Winnie is a results-oriented public health and laboratory officer currently working with Baylor college of medicine, children’s foundation, Uganda under the Global health security directorate. Winnie has a Master of public Health from Makerere University, a post graduate diploma in project planning and management and a Bachelors in Biomedical laboratory Technology. She has also pursued short courses in Clinical epidemiology and Improving Global Health: Focusing on Quality and Safety from the University of California, San Francisco and Harvard Global Health Institute, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health respectively. Winnie has been part of the Erasmus student exchange program between Makerere University, Uganda and Nottingham Trent University in the United Kingdom. Over the years, she has worked with a number of institutions- Makerere University joint AIDS Program, Makerere university school of public health, Ministry of Health and Infectious diseases institute training, mentoring and building capacity of staff in work places and strengthening systems, including health facilities on HIV/TB, COVID-19, Ebola, laboratory quality & Biorisk management and disease surveillance. Through this, she has gained experience in clinical diagnosis, research, with focus on qualitative & quantitative research, scientific writing and surveillance. Her most recent research was carried out on HIV prevention using Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) among high risk adolescent boys and young men supported by faculty at Makerere university school of public and the Makerere Behavioural and social sciences program.
She is a highly motivated, self-driven person, focused team player with good communication and interpersonal skills, has a positive can-do attitude, is willing to learn with the ability to multi-task and work under minimum supervision. She is also a fast learner and can easily adopt to new environments and conditions. Winnie is seeking to advance her career in Global Health Security and her personal objectives are to improve health through timely diagnosis and research, to promote sustainable quality health care services through health systems strengthening and build capacity of health care providers- “Success without successors is not success”.
Title : Willingness to take Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) among highrisk young men aged 10-24 years in Masese fishing community, Jinja district, Uganda