Monday, May 6th, 2019
Dr. Freddie Ssengooba is Associate Professor in Health Economics and Health Systems Management with over 20 years of teaching and research in health policy and systems. He is the Director of the SPEED Project at Makerere University School of Public Health. Dr. Ssengooba has background training as a medical doctor and has worked in a clinical setting, as a hospital director and as a District Health Officer in Uganda’s health system. He has a doctorate covering the intersection of public health policy and institutional economics from the University of London.
In the last 17 years Dr. Ssengooba’s teaching and research scholarship has focused health policies, program design and implementation and health system developments. Dr. Ssengooba has led a multi-disciplinary team undertaking Health Systems Assessment for Uganda, National Maternal Health Review and consultative study to operationalize national plans such as safe male circumcision for HIV prevention, reproductive health and health workforce and financing reforms.
Dr. Ssengooba is well embedded in the national and regional health and development discourses, think-tank taskforces and as advisory boards for health agencies like National Planning Authority, WHO-Afro, Wellcome Trust, KEMRI and Health Systems Global. He is well versed with quantitative and qualitative research methods drawing on multiple lenses and disciplines such as human medicine, public health, health economics, political economy and systems thinking.
As a director of SPEED Project - a program of applied policy analyses to support universal coverage in Uganda, Dr Ssengooba leads a partnership of agencies to respond to policy problems and demand for advise from government of Uganda. From these enterprises, Dr. Ssengooba has published books, journal articles, working papers and Op Eds. He has supervised to completion nine doctoral fellows and over 30 masters student in his field of expertise.
He has provided technical and consultancy services to WHO, DFID, USAID, World Bank, Ministries of Health, Uganda AIDS Commission and Multi-lateral and Bilateral Agencies and Foundations.