Profile of Edward Kirumira, a Professor of Sociology at Makerere University

Prof. Edward K. Kirumira.
Prof. Edward K. Kirumira.

Trained at Makerere University, Exeter University (U.K.), the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine in the UK and the University of Copenhagen in Denmark in collaboration with Harvard University, USA.

Prof. Kirumira specialized in Population and Reproductive Health with extensive research work in HIV/AIDS, emergent diseases and international health issues, Family relationships, health seeking behaviour, poverty and rural development studies.

He is also a visiting senior researcher to a number of European and African Universities.

He is the Treasurer, Uganda National Academy of Sciences (UNAS), UNAS Fellow and Council member, Chairperson of the Uganda National Academy of Sciences Forum on Health and Nutrition.

He is the Principal, College of Humanities and Social Sciences at Makerere University and a Professor of Sociology in the Department of Sociology.

He was the Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences since 2003 for eight years and before that was the Head of the Department of Sociology, Faculty of Social Sciences, for five years.

Prof. Kirumira chairs the Resource Mobilization and Planning Committee of Uganda Central coordinating mechanism for the Global Fund for HIV/AIDS, TB and Malaria country program and has offered technical advisory role to national, regional and international bodies.

His interest is in population and reproductive health, with over 15 years of HIV/AIDS research and programming. Other areas include programme development, monitoring and impact evaluation.

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