BHF Management Team
The Management comprises of an Executive Director, Heads of Department/Programme, and their roles are directing, managing, decision-making, policy implementation monitoring, and reporting all the affairs of the organization. Management reports directly to the Board and gives constant feedback to the entire staff during monthly and reflection meetings.
The Management comprises the following team;
Chief Executive Officer
Moses Kyangwa is a Rotarian, public health scientist and a research associate in Uganda. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in science Education, Master of Public Health and he has obtained post graduate training in Monitoring and Evaluation, Project planning and Management, administrative law and public administration. He has experience in designing, implementing and evaluating studies, projects and programs both in rural and urban settings. He has experience working in governmental and non governmental organizations as well as in academia including leadership positions on Global projects; USAID, Global fund, SIDA, World food program, World health organization and university research projects at Washington, John Hopkins, Michigan and Makerere University.
He is a self-driven and motivated, Results focused, highly analytical and dynamic, innovative, creative, flexible and decisive professional with concrete academic background and work experience of over 10 years in programming, implementing and monitoring local and international donor research, projects and Programs
His expertise varies from performance management, team building, research, strategic planning and advocacy/outreach strategy development and engagement, managing grants and sub grantees, networking and collaboration, building and nurturing partnerships, program planning and budgeting, monitoring & Evaluation and reporting
Research And Advocacy Manager
Dorothy Akongo is the Research And Advocacy Manager and Project Coordinator ICLD Uganda- Child Thrive Project. She also supports Fellowship/Internship, Research and Advocacy. She is a Public Health specialist and a social scientist, she also poses certificate in Good Clinical Practice, Monitoring and Evaluation, Evidence Based Policy, Community Policing, and Leadership and Management in Health. She enjoys working within the time line with commitment and positive energy. Humility and integrity are her core values and pays attention to details while working with people from different walks of life. She has strong interpersonal traits with the capability of working alone and within a team with minimal supervision. she possesses strong online and paper qualitative and quantitative data collection and analysis skills. Her career objective is to improve health among individuals and communities through community mobilization, sensitization, project planning implementation, and management and active research. Her passion lies in maternal, child and adolescent health with kin interest in early childhood development and redesign for capital development.
In her free time, enjoys listening to music, dancing and spending time with family.
Dr Felix Kizito
Dr. Felix Kizito, is Ugandan, a medical doctor by profession, passionate about maternal and child health. He also has keen interest in the public health approaches in the reduction of disease burden among women and children. Studied at prestigious Makerere University College of Health Sciences, with Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of surgery (MBchB), also has a Master of Public health (MPH) at the same University, School of public health.
Elizabeth Namara is a Journalist and Health communications practitioner. She serves as a Communications Officer at Busoga Health Forum. She was a Global Arts in Medicine Fellow where she learned how to use Arts to solve health challenges in the community.
She is also an analytical thinker who loves to combine knowledge, facts, and information to make sure things are done right. She loves working with Busoga Health Forum as it facilitates her ability to work with all kinds of people. She brings a vital trait to BHF. She is passionate about using story telling as a means to address and advocate for social issues, including community health issues. Elizabeth is very excited to work with BHF and the partners to create a more sustainable and long-lasting impact in Busoga.
Elizabeth is currently part of the Harvard Aspire Leadership program where she is learning the crucial leadership skills.
Elizabeth graduated from Makerere University. She has a special interest in Science communication.
Kakaire Ayub Kirunda
Kakaire Ayub Kirunda is a Senior Communications Officer at African Field Epidemiology Network (AFENET).
He also served as the communications officer for the Future Health Systems Research Team.
His role is to guide communication activities that support the implementation of the projects and ensure impact of the research activities with national policy makers and international academic audiences.
His specialties include: Writing on Health Issues, Editing, Strategic Health Communication, Media Relations Training & Training Journalists on reporting health.
At Busoga Health Forum, Kirunda supports and advises the communications team and the Sickle cell advocates committee where he is a member.
Tatumwa D. Benjamin
Tatumwa Desmond Benjamin is a nurse by profession, having completed his nursing studies at Iganga School of Nursing and Midwifery in 2021. He currently works as a Nurse and Communications Assistant at Busoga Health Forum, where he utilizes his strong communication skills to promote community health initiatives.
Tatumwa is an alumni of YALI RLC East Africa cohort 42, a prestigious leadership development program that brings together young African leaders to build their skills and network with like-minded individuals. Through this program, he has developed a passion for using his skills in graphic design and web development to visualize and communicate community health indicators.
Outside of work, Tatumwa loves creating new friendships and exploring new places. He is a social person who values connection and community, and is always looking for ways to bring people together for a common cause.