Institute of Advanced Studies (IAS)


African Voices - Whose Agenda Is It?

29 January 2016, 5:00 pm–6:30 pm

Africa Voices

How African scientists struggle to contribute to innovation in the global health arena

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IAS Common Ground, Ground Floor, South Wing, Wilkins Building

The Institute of Advanced Studies is delighted to host this lecture given by Dr Peter Waiswa (Makerere University School of Public Health, College of Health Sciences, Uganda) and chaired by Dr Jolene Skordis-Worrall (UCL), part of the African Voices series, organised by the African Studies Research Centre.

African sciences and scientists are growing and increasing and there is much donor interest.  Many African scientists seem to be thriving, However, because of system weaknesses and limited local resources, there is a huge demand on the few good scientists and as such, there is variable effectiveness and efficiency in terms of outputs.

How do these scientists manage?

Dr Waiswa is a Ugandan medical doctor trained in Public Health.  He graduated with a joint PhD and later a Post-Doctoral fellowship, both from Makerere University, Uganda and Karolinska Institutet, Sweden.  Peter currently is a lecturer at Makerere University School of Public Health, College of Health Sciences, Uganda and a visiting Researcher at Karolinska Institutet, Sweden.  His research interests include health systems, implementation research and evaluation with a special focus on maternal, newborn and child health.

This lecture will be followed by a reception from 6.30-7.30 pm which all are welcome to attend.

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