (http://tandfonline.com/toc/zgha20/10/sup4?nav=tocList). The others include the Africa Hub project (http://www.africahub.org) which comprised of seven African Schools of Public Health in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Uganda. The hub was dedicated to enhancing the leadership and capacity of public health institutions in health systems research. Under this, he contributed to the design of a short course in health systems research among other achievements. He has also been involved in the knowledge translation network which worked across several Africa countries to make research findings more relevant to its end users (http://ktnetafrica.net). He has been involved in several other maternal and neonatal projects within and without Uganda. Lastly but not least, Moses offers academic support to the Makerere University School of Public health and more recently to the Epidemiology and Global Health unit, Umea University. Activities undertaken include; lecturing both post and under graduate students, reviewing project concepts and proposals, supervising student research projects, and examining students among others. 

Dr. Aloysius Ssennyonjo is a Research Fellow in the Department of Health Policy, Planning and Management, at MakSPH He currently coordinates an EU-funded Supporting Policy Engagement for Evidence-based Decisions (SPEED) for Universal Health Coverage in Uganda Project, a project hosted by HPPM Department. Aloysius has broad interest in critical appraisal and analysis of complex health systems and policy issues at global, national and subnational levels. He is particularly interested in governance and health financing for universal health coverage. He is also passionate about building expertise and capacity in the Ugandan health sector such that appropriate innovations, health policies and management approaches are developed and implemented. Aloysius is a medical doctor and public health expert with an MSc. in Global Health from the University of Edinburgh, UK and Postgraduate Diploma in Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) from Uganda Management Institute. His work experience includes ccoordinating several research and capacity building projects. He has consulted for several agencies including the MOH, World Bank, IntraHealth Uganda, WHO, BTC, UNFPA, Rutgers WPF and Cordaid. He has received several academic awards such as Best student in Uganda, UCE (2003) & UACE (2005), Government of Uganda Scholarship and Commonwealth Shared Scholarship. 

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