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).

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 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.

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.

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