Rose Chalo Nabirye

Busitema University

afrehealth nominee Rose Chalo Nabirye

Dr Rose Chalo Nabirye is a Registered Nurse/Midwife (BSN) with an Advanced Diploma in Health Services Management, a Masters of Public Health (MPH) and a PhD (Nursing). A former Head of Department of Nursing and Dean of the School of Health Sciences, Makerere College of Health Sciences, she is currently a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Nursing, Faculty of Health Sciences at Busitema University.

Before joining academia in 2003, Rose was a Clinical Nurse/Midwife in various units in Mulago National Referral and Teaching Hospital in Uganda for over 20 years. She also served as Manager in Masaka district from 2000 to 2003 under the Early Childhood Development Project (NECDP), a national programme, which exposed her to working with communities and local governments.

Throughout her career journey, she has interested herself and actively engaged in research about health services delivery and health professionals’ education. As a nurses’/midwives educator, she has supervised and mentored many undergraduate and graduate medical and nursing students to conduct research. She is an Adjunct faculty for John Hopkins University School of Nursing (JHU SON) where part of her responsibility is to supervise and mentor exchange students who come to Uganda for research or Community Based Education, Service and Research (COBERS) experience.

She has served on several Boards/Governing Councils including Mulago Health Tutors College, Mulago School of Nursing and Midwifery, Uganda Nurses and Midwives Council, , Peace Corps Uganda Project and Seed Global Advisory Committees and Mengo hospital Board Audit and Risk Management Committee. She is also a Council member of the African Forum for Research and Education in Health (AFREhealth) and a Fellow of the Uganda Academy of Sciences (UNAS). Rose was also a member of the Uganda Nursing Now Campaign National Steering Committee.

Her current efforts is promotion of Inter-Professional Education and Practice (IPE and IPP) among health professionals and building capacity of health professionals especially nurses and midwives to conduct research which would lead to improvement of nursing and midwifery services but also women and child health.

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