PART Alumni

Patricia Alupo

Patricia is a medical doctor and holds a Masters of Medicine Degree in Internal Medicine from the Makerere University College of Health Sciences. She is currently pursuing a PART pre-PhD research fellowship and conducting research on pulmonary complications and outcomes in persons living with HIV who are inpatients with cryptococcal meningitis.

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Irene Ayakaka

Dr. Ayakaka trained as a medical doctor in Makerere University in Kampala; has a master’s degree in international health (MIPH) from the University of Sydney in NSW, Australia and a master’s degree in research from Lancaster University in the UK. Currently, she is a research associate with the Makerere Lung Institute and a PhD fellow through the International Multidisciplinary Applied health research Programme for Lung health and Tuberculosis in Africa, (IMPALA), at Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine; with current research interests in patient centered care including patient centered communication for improved tuberculosis and non-communicable lung disease management for those living with and without HIV. 

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Collins Atuheire

Collins is a Biostatistician and serves as an external facilitator for Biostatistics at Makerere University. He previously completed a Masters Degree in Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics at Makerere University in January 2016. Collin’s recent research focuses on the effect of sputum quality on the yield of Xpert testing among persons living with HIV who are possible TB patients

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Charles Batte

​Charles Batte is a Medical Doctor and with the support of the PART Program, he successfully completed and was awarded Master of Public Health by the University of Liverpool in December 2018. Charles' research is focused on evaluating the cost-effectiveness of the Single-saMPLE (SIMPLE) strategy for tuberculosis diagnosis and linkage to care among patients presenting with chronic cough compared to standard of care in Uganda among those living with and without HIV.

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Patrick Byanyima

​Patrick is a laboratory supervisor at the Infectious Diseases Research Collaboration (IDRC). He holds a diploma in medical laboratory technology and a degree in Information Systems. He recently received a Masters degree in public health informatics. His research focuses on evaluating saliva as a diagnostic alternative for GeneXpert testing among those living with and without HIV

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Joseph Ggita

Joseph Ggita holds a bachelor’s degree in population sciences from Makerere University and is now pursuing a Masters in Demography at the same institution. Joseph research focuses on Household contacts’ Experience with text messaging of tuberculosis results in Kampala, Uganda.

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Priscilla Haguma

Priscilla holds a Bachelors of Medicine and Bachelors of Surgery Degree from Mbarara University of Science and Technology. She is currently pursuing a Masters Degree in Epidemiology at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Priscilla’s research focuses on patient preferences for TB diagnostic testing strategies and differences between persons living with and without HIV attending health facilities

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Olive Kabajaasi

Olive holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Kyambogo University and is currently pursuing a Master of Arts in Sociology Degree at Makerere University. She is working on a research project to investigate the quality of tuberculosis (TB) services among persons living with and without HIV. Specifically, she plans to explore the lived experiences and perceptions of health workers, TB patients and their caretakers on the quality of TB care services provided at the district hospitals.

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Sylvia Kaswabuli

Sylvia holds a Bachelors Degree of Science in Biomedical Laboratory Technology from Kyambogo University and has recently completed a Masters of Science in Molecular Biology Degree at Makerere University. She is now a fellow at the Makerere Lung Institute where her research focuses on novel processing and nucleic acid amplification techniques for diagnosis of TB in persons living with HIV

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Bruce James Kirenga

Bruce is a medical doctor and Lecturer of Medicine (Pulmonary) at the Makerere University College of Health Sciences and Mulago National referral Hospital. Dr. Bruce is pursuing a PhD focusing on the prevalence and burden of asthma in a high HIV prevalence setting.

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Peter Kitonsa

Peter is a medical doctor and study coordinator with U-TIRC. His career interests are to develop epidemiological and leadership skills in research with specific interests in pediatric health. He is currently working on research evaluating potential epidemiologic impact of targeted tuberculosis case finding among those with and without HIV and preventive therapy interventions alone and in combination.

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Alex Kityamuwesi

Alex Kityamuwesi  holds a Bachelor's in medicine from Makerere University and with support from the PART program he completed a  Masters in Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics in January 2018. He conducted research on gender differences in cost and social protection for patients seeking tuberculosis diagnostic evaluation in Uganda in those living with and without HIV.

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Samuel Kizito

Samuel is a medical doctor working with the Pediatric TB PEER Health Project at Makerere University College of Health Sciences. He has previously been supported by the PART Program to pursue a masters degree in Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics at Makerere University, which he completed in January 2016. Samuel’s recent research has focused on pediatric TB evaluation, including the role of HIV testing.

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Josephine Mbabazi

Josephine holds a Bachelors Degree in Social Work & Social Administration from Uganda Christian University and is currently pursuing a Masters Degree in Sociology at Makerere University. Josephine’s research focuses comparison of Patient Satisfaction with TB care among patients living with and without HIV attending Health Centre IV's by Gene Xpert access, Mukono District

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Emmanuel Musisi

​Emmanuel is a Principal Laboratory Technician at Makerere University, College of Natural Sciences and holds an MSc. in Biochemistry from Makerere University. He is an awardee of the PanACEAII Ph.D. studentship to be registered at the University of St. Andrews, UK. Here, he will investigate the diagnostic accuracy of the Molecular Bacterial Load Assay, its utility in monitoring response to anti-tuberculosis therapy and in predicting TB relapses in Uganda in those living with and without HIV

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Savio Mwaka

Savio holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Quantitative Economics from Makerere University and is now pursuing a Master’s Degree in Quantitative Economics in the same institution. Savio's research is on improving quality of care for the hospitalized severely ill through adherence to clinical guidelines, including for HIV testing, in improving management outcomes

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Joanita Nalunjogi

Joanita is medical doctor. She holds a Bachelors of Medicine and Bachelors of Surgery Degree (MBChB) from Makerere University. She is currently pursuing a Master’s Degree in Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics. Joanitah is currently working on a research project to evaluate the performance characteristics of the combination of chest X-ray and intensified case finding form in tuberculosis screening among HIV positive patients and associated factors.

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Annet Nalutaya

Annet holds a Bachelors Degree in Computer Science from Makerere University and is currently pursuing a Masters of Science in Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics Degree at Makerere University College of Health Sciences. Annet’s research uses social network analysis to enhance TB case finding strategies among HIV-infected patients in urban communities

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Stella Namatovu

Stella holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Sciences from Makerere University. She is currently pursuing a Master’s Degree in Health Services Research at Makerere University School of Public Health. Her research focuses on interim treatment outcomes among clinic-based ambulatory care multi drug resistant tuberculosis patients who are living with and without HIV

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Christopher Ojok

Christopher Ojok holds Bachelor Degree in Human Medicine & Surgery from Kampala International University and pursued a Master’s Degree in Public Health at Makerere University College of Health Sciences. Christopher’s research focuses on mortality outcomes among lost to follow up patients in Uganda.

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Christine Shema

Christine holds a Bachelors of Medicine and Bachelors of Surgery Degree (MBChB) from Makerere University. She is currently pursuing a Masters of Medicine in Pediatrics and Child Health at Makerere University. Christine is working on a research project to find out the prevalence of pneumonia in HIV exposed uninfected children, in comparison with HIV unexposed children.

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Ronald Ssenyonga

Ronald holds a Bachelors degree in Statistics from Makerere University and has completed a Masters of science in Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics awaiting graduation from Makerere University. Ronald’s research focused on the impact of antiretroviral therapy in reducing TB incidence among HIV-infected adults. He found that the ART may be a powerful strategy for reducing TB in this population.

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Esther Uwimaana

Esther Uwimaana is a Cytotechnologist and pursued a Master of Science in Immunology and Clinical Microbiology at Makerere University with interest in HIV/AIDS research focusing on TB diagnostics. She is currently conducting a research on heme oxygenase 1 and neopterin plasma levels and their role in distinguishing active tuberculosis from latent tuberculosis infection among HIV/TB co-infected patients

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Misaki Wayengera

Misaki is a Medical Doctor and Lecturer at the Makerere College of Health Sciences. He holds a postgraduate (MSc) Degree in Immunology and Clinical Microbiology. He is a practicing Clinical Geneticist and Fellew of the African Society for Human Genetics (ASHG.) He completed a PhD in Pathogen Genomics at Makerere University College of Health Sciences in 2018. His research focuses on developing novel biomarkers of M. tuberculosis growth and proliferation for TB diagnosis and treatment monitoring in HIV-infected and HIV-uninfected populations.

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Josephine Zawedde

Josephine Zawedde holds Bachelor of Science degree from Makerere University and pursued a Masters of Public Health at the same institution. Josephine is conducting research on prevalence of spirometry abnormalities in post TB patients and factors associated with the abnormalities in patients living with and without HIV.

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