Welcome to the 4th Annual Uganda Conference on Palliative Care. This conference is a partnership between Uganda Cancer Institute (UCI)…
Dr. Richard Kabanda, MPH, MBA, PhD, F.A.I.P.H
Commissioner Health Promotion, Education and Health Communication, at Ministry of Health, Uganda
Richard is a Public Health Specialist with expertise in Health Promotion and Disease Prevention. Currently, he heads the Department of Health Promotion, Education and Health Communication, at Ministry of Health, Uganda. Richard is charged with leading the Health Promotion and Disease Prevention agenda in the country through policy, strategy and Public Health interventions design and implementation.
He also Lecturers at Faculty of Health Sciences, Uganda Martyrs University and serves as an external examiner to several Universities. He has mentored and supervised over twenty (20) Master of Public Health students to completion.
Previously, Richard worked with various Districts Local Governments, Non-profit Government Organizations and the Private sector. He has authored/co-authored a number of papers in Peer Reviewed Journals on public health Issues with a focus on Disease Prevention & Control; Health Education; Public Health Risk Communication, and Community Health Systems Strengthening.
Dr. Kabanda is a Chair and member to several health policy boards (Buganda Kingdom Health & Gender Committee; Nkozi Hospital Board; Mubende Regional Referral Hospital Board; MoES Uganda Allied Health Examinations Board; and Mildmay Uganda Community Advisory Board).
He holds a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Public Health, a Master of Public Health specializing in Health Promotion; and a Master of Business Administration from Uganda Martyrs University & University of South Wales, United Kingdom respectively. Other professional qualifications trained in are; Dentistry, Health Education, and Health Management. Richard is also a Fellow of Public Health at the African Institute of Public Health; and a Member of International Society for Global Health (M – ISoGH), Edinburgh, UK.