Prof William Bazeyo
William Bazeyo is a Ugandan physician, academician and Occupational Health specialist. He is currently a professor of occupational medicine at Makerere University where he is also the Acting Deputy Vice Chancellor Finance and Administration.
In 1979, He joined Makerere University Medical School where he obtained the degree of Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBChB). He went on to obtain the Master of Medicine (M Med [OM]) degree specializing in Occupational Health from the National University of Singapore (NUS) in 1992. He later obtained the Doctor of Public Health (PhD) degree from Atlantic International University in 2014. He also obtained a certificate in Authentic Leadership Development (ALD) from Harvard Business School in August 2015.
Dr. William Bazeyo has been a researcher, academician and lecturer at Makerere University since 1992 where he currently serves as the Acting Deputy Vice Chancellor Finance and Administration. He is a Principal Investigator for several projects funded by Development partners including USAID, CDC, Bill Gates and many more. The Projects focus on different areas namely, ResilientAfrica Network (RAN), a USAID Higher Education Solutions Network (HESN) Lab which is a consortium of 20 African Universities led by Makerere University School of Public Health in partnership with Stanford University, Tulane University and Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) whose main focus is the creation of Resilient Communities using innovations created by students and faculties (multi-disciplinary) with community participation. The 20 universities are in 16 African countries and funded by USAID, Centre for Tobacco Control in Africa which focuses on supporting governments enact and implement Tobacco control measures that reduce use and indeed the youth are more prone, One Health Work force OHW through One Health East and Central Africa [OHCEA] formed as a result of his Leadership as the PI on the One Health Project bringing together 24 Schools of Public Health and Schools of Veterinary in 8 regional countries to agree to do projects, teaching to create a cadre of graduates with skills and competencies to address One Health breaking the different silos of Veterinary medicine and Public health. OHCEA is now being funded by USAID. The Monitoring and Evaluation Technical Support (METS) program funded by Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the collaboration is between Makerere University School of Public Health (MakSPH) and the University of California San Francisco (UCSF). METS has four Cooperative Agreements to: (1) Strengthen monitoring and evaluation (M&E) of the HIV program including service quality improvement, (2) Enhance district led HIV programming (DLP); (3) conduct population case-based surveillance, and (4) Strengthen the Ministry of Health (MOH)-owned national Health Management Information System (HMIS), to generate timely, valid, consistent and complete data.
He has published extensively in medical journals and other peer publications.
HEALTH ALLIANCE formation, this was formed as a result of his Leadership as the PI Leadership Initiative for Public Health in East Africa where he was able to bring together Schools of Public Health in six countries namely Jimma University Ethiopia, Moi University and Nairobi University Kenya, Muhimbili University of Allied Health Science, Tanzania, University of Kinshasa DRC, National University of Rwanda, Rwanda and Makerere University, Uganda. This very first meeting and lobbying ended up in a creation of an ALLIANCE - Higher Education Alliance for Training for Health (HEALTH) which is now fully registered and is a legal body that has and addresses the needs of all the Alliance schools including curriculum sharing and development, Staff exchange and Research collaboration. It was the first time Schools were brought together and all agreed without being influenced by the mother University Policies and regulation for the good of training for Public Health and service delivery through appropriate Public Health programs.
Mrs Zaina Kobuyonjo
Senior Regional Admin
Zainab Kobuyonjo is Senior Regional Administrator at One Health Central and Eastern Africa, (OHCEA) Regional Secretariat in Kampala, Uganda. She is an experienced administrator with over nine years in the field. She has extensive experience with all administrative tasks, including arranging travels, organizing workshops and meetings, scheduling and correspondence.
In 2006, Zainab joined Kyambogo University where she obtained the Bachelor’s Degree of Arts Majoring Economics and later in 2010 joined Uganda Management Institute where she obtained a post graduate diploma in Project Planning and Management and Masters in Management Studies and did her research on “Motivation and Performance of Administrative Staff”. She also obtained a certificate in Human Resources from South Africa in 2015.
In 2009, Zainab Joined Makerere University School of Public Health as the Administrative Assistant in the Office of the Dean and later served as an administrator on various projects (Africa Hub Project, Teaching vaccine Economics everywhere Project and Health systems Project) all hosted by Makerere University School of Public health.
Ms Milly Natimba
Ms. Milly Nattimba is a Communications and research uptake specialist. She is currently Head, Communications at the One Health Central and Eastern Africa (OHCEA) Regional Secretariate, where her overall function is to coordinate OHCEA’s communications function within the regional network. Before joining OHCEA, Milly was working with the College of Health Sciences at Makerere University and the School of Public Health before that. Milly has worked for government, private and community media organisations, and a regional capacity building partnership program for civil society in Participatory Forest Management as Information Officer. Milly has worked in media and communications production for close to twenty years, as news producer and a communications manager. She has also mentored young professionals in journalism and communications. In these roles, Milly has been responsible for strategy and framework development and implementation, documentary production, moderating communities of practice, building partner and media relations, building capacity of researchers for research uptake, documentation of success stories, news compilation and community mobilisation. She has built skills in designing training materials for journalists, health communicators and health workers. She has also participated in research projects both as Principal Investigator and Co- Investigator. She is a trainer in Communications Skills, Media Relations, research uptake and policy influencing.
Milly has supported several research teams at the Makerere University College of Health Sciences, including the Strengthening Communication for Medical Male Circumcision, where she provided communications capacity building to district health teams; ENGAGE (Eliminating National Gaps-Advancing Global Equity) project, where she worked as project coordinator as well as communications manager, the ReBUILD (a DFID-funded multi-country research consortium), providing communication and research uptake technical support; the MESAU consortium (a multi-institution health profession training strengthening NIH/PEPFAR-funded consortium; THRiVE ( a regional Wellcome Trust-funded health research capacity building consortium and the Africa Routine Immunisation System Essentials, a BMGF-funded learning grant.
Most recently she has been engaged in research uptake for the Priorities for Local AIDS Control Efforts (PLACE) for which she provided research uptake and stakeholder engagement support. PLACE was implemented in Uganda February 2013-July 2014 by Makerere University School of Public Health. She is also working with a dynamic, highly-motivated multi-country team as Communications Advisor (30%) on the Supporting Policy Engagement for Evidence-based Decisions (SPEED) project; a five-year EU-funded initiative. Milly is part of a team implementing a cross-border USAID-funded HIV research project assessing access to services for communities living at border sites in East Africa.
Milly has received training and is experienced in reputation management. She is experienced in directing and coordinating the production of video and other documentaries and still photography. She has training and experience in using social media and manages several platforms for the various units and projects she supports.
She is the content developer and coordinator of a policy influencing and advocacy training that is run once a year under the ReBUILD Research consortium.
Milly obtained her MA in Communications Studies from the University of Leeds, England. She holds a Bachelors Degree in Social Sciences of Makerere University and a Diploma in Journalism of Uganda Management Institute, Kampala. She obtained a Diploma in Public Relations from the London School of Public Relations, England. She is an alumnus of the Makerere University School of Public Health-US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention HIV/AIDS Fellowship Program, where she worked with a team of scientists and communications experts to close the gap between research, policy and the public.
Milly has just successfully concluded an assignment (Designing a Dissemination Strategy for the National Survey on Violence against Children) for the Uganda Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development. This strategy is now guiding all survey dissemination activities by the partners.
As Communications Advisor, she has directed the production of several video documentaries and clips for the Supporting Policy Engagement for Evidence-based Decisions (SPEED) for Universal Health Coverage.
Milly has also supported several initiatives at the College of Health Sciences to document their activities, progress and milestones using various formats. These include the SMART2D consortium Type2 Diabetes research), the PERFORM health workforce research consortium, the ReBUILD research consortium, among others.
While at the School of Public Health, she worked as part of the team that designed a guiding booklet for health workers and health communicators for safe male circumcision as well as a guiding flip chart for counselors on the same subject.
Milly also successfully coordinated a policy advocacy project on improved maternal health outcomes for Uganda; one of whose components was to design training materials and train health reporters from the different regions of the country on abortion and post-abortion care issues of national importance.
She also worked with a social sciences team on an assignment for the Uganda Red Cross Society; a documentation of good practices in HIV programming and social support on which she worked as the communications consultant. Before that she successfully finalized a consultancy (coordinating production of video documentary highlighting 10 years of work) for the Makerere University School of Public Health/CDC HIV/AIDS Fellowship Programme. Ms. Nattimba also completed an assignment for Panos Eastern Africa to design a Media guide on Reporting Tuberculosis Research and related issues in Uganda. Previously she successfully completed an assignment to document and summarise good practices in community work to eliminate child labour in tobacco growing in Uganda; an assignment she did for Budongo Forests Community Development Organisation (BUCODO).
Mrs. Agnes Yawe Nalugooti Kahundha
Social Sector Development Specialist
Mrs. Agnes Yawe Nalugooti Kahundha is a social sector development specialist, with a masters degree in Social Sector Planning and Management of Makerere University, and a diploma in NGO management from Galilee College, Israel.
Agnes is currently head, Grants and Resource Mobilization at One Health Central and Eastern Africa (OHCEA), responsible for resource mobilization and partnership engagements for the regional network of 24 public health and veterinary medicine schools of Universities in Africa championing one health approach in higher education systems.
Agnes has over seventeen years of development work: managing regional multi-sectoral partnership engagements and policy work in Agriculture and rural development; public health and trade sectors. Over the years, Agnes has been engaged with policy advocacy work at the global level on environment and climate change policies; has years of continental level engagement with the African Union Commission and regional economic blocks in Eastern and Southern Africa including East African Community (EAC); the Common Markets for East and Southern Africa (COMESA) advocating for favourable agriculture, environment and trade policies.
Agnes has interests in multi-sectoral and multi-disciplinary approaches that deliver to improved health policies and health service delivery.
Irene Murungi Ssebuwufu
Irene Ssebuwufu is a Regional Administrator with the One Health Central & Eastern Africa (OHCEA) Secretariate, where she has devoted 100 percent of her practice in Administration for the last two years. She has extensive experience in handling various enterprise functions and assisting with project management tasks. Her recent activities include providing general administrative and secretarial support to project staff and to project consultants. She holds a M.A. Management Science, PGD Project Planning and Management and B.A Community Psychology.
Head Training and Research
Winnie Bikaako is a Social Scientist whose career has been shaped by undertaking employment and research opportunities, which allow for blending research with program development and management. As such, she has worked with organisations that promote program improvement through training, research and program evaluations. These include the Centres for Disease Control (CDC) Uganda, African Medical Research Foundation (AMREF), Agency for Cooperation and Development (ACORD), The AIDS Support Organisation (TASO) and the Centre for Basic Research (CBR). Her major interests revolve around development of effective behavioral interventions, program development and management initiatives that contribute towards improved health and social transformation. Her research publications are largely qualitative and cover behavioural issues on HIV/AIDS, socio-cultural and political constructs and their effect on health, human livelihoods and development. She currently heads the Training and Research Department of OHCEA at the Regional Secretariat.
Regional Manager Finance & Administration
Ms. Sarah Nannyanzi is a Fellow Chartered Certified Accountant – UK, and a Certified Public Accountant of Uganda. She graduated with a Master of Science degree in Accounting and Finance from Makerere University and a Bachelors of Commerce degree from the same University. She has over 8 years’ experience working on USAID-funded projects. She will be responsible for the broad administrative support functions to ensure proper operations management, human resource management and financial management support which includes budget implementation, financial planning and accountability as well as program coordination.