Dr. Suzanne Kiwanuka is a Senior Lecturer in Health Policy Planning and Management at Makerere University School of Public Health (Kampala, Uganda) with a passion and vast experience in health systems strengthening and evidence based policy making through strengthening of implementation research. Dr. Suzanne holds a doctorate in Oral epidemiology and international health from the University of Bergen, Norway, a masters degree in public health and is a doctor of dental surgery. Dr. Suzanne has led several projects as a PI and Co-PI. She is a co-team leader on a project aimed at saving lives of mothers and newborns through community empowerment and health systems strengthening in three districts in Uganda. Dr. Kiwanuka has vast experience in consultancy work funded by several multi-lateral partners that has been acquired over the past 10 years. Dr. Kiwanuka is strongly grounded in knowledge management and the use of evidence to inform policy following a long term collaboration with the Cochrane Centre (Effective Practices and Organization of Care Group, Oslo, Norway) and the Evidence for Policy and Practice Information and Coordinating Centre (EPPI-Centre, at the Institute of Education, London) to synthesize policy relevant evidence for strengthening human resources for health particularly in Low and Middle Income Countries to identify effectively address health worker challenges in Low and Middle Income Countries. She has worked with the Cochrane Effective Practices and Organization of Care Group to produce and peer review SUPPORT summaries in collaboration with Evidence Informed Policy Network (EVIPNet). Her significant contributions to science include the building of a community of practice and of the capacity for knowledge translation across ten African countries under the knowledge Translation Network For Africa (KTNET Africa) She is also also a highly experienced and widely published maternal and newborn health researcher with extensive experience working with district leaders and communities. Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Dr. Rhoda Wanyenze, MBChB, MPH, PhD, is an Associate Professor and Dean of Makerere University School of Public Health (MakSPH). She has vast experience in infectious diseases research, capacity building and program management, especially in the area of HIV and TB and has also conducted several studies in maternal and child health. Prior to joining MakSPH, Dr. Wanyenze was the Program Manager for the Makerere University Joint AIDS Program. Her work has been funded by the NIH, CDC, Global Fund, among others, and she has over 100 peer‐reviewed publications in public health. She has developed and sustained a number of national and international research and service collaborations. Dr. Wanyenze is very active in public health policy leadership in Uganda, has served on various technical committees of the MoH and other agencies, and boards of a number of organizations.

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).

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).

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