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17:00 - 18:30 29 January 2016

Whose agenda is it? How African scientists struggle to contribute to innovation in the Global Health


Institute of Advanced Studies | Wilkins Building (link Map)
Gower St | London | WC1E 6BT | United Kingdom

Open to: Academic | Alumni | Public | Student
Admission: Free
Ticketing: Pre-booking essential

African sciences and scientists are growing and increasing and there is also much donor interest and many African scientists seem to be thriving. However, because of system weaknesses, limited local resources and a huge demand on the few good scientists there is variable effectiveness and efficiency in terms of outputs. How do these scientists manage?

Speaker: Dr Peter Waiswa Dr Waiswa is a Ugandan medical doctor trained in Public Health. He graduated with a joint PhD and later a Post-Doctoral fellowship; both from Makerere University, Uganda and Karolinska Institutet, Sweden. Peter currently is a lecturer at Makerere University School of Public Health, College of Health Sciences, Uganda and a visiting Researcher at Karolinska Institutet, Sweden. His research interests include Health Systems, implementation research, and evaluation with a special focus on maternal, newborn and child health. Chair: Dr Jolene Skordis-Worrall

Supported by UCL Grand Challenges


Kasia Diez
+44 (0)20 7679 8585 | k.diez@ucl.ac.uk