Nabirumbi Ritah

Assistant Lecturer

Ritah Nabirumbi is a lecturer of medical Pharmacology in the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology of Kabale University School of Medicine. She joined the institution in 2018 and teaches students reading MBChB, Nursing science and Anesthesia courses.

Ritah started her lecturing career in 2006 and has taught medical pharmacology, toxicology, therapeutics and, human diseases and essential medicines to MBChB, Anesthesia, nursing, allied health professional and medical records students. She previously taught at Kampala International University and King Caesar University. Ritah believes each student has the ability to learn and achieve their academic dreams if given good academic guidance and learning environment. Her classes are learner-centered where she acts as a guide to the learning process.

She is undertaking her PhD in Pharmacology at Mbarara University of Science and technology. She is investigating on medicinal plants used in management of schizophrenia in western Uganda. Her research interests include; neuropharmacology & natural products.

Ritah is a member of the Uganda Pharmacology society, Natural Product Research Network for East and Central Africa (NAPRECA) and the Allied Health Professionals’ Council Uganda.


  • Master of Science, Medical Pharmacology, Kampala International University – 2016
  • Bachelors of Science, Pharmacology, Kampala International University – 2009
  • Diploma in Clinical Medicine and Community Health, Kampala International University – 2005

Research Interests

Neuropharmacology and Natural products


Hope Onohuean, Kato Charles Drago, Abdullateef Isiaka Alagbonsi, and Ahmed A. Adedeji . (2024) . Fluoxetine attenuates stress-induced depression-like behavior due to decrease in pro-inflammatory cytokines in male rats . Sage, [online] Volume . Available at:
Regan Mujinya, Muhamudu Kalange, Juma John Ochieng, Herbert Izo Ninsiima, Ejike Daniel Eze, Adam Moyosore Afodun, Ritah Nabirumbi, Sheu Oluwadare Sulaiman, Emmanuel Kairania, Isaac Echoru, Alfred Omachonu Okpanachi, Kevin Matama, Oscar Hilary Asiimwe, race Nambuya, Ibe Michael Usman, Osuwat Lawrence Obado, Gerald Zirintunda, Fred Ssempijja, Miriam Nansunga, Henry Matovu, Emmanuel Tiyo Ayikobua, Ponsiano Ernest Nganda, David Onanyang, Justine Ekou, Simon Peter Musinguzi, Godfrey Ssimbwa, Keneth Iceland Kasozi . (2022) . Cerebral Cortical Activity During Academic Stress Amongst Undergraduate Medical Students at Kampala International University (Uganda) . Front. Psychiatry, [online] Volume 13. Available at:
Oloro Joseph, Kiguli James Mukasa, Nabirumbi Ritah, Tanayen Julius Kihdze, Lawrence Imanirampa, Francis Bajunirwe and Amon Agaba Ganafa . (2016) . Acute and Sub-acute Toxicity Evaluation in Rats of PPOJ5 and ADOJ6 Herbal Remedies Used Traditionally in the Management of HIV Infection . European Journal of Medicinal Plants , [online] Volume . Available at:


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