Dr. Besigye Kabahena Innocent

Dr. Besigye Kabahena Innocent

Lecturer | Coordinator

He is a lecturer and family physician in the Department of Family Medicine, School of Medicine, College of Health Sciences Makerere University, Kampala-Uganda. He teaches family medicine and primary care to both undergraduate and postgraduate students and serves as the undergraduate teaching coordinator in the Department of Family Medicine.  He is a FAIMER fellow of the Southern Africa Faimer Regional Institute (SAFRI) and a NURTURE research fellow at Makerere University.

His research area is primary care research focusing on Non-Communicable Diseases, Health Systems and Health Professions Education. He has done work on identifying gaps for improvement of hypertension screening, diagnosis and management in Tororo District, understanding the roles and challenges of Family Physicians in Uganda and Family Medicine education. He is currently working on adapting the Primary Care Assessment Tool (PCAT) for Uganda and how it can be used to identify areas for improvement in primary care performance and also on integrating primary health care teams in service delivery in selected districts in Uganda.

His publications can be accessed on https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=No8AteoAAAAJ&hl=en. He is the assistant editor for the African Journal of Primary Health Care and Family Medicine (Available on https://phcfm.org/index.php/phcfm).  He serves as a member of the executive committee for the Primary Care and Family Medicine (PRIMAFAMED) Network a Sub Saharan African network of Academic Departments of Family Medicine promoting quality Family Medicine training on the African continent.

He is a member of the Besrour Centre and Co-Chair of the Scientific Committee for Global Health at the College of the Family Physicians of Canada whose main goal is to advance family medicine globally. He is an advocate for promotion of Family Medicine and Primary Care through the Association of Family Physicians of Uganda where he serves as the General Secretary.

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