Background

Florence did her first degree in Public health at International Health Sciences University in Uganda after which she joined the research department as a research officer in 2011. She is currently undertaking her Masters in Epidemiology and Applied Biostatistics from Kilimanjaro Christian Medical University College in Tanzania. At IHSU, she is a research officer in the research department and is working on 2 research projects including the analysis of data from the CLEAR Toolkit pilot study, a study that is aimed at helping health workers address the social determinants of health as well as the confidential enquiry study; a study that assessed the avoidable causes of maternal and child deaths. She has participated in several research projects on maternal and child health, health of slum inhabitants, circumcision and HIV, religious leaders and community health workers, among others. She also helped to set up the Institutional Review Board at IHSU when she worked as an administrator in this office for two years. .

Research Interests

She is interested in research relating to maternal and child health and more importantly the use of morbidity and mortality data to inform policy decision making in the delivery of healthcare services.

Publications

Books

  • Wooding N, Nagaddya T, and Nakaggwa F. Primary Healthcare in East Africa: For how long shall countries run after diseases? (ISBN: 978-9970-25-148-3), 2012.

Journal Articles

  • Galukande M, Duffy K, Bitega JP, Rakara S, Bbaale Sekavuga D, Nakaggwa F, Nagaddya T, Wooding N, Dea M, Coutinho A. Adverse events profile of PrePex a non surgical device for adult male circumcision in a Ugandan urban setting. PLOS 1
  • Galukande M, Sekavuga DB, Duffy K, Wooding N, Rackara S, Nakaggwa F, Nagaddya T, Elobu AE, Coutinho A. Mass safe male circumcision: early lessons from a Ugandan urban site - a case study. The Pan African Medical Journal. 2012;13:88.
  • Sims M, Nagaddya T, Nakaggwa F, Kivunja C, Ngungutse D, Ayot E. Children’s Experiences of Social Exclusion – what is it like living in a slum in Kampala? (International Research in early childhood Education (IRECE) Vol 2, No.1, 2011: ISSN-1838-0689).

Research Officer

Work:           +256 312 307400 
Email:           fnakaggwa@ihsu.ac.ug

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