Nelson Kaulukusi Sewankambo

Makerere University College of Health Sciences

afrehealth nominee Nelson K. Sewankambo

Nelson K. Sewankambo MBChB, MSc, M.MED, FRCP, LLD (HC) is a Professor Emeritus, a former Dean of Makerere University Medical School, Uganda and a past Principal Makerere University College of Health Sciences. He is a member of the AFREhealth Governing Council. He was Chair of the MEPI Council in 2013 which culminated into AFREhealth. During his academic career, he facilitated the establishment of many collaborations between Makerere University and institutions in both high and low or middle-income countries.

He has a wide experience as a Principal Investigator and investigator on several capacity building projects of health professionals that are externally funded including a MEPI consortium of Ugandan Universities that jointly addressed the country’s health workforce education needs; NURTURE: Research training and mentoring program for career development of junior and mid-level faculty at Makerere; Training Health Researchers into Vocational Education in East Africa (THRiVE) consortium of seven African institutions and two UK universities. He steered the development of an East African effort that led to an internationally acclaimed institutional brokerage mechanism for linking research to policy and action, “The REACH Policy Initiative” under the East African Community.

He is a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians in London; an Honorary Doctorate of Letters Johns Hopkins University, School of Public Health; a Grand Silver Medal from Karolinska Institutet, Sweden; a Doctor of Laws, Honoris Causa from McMaster University, and is Honorary Fellow of London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. He is an external affiliate of the US National Institute of Medicine, and a fellow of African Academy of Sciences.

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