Dr David Musoke is a Lecturer in the Department of Disease Control and Environmental Health at Makerere University College of Health Sciences, School of Public Health. He holds a Bachelors degree in Environmental Health Sciences from Makerere University, MSc in International Primary Health Care from University of London (UK), and PhD in Public Health from Cardiff Metropolitan University (UK). Besides teaching and student supervision at undergraduate and postgraduate levels including coordinating the research dissertation of the Bachelors of Environmental Health Sciences programme, he is involved in vast research in Uganda which has been published and presented at conferences extensively. He is Coordinator of the short course in Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) and was instrumental in its development. Part of his research is on diseases (such as malaria and cervical cancer), environmental health (including water quality, sanitation and hygiene), and health systems/services (such as health-seeking behaviour and human resources for health). Currently, he is conducting research on integrated malaria prevention among rural communities in Uganda, and community health workers (CHWs) who are a key human resource for health. He has also used photovoice, a community based participatory research methodology, in his research including among youth and CHWs. He spearheaded the organisation of the first-ever International Symposium on CHWs held in Kampala in 2017. He is a member of many professional associations including the Environmental Health Workers’ Association of Uganda (EHWAU), Health Systems Global (HSG), and the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH), UK. Currently, he is the Secretary of the International Federation of Environmental Health (IFEH) Africa group, as well as Co-chair of the HSG Thematic Working Group on CHWs. He is also a Senior Visiting Fellow at Nottingham Trent University (UK) as well as External Examiner at the University of Malawi, and National University of Science and Technology (Zimbabwe).

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William Bazeyo is a Professor of Occupational Medicine at Makerere University College of Health Sciences, School of Public Health and is a former 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).

Current Designation/Role

Chair Department of Community Health and Behavioral Sciences

He is also an external examiner at Moi University School of Public Health, Eldoret, Kenya

He is a Peer Reviewer for BMC Series, African Health Sciences and the Lancet Journal

Current Work and Interests

Dr Christopher Garimoi Orach is a Professor of Community Health. His research interests and publications include public health in complex emergencies, reproductive health, and community risk reduction. He also supervises Post – Graduate students; 20 have received Masters Degrees; Six have been awarded PhDs. He is also involved in teaching programs, courses and curriculum design. He also designs emergency response plans, provides consultancy services, and develops policy for refugee situations.

Academic History

2006; PhD in Public Health, Vrije University, Belgium

2004; Cert. Public Health Management and Leadership, University of Alabama, Birmingham, USA

2000; MPH, Institute of Public Health, Antwerp, Belgium

1997; Cert. Health Emergencies in Large Populations, ICRC – WHO – Addis Ababa University

1996; M. Med PH, Makerere University

1996; Cert. Refugee Studies, Refugee Studies Programme of University of Oxford, UK

1994; Dip. PH, Makerere University

1988; MBChB, Makerere University

Outstanding Academic Honors and Recognition

1997; Winner of the World Health Organization (WHO) Community Health Research Award by WHO Africa Regional Office; Recognition for his community study “Maternal Mortality in Gulu District using the Sisterhood Methodology” conducted in 1996, which he did as part of his studies for the award of Master of Medicine in Public Health

He has authored over 60 publications in Peer-reviewed academic journals

Consultant commissioned by Ministry of Health Uganda to develop a Safe male Circumcision Policy; he was seconded by WHO.

Was a visiting lecturer, Uganda Martyrs University, Nkozi Campus

Work History

o 2015; Professor of Public Health at the Department of Community Health and Behavioral Sciences, MakSPH

o 2012; Associate Professor at the Department of Community Health and Behavioral Sciences, MakSPH

o 2012; Deputy Dean, MakSPH

o 2010; Head of Department, Community Health and Behavioral Sciences, MakSPH

o 2009; Senior Lecturer, School of Public Health, Makerere University

o 2006; Lecturer, School of Public Health, Makerere University

o 2003; Assistant Lecturer, Institute of Public Health, Makerere University

o 1996; Research Fellow, Institute of Public Health, Makerere University

o 1994; Head of Public Health Department of St. Mary’s Hospital, Lacor, Gulu

o 1994; Acting District Director of Health Services, Gulu

o 1990; Medical Superintendent for Maracha Hospital

o 1989; Medical Officer at Maracha Hospital, Arua, West Nile

o 1988; Intern at St. Francis Hospital, Nsambya, Kampala

Affiliations and Memberships

o Board Chair and one of seven founding members of Canadian Physicians for Aid and Relief (CPAR) Uganda Ltd

o Member of the Uganda Medical Association

o Member, the Uganda National Association of Community and Occupational Health

o Member, the Uganda Society of Health Scientists

o Member, Staff Development Committee, College of Health Sciences, Makerere University, Kampala

o Member, Makerere University College of Health Sciences’ Academic Board

o Member, the Institutional Review Board, MakSPH

o Member, Governing Council of the Sacred Heart University, Gulu

o Member, Governing Council of Public Health Nursing College, Kampala

o Visiting Professor, Faculty of Medicine, Gulu University

o Board member, Diploma in Public Health Nursing College, Kampala

o Patron, Makerere Acholi Medical Students Association

o Member, Uganda Catholic Health Commission

o Vice – Chairman, Catholic Association of Professionals of Uganda

o Member, Board of Directors of St. Mary’s Hospital, Lacor, Gulu

o Member, Board of governors of St. Joseph’s Hospital, Kitgum

o Member, Board of Governors of St. Joseph’s College, Ombaci, Arua


Dr Freddie Ssengooba is an Associate Professor of Health Economics and Health Systems Management with over 20 years of teaching and research in health policy and systems. He is the Chair of Health Policy Planning & Management (HPPM) department and Director SPEED Project and the Center for Health Policy and Systems Development (CHPSD) at Makerere University School of Public Health. Dr. Ssengooba has background training as a medical doctor and has worked in a clinical setting, as a hospital director and as a District Health Officer in Uganda’s health system. He has a doctorate covering the intersection of public health policy and institutional economics from the University of London. In the last 17 years, Dr Ssengooba’s teaching and research scholarship have focused health policies, program design and implementation and health system developments. Dr Ssengooba has led a multi-disciplinary team undertaking Health Systems Assessment for Uganda, National Maternal Health Review and consultative study to operationalize national plans such as safe male circumcision for HIV prevention, reproductive health and health workforce and financing reforms. Dr Ssengooba is well embedded in the national and regional health and development discourses, think-tank taskforces and as advisory boards for health agencies like National Planning Authority, WHO-Afro, Wellcome Trust, KEMRI and Health Systems Global. He is well versed in quantitative and qualitative research methods drawing on multiple lenses and disciplines such as human medicine, public health, health economics, political economy and systems thinking. As a director of SPEED Project - a program of applied policy analyses to support universal coverage in Uganda, Dr Ssengooba leads a partnership of agencies to respond to policy problems and demand for advice from the government of Uganda. From these enterprises, Dr Ssengooba has published books, journal articles, working papers and Op-Eds. He has supervised to completion nine doctoral fellows and over 30 masters student in his field of expertise. He has provided technical and consultancy services to WHO, DFID, USAID, World Bank, Ministries of Health, Uganda AIDS Commission and Multi-lateral and Bilateral Agencies and Foundations. Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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