Suzanne Kiwanuka

Suzanne Kiwanuka, Head, Health Policy Planning and Management Department, Makerere University School of Public Health

Suzanne Kiwanuka

Head, Health Policy Planning and Management Department, Makerere University School of Public Health

Suzanne Kiwanuka is a health systems expert, senior lecturer and head of department Health Policy Planning and Management at Makerere University School of Public Health (Kampala, Uganda). She has vast experience in evidence-based policy making through strengthening of implementation research and production of appropriate evidence products including policy briefs, newspaper articles and position papers. She has led teams under the Knowledge Translation Network for Africa (KTNET Africa) to build capacity for and strengthen knowledge translation for researchers and their stakeholders across 10 African countries. She has been co-team leader under the Supporting Policy Engagement for Evidence Based Decisions for Universal Health Coverage in Uganda (SPEED). Prior to that she worked together with the Cochrane Centre (Effective Practices and Organization of Care Group, Oslo, Norway) and the Evidence for Policy and Practice Information and Coordinating Centre (EPPI- Centre, a part of the Social Science Research Unit at the Institute of Education, London) involved in synthesizing policy relevant evidence for strengthening human resources for health particularly in Low and Middle Income Countries with a focus on identifying evidence around how to effectively address health worker challenges in Low and Middle Income Countries. She has co-led a team on a project aimed at saving lives of mothers and newborns through community empowerment and health systems strengthening in three districts in Uganda. She is currently leading research assessing the effect of high impact communication strategies on blood donation awareness another assessing the COVID response across 4 countries in Africa and one assessing the utility of DHIS2 for supporting data collection and use in Uganda.

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