Joseph Akuze is a research fellow at the Makerere University School of Public Health (MakSPH) in the department of Health Policy Planning and Management (HPPM) where he is involved in teaching and supervising of students pursuing their masters of public health and masters of health services research.

He is the Technical Coordinator of the Every Newborn Action Plan Measurement Improvement Roadmap within the INDEPTH Network and also the coordinator for the INDEPTH Maternal Newborn Working Group.

Prior this he was the statistician on the Maternal and Newborn research projects; MANeSCALE, REFNET, EQUIP, MANEST, Unlocking Community Capabilities and UNEST.

He is a prospective PhD candidate at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, has Masters in Public Health from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel, Masters of Statistics (candidate) and bachelors of Statistics (Honours) from Makerere University.

Dr. Esther Buregyeya is currently a senior lecturer and chair of the Department Disease Control and Environmental Health-School of Public Health, College of Health Sciences, Makerere University, Kampala. She trained as a Medical Doctor (MBChB) from Makerere University, Uganda in 1998.

She later did her Master of Philosophy in Health Sciences (Occupational Health) at the University of Bergen, Norway in 2004. Her research focus is on TB and HIV. From her recent work one article has been accepted for publication in the International Journal of TB and Lung Dis: “Knowledge and health seeking behaviour towards tuberculosis in rural Uganda”

Esther attained PhD, from the University of Antwerp, Belgium and her area of research was “Feasibility and acceptability of implementing Tuberculosis infection control measures in health facilities in Wakiso and Mukono districts, Uganda”.


Dr. S. O. Baine holds a PhD in Health Economics from the University of Keele, Master of Public Health degree from the University of Leeds, Diploma in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene from the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, and a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery degree, Makerere University. He has an international experience having worked in Lesotho, Tanzania, Malawi, Nigeria and conducted collaborative research with universities in Europe and North America. His research work and interest is in health systems.

Chrispus Mayora is currently an Assistant Lecturer in the Department of Health Policy, Planning and Management (HPPM), School of Public Health, College of Health Sciences, Makerere University-Kampala. Mr. Mayora Joined the School of Public Health in 2008. He graduated as an Economist with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics degree from Makerere University (2006), and a Master of Arts in Economics (2010), also from Makerere University Kampala – specializing in Health Economics & Environmental Economics. In 2011, Mr. Mayora joined the Australian National University (ANU), Australia where he pursued and completed a Graduate Certificate in Economic Policy. In 2012, Mr. Mayora joined the University of Queensland (UQ), Australia, where he completed a Master of Health Economics (MHEC). Mr. Mayora is involved in teaching undergraduate and graduate courses, such as Health Economics, Health Financing, Health Policy, Economic Evaluation and Decision Making, and cost-effectiveness Analysis. Mr. Mayora has done research and consultancy work in areas of costing maternal and child health interventions such as voucher schemes, cost-effectiveness of targeted health interventions, performance-based financing, health systems performance assessment, Economic Evaluation of HIV care strategies, among others. Mr. Mayora is currently a PhD Fellow (2015-2018) at the University Of Witwatersrand School Of Public Health, Johannesburg, South Africa. His PhD work is in the area of working with private informal health markets to improve child health in Uganda.

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