Peter Waiswa is a medical doctor and a graduate of the special joint PhD programme between Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden, and Makerere University in Uganda. He is currently a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Division of Global Health, Public Health Department at Karolinska Institute as well as a lecturer at the Department of Health Policy Planning and Management of Makerere University School of Public Health in Uganda. He is also a Visiting Senior Lecturer at Uganda Christian University Mukono for the Master of Public Health Leadership programme. Dr Waiswa has worked as a district medical officer for eight years under the Ministry of Health in Uganda and has personally experienced the effects of both introduction and removal of user fees for health services in Uganda. He has extensive experience in health systems and health service management, and is also actively involved in community work in Uganda. His research and programme interests in low- and middle-income countries include health systems research including policy analysis, implementation and operations research, and how well these are linked to programming. He currently leads a couple of implementation research studies focusing on maternal, newborn and child health in Uganda.
1 May 2012