mike kagawa

Dr. Mike N. Kagawa


He is a lecturer in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology (OBGYN) at Makerere University College of Health Sciences. His responsibilities include clinical care of patients, teaching undergraduates and graduate students as well as conducting research and supervision of student research work. Interests include Medical Education and Materno-fetal medicine (MFM). In the Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, he holds the portfolio of Director of Graduate Studies.

He is a National and International Jhpiego Maternal and Newborn Health (MNH) Champion and Master Trainer for Comprehensive and Basic Emergency Obstetric and Newborn Care. He is a member of the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) committee of the Uganda Medical and Dental Practitioners Council (UMDPC).

He has attended several courses for personal Continuing Professional Development (CPD) notable of which are: Training in Training Skills for Healthcare Providers by Jhpiego, Research Proposal & Grant Writing Skills by the Uganda National Council for Science & Technology (UNCST), Turning Research into Practice (TRIP) by the World Health Organisation (WHO), Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission, Life-Saving Skills for Reproductive Health Providers by Ministry of Health Uganda and USAID Finance Rules and Regulations by the Association of Private Voluntary Finance Service Organization (APVFSO – currently Humentum).


University of the Free State, PhD (Health 2015 – 2018 Medical Education /  
Bloemfontein, South Africa Professions     Health Professions  
  Education)     Education  
Southern Africa FAIMER Fellowship in 2011 – 2012 Medical Education  
Regional Institute (SAFRI) Medical        
Cape Town, South Africa Education        
Makerere University Medical MMed-OBGYN 1999 -2002 Obstetrics &  
School – Kampala – Uganda       Gynaecology  
Makerere University Medical MBChB 1990 – 1995 Medicine  
School, Kampala – Uganda          


Selected Recent Peer-Reviewed Publications

  1. Mike N. Kagawa, Sarah Kiguli, Hannes Steinberg, and Mpho P. Jama. The workplace as a learning environment, perceptions and experiences of undergraduate medical students at a contemporary medical training University in Uganda. African Journal of Health Professions Education (AHPE). Accepted for publication June, 2020
  1. Beatrice Mwilike, Gorrette Nalwadda, Mike Kagawa, Khadija Malima, Lilian Mselle and Shigeko Horiuchi. Knowledge of danger signs during pregnancy and subsequent healthcare seeking actions among women in Urban Tanzania: a cross-sectional study. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018; 18:4. DOI 10.1186/s12884-017-1628-6
  1. Milton W. Musaba, Mike N. Kagawa, Charles Kiggundu, Paul Kiondo, and Julius Wandabwa, “Cervicovaginal Bacteriology and Antibiotic Sensitivity Patterns among Women with Premature Rupture of Membranes in Mulago Hospital, Kampala, Uganda: A Cross-Sectional Study,” Infectious Diseases in Obstetrics and Gynecology, vol. 2017, Article ID 9264571, 6 pages, 2017.
  1. Peter Mudiope, Ezra Musingye, Ezra Musingye, Carolyne Onyango Makumbi, Danstan Bagenda, Jaco Homsy, Mai Nakitende, Mike Mubiru, Linda Barlow Mosha, Mike Kagawa, Zikulah Namukwaya and Mary Glenn Fowler. Greater involvement of HIV-infected peermothers in provision of reproductive health services as “family planning champions” increases referrals and uptake of family planning among HIV-infected mothers. BMC Health Services Research 2017; 17(1)
  1. Ronald Wanyama, Mike N. Kagawa, Kenneth C. Opio and Rhona K. Baingana. Effect of maternal Helicobacter Pylori infection on birth weight in an urban community in Uganda. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2016; 16:158.
  1. Aloysius Gonzaga Mubuuke, Catherine Mwesigwa, Samuel Maling, Godfrey Rukundo, Mike Kagawa, David Lagoro Kitara, Sarah Kiguli. Standardizing assessment practices of undergraduate medical competencies across medical schools: challenges, opportunities and lessons learned from a consortium of medical schools in Uganda. The Pan African Medical Journal. 2014; 19:382.

Research/Grant Support

  1. Rotary International Voluntary Training Teams (VTT) Global Grant No. GG1526442. Maternal and Child Healthcare Education and Support Project (2014 – 2016)
  1. The implementation of OSCEs in the Assessment of Postgraduates in the Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology of Makerere University College of Health Sciences. 2011; (SAFRI project)
  2. WHO Pregnancy Registry Pilot Study Project; 2010
  1. Proposal for Expansion of PMTCT services in Mbale District; Accepted & Funded by Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) 2005-2007.
  1. Proposal for Sensitisation of Community Leaders in Mbale Municipality on PMTCT; Accepted & Funded by Makerere University Dept of Pediatrics (NUFU project) 2004

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