James Tumwine is Professor of Paediatrics and Child Health, in Kabale University School of Medicine (KABSOM). He is also the Dean of KABSOM, and Professor Emeritus at Makerere University College of Health Sciences (MakCHS). He is an educationist with interest in training teachers and doctors in sub-Sharan Africa. He has considerable cooperate governance experience ranging from work with Oxfam (OK and I) to chairing NTC Kabale. He has been coordinating Graduate Training and Research in the MakCHS.

His cooperate governance experience has been gained through chairing the Joint Medical Stores (JMS) Board; Kabale University Council, NTC Kabale and others. His unique preoccupation is in the training of clinicians and researchers to try and unravel the mysteries behind ill health especially malnutrition and susceptibility to disease in the African child. The role played by communities especially Science teachers is key in this process.



PhD (UiB – University of Bergen) Child Health; Epidemiology; Global Health

Master of Medicine (Paediatrics and Child Health) Makerere University

Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery Makerere University


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Keneth Iceland Kasozi, Nina Oliva Rugambwa, Gloria Muhoza, Buyinza Daniel, Catherine Ashaba, Herbert Izo Ninsiima, James Tumwiine, Noni McDonald April, 2021


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