Dr Diana Atwiine

Permanent Secretary Ministry of Health

Dr. Diana is the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Health, Uganda. She serves as the Uganda-UK Health Alliance Co-chair and is the Symposium Convener.


Prof. Ged Byrne

NHS Health Education England

Professor Ged is the Director of Global Engagement at Health Education England. He is responsible for the enhancement of the NHS workforce through engagement with countries overseas. He serves as the Uganda UK Health Alliance Co-Chair and is a convener for the symposium

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James Duddridge MP

Minister for Africa (FCDO)

James is the Minister for Africa at the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO). He will be a keynote speaker at the symposium

Dr. Jane Ruth Aceng

Minister for Health, Uganda

Dr. Aceng is the Minister of Health, Republic of Uganda and is responsible for planning, delivering and maintaining an efficient and effective health care delivery system for the country. She will be a key note speaker.

Dr Yonas Tegegn

World Health Organisation

Dr. Yonas is the World Health Organization (WHO) Country Representative, Uganda and will deliver remarks ON Covid-19 and its impact on health .

Lord Nigel Crisp

UK Parliament

Lord Nigel Co-chairs the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Global Health and Nursing Now. He was previously Chief Executive of the English NHS and Permanent Secretary of the UK Department of Health.
He will be chairing the panel on Covid-19 and Universal Health coverage

Prof Freddie Ssengoba

Dr. Freddie Ssengoba

Makerere University School of Public Health

Prof. Freddie is an Associate Professor of Health Economics and Health Systems Management. He is the Director of SPEED Project, a program of applied policy analyses supporting Universal Health Coverage in Uganda. He will be a panelist on Covid-19 and Universal Health Coverage.

Prof Neil Squires

Director of Global Public Health England

Prof. Neil is the Director of Global Public Health for Public Heath England and is in charge of delivering Public Health England's Global Health Strategy,
He is a panelist on Covid-19 Universal Health Coverage

Dr Branwen J Hennig

Wellcome Trust

Branwen is a senior member of the Population Health Team with scientific oversight over large initiatives including the NIHR-Wellcome Global Health Research Partnership and the KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Research Programme in Kenya. She is a panelist on Research and Innovation

Prof David Lalloo

Prof David Lalloo

Director, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine

Prof. David is an academic clinician and Professor of Tropical Medicine, Dean of Clinical Sciences and International Public Health at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine. He is a panelist at the Covid-19 & Universal Health Coverage

Dr. Navina Evans

NHS, Health Education England

Dr. Navina is Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of NHS Health Education England, a DHSC body that is incharge of workforce development and planning for England.


Prof. Francis Omaswa


Francis is the Executive Director of the African Center for Global Health and Social Transformation (ACHEST) Uganda and Former Special Adviser to the Director General of the World Health Organization

Ben Simms


Ben is the CEO of the Tropical Health and Education Trust (THET), an organization that is pioneering a health partnership approach to the training of health workers across Africa and Asia. He also currently serves on the Advisory Board of the Uganda-UK Health Alliance

Prof Lisa Baylis Prat

Prof Lisa Bayliss Prat

Nursing Now/Coventry University

Prof. Lisa is the acting Pro Vice Chancellor, Coventry University and Programme Director for the Nursing Now Campaign. She was a former Chief Nurse at Health Education England. She will be joining the panel on Workforce

Patrick Okello MOH

Okello Patrick

Ministry of Health

Patrick is the head of Human Resource Management in the Ministry of Health in addition he offers technical guidance to all Local Governments on matters pertaining to human resource management.

Prof Nelson Sewankambo

Prof Nelson Sewankambo

Makerere University College of Health Sciences

He is a former Principal, Makerere University College of Health Sciences. He has led several programmes on building research capacity and has participated in several key global health initiatives, including, the WHO Taskforce on Health Systems Research. He will be chairing the panel on Research and Innovation.

Dr Andrew Kambugu

Dr Andrew Kambugu

Infectious Disease Institute

Dr. Andrew is the Sande - McKinell Executive Director Infectious Disease Institute (IDI) at the Makerere University College of Health Sciences (MakCHS). He will be a panelist on Research and Innovation


Prof Pontiano Kaleebu

MRC/UVRI and LSHTM Uganda Research Unit

Prof Pontiano is the Director of the Uganda Virus Research Institute (UVRI) and Director of MRC/UVRI and LSHTM Uganda Research Unit. He is also professor of immunovirology at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. He will be a panelist on Research and Innovation.

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Dr. Rosalind Parkes Ratanshi

Cambridge University

Rosalind is a Global Health specialist who combines research with clinical work and health system projects to research innovations to sustain health services for infectious diseases in Africa. She will be a panelist on Research and Innovation.