Dr. Grace Ndeezi


Grace Ndeezi MBChB (Mak), MMED (Paed & Child Health Mak), Ph.D. (UiB-Mak)

Grace Ndeezi is a professor of Paediatrics and Child Health at Makerere University College of Health Sciences with more than 20 years of experience in research, clinical paediatrics and teaching. She is a practicing clinician at Mulago National Referral Hospital, which is a teaching hospital for Makerere University. She has authored more than 120 publications in peer-reviewed journals, supervised more than 40 Masters students and four Ph.D. students to completion.  She has been involved in multi-county trainings for child health programs such as IMCI and other Ministry of Health programs which enabled her to obtain a deeper understanding of the challenges faced by health systems in low-income countries.

She has had the opportunity to work with partners/ collaborators from high-income countries such as the University of Bergen, Montpellier, Copenhagen, Tufts University and Karolinska Institutet in Sweden. Although most of these collaborations were research and capacity-building grants they enabled her to obtain an in-depth understanding of the disparities between low and high-income countries. She has been a deputy to the editor in Chief of African Health Sciences and currently chairs the Joint Clinical Research Centre (JCRC) Research and Ethics Committee. She is a fellow of the Uganda National Academy of Sciences (UNAS) where she chairs the Finance and Administration Committee. She is a member of the Makerere University senate and sits on several committees at the College of Health Sciences.

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