Prof William Bazeyo

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About this Team Member

William Bazeyo is a Ugandan physician, academician and Occupational Health specialist. He is currently a professor of occupational medicine at Makerere University where he is also the Acting Deputy Vice Chancellor Finance and Administration.In 1979, He joined Makerere University Medical School where he obtained the degree of Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBChB). He went on to obtain the Master of Medicine (M Med [OM]) degree specializing in Occupational Health from the National University of Singapore (NUS) in 1992. He later obtained the Doctor of Public Health (PhD) degree from Atlantic International University in 2014. He also obtained a certificate in Authentic Leadership Development (ALD) from Harvard Business School in August 2015.Dr. William Bazeyo has been a researcher, academician and lecturer at Makerere University since 1992 where he currently serves as the Acting Deputy Vice Chancellor Finance and Administration. He is a Principal Investigator for several projects funded by Development partners including USAID, CDC, Bill Gates and many more. The Projects focus on different areas namely, ResilientAfrica Network (RAN), a USAID Higher Education Solutions Network (HESN) Lab which is a consortium of 20 African Universities led by Makerere University School of Public Health in partnership with Stanford University, Tulane University and Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) whose main focus is the creation of Resilient Communities using innovations created by students and faculties (multi-disciplinary) with community participation. The 20 universities are in 16 African countries and funded by USAID, Centre for Tobacco Control in Africa which focuses on supporting governments enact and implement Tobacco control measures that reduce use and indeed the youth are more prone, One Health Work force OHW through One Health East and Central Africa [OHCEA] formed as a result of his Leadership as the PI on the One Health Project bringing together 24 Schools of Public Health and Schools of Veterinary in 8 regional countries to agree to do projects, teaching to create a cadre of graduates with skills and competencies to address One Health breaking the different silos of Veterinary medicine and Public health. OHCEA is now being funded by USAID. The Monitoring and Evaluation Technical Support (METS) program funded by Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the collaboration is between Makerere University School of Public Health (MakSPH) and the University of California San Francisco (UCSF). METS has four Cooperative Agreements to: (1) Strengthen monitoring and evaluation (M&E) of the HIV program including service quality improvement, (2) Enhance district led HIV programming (DLP); (3) conduct population case-based surveillance, and (4) Strengthen the Ministry of Health (MOH)-owned national Health Management Information System (HMIS), to generate timely, valid, consistent and complete data.He has published extensively in medical journals and other peer publications.INNOVATION HEALTH ALLIANCE formation, this was formed as a result of his Leadership as the PI Leadership Initiative for Public Health in East Africa where he was able to bring together Schools of Public Health in six countries namely Jimma University Ethiopia, Moi University and Nairobi University Kenya, Muhimbili University of Allied Health Science, Tanzania, University of Kinshasa DRC, National University of Rwanda, Rwanda and Makerere University, Uganda. This very first meeting and lobbying ended up in a creation of an ALLIANCE - Higher Education Alliance for Training for Health (HEALTH) which is now fully registered and is a legal body that has and addresses the needs of all the Alliance schools including curriculum sharing and development, Staff exchange and Research collaboration. It was the first time Schools were brought together and all agreed without being influenced by the mother University Policies and regulation for the good of training for Public Health and service delivery through appropriate Public Health programs.