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Researcher Officer

Dorcus Kiwanuka Henriksson

Research coordinator

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About me

I am a medical doctor and public health specialist by training and have worked within the field of HIV/AIDS in Sub-Saharan Africa, management of district health systems and within the broader health sector at the central level. I have also worked with Non-Governmental organizations, bilateral and multilateral organizations in Uganda, Tanzania and Zambia. I now work as a Research Officer affiliated to the Health Systems and Policy Group. I am also a Doctoral candidate at Uppsala University.  I am the Co-chair for the Emerging Voices for Global Health Network, (EV4GH) which is a network of young researchers and policy makers mainly from the global south that strives to enable their representation and raise their voices at a global level within health systems. EV4GH is a technical working group of Health Systems Global (HSG). 

Research description

My research is in Health Systems and policy, and having worked as a District Health Officer, my research currently focuses on how to improve health systems by focusing on the District Helath System (DHS), district managers and finding ways to meaningfully engage and empower the community.









PhD candidate at Uppsala University, Sweden

Master of Public Health from the School of Public Health, Makerere University, Uganda (2010)

Bachelors of Science in Human Medicine and Surgery, (MBChB), from Mbarara University of Science and Technology, Uganda (2001)

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