Prof William Bazeyo
William Bazeyo is a Professor of Occupational Medicine at Makerere University College of Health Sciences, School of Public Health and is currently the Dean of the School. He received an MBCHB from Makerere University and M.Med in Occupational Health from University of Singapore, Singapore. 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.
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).