Rhoda Wanyenze

Professor and Dean
Makerere University School of Public Health (MakSPH)

Rhoda Wanyenze, MBChB, MPH, PhD, is a Professor and Dean at Makerere University School of Public Health (MakSPH). Rhoda has vast experience in infectious diseases research, program management, and capacity building, especially in HIV, TB, and diseases of epidemic and pandemic potential as well as sexual and reproductive health and health systems. Rhoda has been engaged in public health programming for 28 years, at various levels (clinical, program management, research, and policy development), has led large-scale service and research projects with multiple partnerships. She has served on various technical committees of the Ministry of Health and other agencies in Uganda and has served on Boards of several organizations in Uganda and globally. Within the African region, she has provided leadership for several regional networks including a recently concluded study to assess the Covid-19 response in 5 countries, currently leads the network to enhance analytical capacity and data use in Eastern and Southern Africa, and is Co-lead of the Center of Excellence for Sustainable Health (CESH), a collaboration between Karolinska Institute and Makerere University. Rhoda has been involved in various activities in relation to decolonization including recently concluded stakeholder interviews and a thought piece on Decolonization, Localization, and Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility, implemented as part of the Research for Scalable Solutions (R4S) project with FHI 360.


Decolonizing Global Health

13.30 - 14.30 (BKK)