Denis Akankunda Bwesigye

Denis_Bwesigye-PhD_2018, RMNCH professional

Denis Akankunda Bwesigye, MA, DrPH is a Health Research & Program Evaluation Scientist. He has a Post-Doctoral Fellow from Makerere University School of Public Health. His research centers on generating evidence to inform the development of interventions for safe delivery and child survival. Especially among expecting women in the Sub-Saharan Africa region.

He is an expert in research and program evaluations related to:

  • Reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health (RMNCH)
  • Nutrition
  • Environmental health
  • Behavioral change and communication
  • Malaria control
  • Child immunization

Experience of Denis Akankunda Bwesigye

Dr Bwesigye served at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health – New York as a Deputy Director for health systems strengthening and an emergency care program in Ghana and Rwanda. He earned his DrPH in Health Policy Management from the State University of New York at Albany.

He has offered consultancy services to the World Bank – Uganda. There he conducted an evaluation exercise on Uganda’s HIV/AIDS health information systems. Previously, he managed two Centers for Disease Control projects in Nigeria and South Africa. These projects offered voluntary counseling and testing of HIV and other RMNCH. Also offered maternal and newborn health services.


He has authored and co-authored a number of research publications.  Denis also wrote a book on the evaluation of health systems and data analytics. Denis has written news articles on a variety of health topics with a goal of impacting health policy. He promotes leadership and communication through training workshops and conferences. The next conference is listed below.

Countries: South Africa, Nigeria, and Uganda

Languages:  Fluent in English, Luganda, Runyankore and intermediate proficiency in Kiswahili and Kinyarwanda

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