Kabale University School of Medicine (KABSOM)

Prof. James K Tumwine

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Kabale University School of Medicine was opened in September 2016 in response to the huge Health Professionals Training Gap in the Kigezi Region (where Kabale University is located). The CORE BUSINESS of the school is Teaching/Learning, Research, and Community Service.

The Medical School’s strategy is embedded in the overall heritage of Kabale University as a community-founded and community-centered institution of higher learning. The School strives to generate & disseminate knowledge and, develop skills of graduates that are of benefit to them as individuals, to their communities, their employers, and the country at large. The school, therefore, seeks to promote innovativeness, community service, and resourcefulness among the graduating professionals. We aspire to achieve this by developing sustainable accredited programs that produce graduates able to deliver outstanding health care, while observing the highest standards of ethics, integrity and compassion to those in need and graduates that can participate in research and community care services for the betterment of people’s health and wellbeing. Kabale University School of Medicine operates in a unique environment of; committed, well-motivated staff, good infrastructure, conducive policies and good governance.

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Programme Code Category Duration Study time
Bachelor of Anaesthesia and Critical Care Medicine (Diploma Entry) KAN Bachelor’s Degrees 4 Years Fulltime
Bachelor of Anaesthesia and Critical Care Medicine (Higher Diploma Entry) KAD Bachelor’s Degrees 4 Years Fulltime
Bachelor of Environmental Health Science KHS Bachelor’s Degrees 3 Years Weekend
Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (both Direct and Diploma Entry) KMS Bachelor’s Degrees 5 Years Fulltime
Bachelor of Nursing Science (Diploma Holders) KND Bachelor’s Degrees 3 Years Weekend
Bachelor of Nursing Science (Direct Entrants) KNS Bachelor’s Degrees 4 Years Fulltime
Diploma in Anaesthesia ANK Undergraduate Diplomas 2 Years Fulltime
Diploma in Environmental Health Science EHK Undergraduate Diplomas 2 Years Weekend
Diploma in Health Services Management HSK Undergraduate Diplomas 1 Year Weekend
Master of Medicine: Obstetrics and Gynaecology MMED:Obs Master’s Degrees 3 Years Fulltime
Master of Medicine: Paediatrics and Child Health MMED:Pae Master’s Degrees 3 Years Fulltime
Master of Public Health MPH Master’s Degrees 2 Years Weekend

Staff members

Prof. John C Lule

Master of Medicine in Obstetrics & Gynecology, PGD - Obstetrics,Bachelor of Medicine & Surgery. View Profile

Prof. Tindimwebwa Gideon

MMed (Paediatrics); MBCHB View Profile

Prof. Yovan Begumya Ruhonoka

MBChB; BSc. View Profile

Prof. Edmund Bukenya

PhD Anatomy; MSc. Veterinary Anatomy; Bsc. Human Anatomy and Zoology View Profile

Prof. Everd Maniple Bikaitwoha

Professor - Public Health
PhD Health Systems Research (RCSI), MPH (MAK), MBChB (MAK) View Profile

Prof. James K Tumwine

PhD (Child Health),Mmed-Paediatrics, MBChB. View Profile

Dr Sam Tumwesigire

Senior Lecturer / Dean
(MMED); MBChB View Profile

Eze Ejike Daniel

Senior Lecturer
PhD (Human Physiology) - Ahmadu Bello University (Nigeria); M.Sc (Human Physiology) - Ahmadu Bello University (Nigeria); B.Sc (Human Physiology) - Ahmadu Bello University. (Nigeria). View Profile

Dr. Ainamani Elvis Herbert

Senior Lecturer - Clinical Psychology
PhD.(Psycho-traumatology): MA. Counselling Psychology; Bachelor of Arts; Diploma in Child and Adolescent Mental Health. View Profile

Dr. Mugarura Robert

Senior Lecturer
MBA, MMED (Surgery); MBChB View Profile

Dr. Keneth Iceland Kasozi

Research Associate
BVM, MSc (Uganda), MIAH (UoE, UK), CHECT (Japan), Ph.D. Candidate (UoE, UK) View Profile

Dr. Rodney Mwesigye Mugarura

Senior Lecturer-Orthopaedic Surgery
Master of Medicine in Orthopaedic Surgery ,Bachelor of Medicine & Surgery View Profile

Dr. Matthew Nwokike

Senior Lecturer (Visiting Scholar)
MSc, Ph.D. (Pharmacology): Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics, College of Medicine, University of Nigeria, Enugu, Nigeria. View Profile

Dr. Turyasingura B. Godwin

MA. Demography; MMED (Obs & Gyn); PGDip. in Obstetrics; MBChB View Profile

Mfitumukiza Valence

MNS (Critical Care ); BNS; Dip. Health Sciences Mgt; General Nursing View Profile

Munezero Tamu John Bosco

Certificate in Fundamentals of Implementation science (University of Washington); MNS -Critical Care Specialty(MUST); MPH(KIU); DHSM(KAB); BNS(MUST), cert. in Competence Based training, View Profile

Dr. Nduhukire Timothy

MMED, CDC-MakSPH Fellowship in Continuous Quality Improvement ( Fellow ), MBChB View Profile

Dr. Bukwirwa .W. Henry

MMED (UoN) ; MBChB(MUK) View Profile

Dr. Muhimbura Emmanuel

MMED (Pathology); MBChB View Profile

Dr. Walaka Posiano

MMED-Pathology; MBChB View Profile

Dr. Odongo Leo

MMED(Obstetrics and Gynaecology); MMED (Dermatology); MBChB View Profile

Dr. Tumwine Christopher

Lecturer-Medical Sociology
PhD Social research in Health; Master of Dev. Mgt; MA. Sociology; BA. View Profile

Dr. Oyania Felix

MMED; MBChB View Profile

Dr. Twinamasiko Bruce

MMed Internal Medicine (MUST), DTMH (London), MBChB (MUST) View Profile

Dr. Masembe Sezalio

MMED - OBs&Gyn; MBChB FELLOWSHIP-REI(MacMaster University, Canada) View Profile

Dr. Gumisiriza Nolbert

MBChB; DPPM; MMED (Psychiatry); PhD (candidate) View Profile

Dr. Nyanzi Daniel James


Dr. Baluku Moris

MMED - Anaesthesia; MBChB View Profile

Dr. Nwankwo Mercy Chinenye

PhD Public Health (JKUAT, Kenya), M Sc. Epidemiology (University of Rwanda), B Sc. Nursing (Public Health) (University of Nigeria Enugu Campus) View Profile


Lecturer - Child Health
MSc International Child Health, (UCL, Uk) BSc Nursing (MuK) Diploma in Nursing (MSNM) View Profile

Dr. Kavuma Denise


Dr. Andrew Baguma

PhD Medical Microbiology MSc Medical Microbiology Bachelor of Biomedical Laboratory View Profile

Kabami Jane

Masters of Public Health,Bachelors in Nursing Science. View Profile

Dr. Geoffrey Ayebazibwe

M.Sc. Pharmacology, MUST; MBChB, MUST; PGDCT ,Universite Montpellier. View Profile

Dr. Sadic Kagwa Kakembo

Master of medicine(Anesthesia)-MUST-2015, Bachelor of Medicine & Surgery- MUST-2009 View Profile

Dr. Siyadora Ankunda

FPHO(MakCHS) MMed Paed (MUST) MBChB(MUK) View Profile

Alex Mwesigwa Mugisha

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Eugene Ogwang


Patrick Kambale Saasita

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Namuyimbwa Lydia

Assistant Lecturer
MSc. Physiology; BSc. Nursing View Profile

Kinyi Hellen Wambui

Assistant Lecturer
MSc. Biochemistry; BSc. Bio-chemistry; Dip. Clinical Medicine and Community Health View Profile

Sunday Samuel Dare

Assistant Lecturer
M.Sc Human Anatomy; B.Sc. Human Anatomy; Cert. M& E Frameworks HIV/AIDS Program; Cert. Proficiency in MGT View Profile

Nathan Nshakira

Assistant Lecturer
MPH (Maastricht Uni.), MBChB (Makerere Uni.) View Profile

Byamukama Topher

Assistant Lecturer
MPH; Ba. Env't Health Scie.; Dip. Health Scie View Profile

Kamukama Robert

Assistant Lecturer
MPH-Int. Health Science; BSc. Educ View Profile

Ninsiima Herbert Izo

Assistant Lecturer
MSc in Physiology; BSc in Physiology; Dip. Clinical Medicine View Profile

Idah Kalani Sunday

Assistant Administrative Officer
MAPAM(Student); BAS View Profile

Echoru Isaac

Assistant Lecturer
MSc. Anatomy (KIU), BMLS (MUST), Dual PhD candidate (Integrative Biomedical Sciences), Zhejiang university and university of Edinburgh View Profile

Tirwomwe Michael

Assistant Lecturer
MSc. Biochemistry; BSc. Ed. (Chem & Bio); Dip.PHD View Profile

Nabirumbi Ritah

Assistant Lecturer
MSc. Pharmacology; BSc. Pharmacology View Profile

Kirimuhuzya Claude

Assistant Lecturer
MSocSc Health Research Ethics, MSc. Pharmacology; BSc. Dip Educ, Cert PAM View Profile

Mwesigwa Alex

Assistant Lecturer
Ph.D. Fellow, MSc, BBLT (MAK) View Profile

Irene Mukenya Mutuku

Assistant Lecturer
MSc. Medical Microbiology; BSc. Medical Microbiology View Profile

Mandera Immaculate

Assistant Lecturer
Master of Public Health, BSC-Nursing, Diploma Midwifery-Diploma Health service management View Profile

Turyasingura Jane Byabagambi

Teaching Assistant
Ba Medical Education (Nursing); Dip. Health Services Mgt; Dip. Diagnostic Ultra Sound View Profile

Peace Muhamire

Assistantant Administrative Officer
Bsc.Agric Msc.Agronomy student View Profile

Armlet Kwesiga Benson

Assistantant Administrative Officer
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Birungi Kenneth

Dip. Lab. Tech View Profile

Olupot James Peter

Dip. Medical Lab. View Profile

Atwijukire Osbert

Mortuary Technician
Dip. Mortuary Science; Cert. Nursing View Profile

Kenyange Grace Annet

Principal Technician
Bachelor’s in Medical Education,Diploma in Health Service Mgt,Enrolled Nursing Certificate. View Profile

Twahebwa Edidah

Diploma in Midwifery View Profile

Amos Nkundizana Munyaneza

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Leadership Profile


Keneth Iceland Kasozi, Anne Laudisoit, Lawrence Obado Osuwat, Gaber El-Saber Batiha, Naif E. Al Omairi, Eric Aigbogun, Herbert Izo Ninsiima, Ibe Michael Usman, Lisa M. DeTora, Ewan Thomas MacLeod, Halima Nalugo, Francis P. Crawley, Barbara E. Bierer, Daniel Chans Mwandah, Charles Drago Kato, Kenedy Kiyimba, Emmanuel Tiyo Ayikobua, Linda Lillian, Kevin Matama, Shui Ching Nelly Mak, David Onanyang, Theophilus Pius, David Paul Nalumenya, Robinson Ssebuufu, Nina Olivia Rugambwa, Grace Henry Musoke, Kevin Bardosh, Juma John Ochieng, Fred Ssempijja, Patrick Kyamanywa, Gabriel Tumwine, Khalid J. Alzahrani and Susan Christina Welburn . (2021) . A Descriptive-Multivariate Analysis of Community Knowledge, Confidence, and Trust in COVID-19 Clinical Trials among Healthcare Workers in Uganda . Vaccines, [online] Volume 9, p. 253. Available at: https://www.mdpi.com/2076-393X/9/3/253/htm
Keneth Iceland Kasozi, Yunusu Hamira, Gerald Zirintunda, Khalaf F. Alsharif, Farag M. A. Altalbawy, Justine Ekou, Andrew Tamale, Kevin Matama, Fred Ssempijja, Robert Muyinda, Francis Kawooya, Theophilus Pius, Hellen Kisakye, Paul Bogere, Henry Matovu, Leonard Omadang, Patrick Etiang, Joseph Mbogua, Juma John Ochieng7, Lawrence Obado Osuwat, Regan Mujinya, Gaber El-Saber Batiha and Ochan Otim . (2021) . Descriptive Analysis of Heavy Metals Content of Beef From Eastern Uganda and Their Safety for Public Consumption . Frontiers in Nutrition, [online] Volume 8, p. 592340. Available at: https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fnut.2021.592340/full
Keneth Iceland Kasozi, Eric Oloya Otim, Herbert Izo Ninsiima, Gerald Zirintunda, Andrew Tamale, Justin Ekou, Grace Henry Musoke, Robert Muyinda, Kevin Matama, Regan Mujinya, Henry Matovu, Fred Ssempijja, Ejike Daniel Eze, Mauryn Atino, Bede Udechukwu, Ronald Kayima, Patrick Etiang , Emmanuel Tiyo Ayikobua, Stellamaris Kembabazi, Ibe Michael Usman, Sheu Oluwadare Sulaiman, Phyllis Candy Natabo, Grace Nambatya Kyeyune, Gaber El-Saber Batiha, and Ochan Otim . (2021) . An analysis of heavy metals contamination and estimating the daily intakes of vegetables from Uganda . Toxicology Research and Application, [online] Volume 5, p. 15. Available at: https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/2397847320985255
Keneth Iceland Kasozi, Susan Christina Welburn, Gaber El-Saber Batiha, Najat Marraiki, David Paul Nalumenya, Monica Namayanja, Kevin Matama, Kelly Katenta Zalwango, Wycliff Matovu, Gerald Zirintunda, Justine Ekou, Stellamaris Kembabazi, Claire Mack Mugasa, Annah Kitibwa, Dickson Stuart Tayebwa, Simon Peter Musinguzi, Michael Mahero, Ibrahim Ssengendo, Anne Nanteza7, Enock Matovu, Ewan Thomas MacLeod . (2020) . Molecular epidemiology of anaplasmosis in small ruminants along a human-livestock-wildlife interface in Uganda . Heliyon, [online] Volume 7(1). Netherlands: Heliyon, pp. e05688. Available at: https://www.cell.com/heliyon/fulltext/S2405-8440(20)32531-7
Keneth Iceland Kasozi, Gniewko Niedba?a, Mohammed Alqarni, Gerald Zirintunda, Fred Ssempijja, Simon Peter Musinguzi, Ibe Michael Usman, Kevin Matama, Helal F. Hetta, Ngala Elvis Mbiydzenyuy, Gaber El-Saber Batiha, Amany Magdy Beshbishy, and Susan Christina Welburn . (2020) . Bee Venom—A Potential Complementary Medicine Candidate for SARS-CoV-2 Infections . Frontiers in Public Health, [online] Volume 8, p. 594458. Available at: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7758230/
Emmanuel Tiyo Ayikobua, Josephine Kasolo, Keneth Iceland Kasozi, Ejike Daniel Eze, Abass Safiriyu, Herbert Izo Ninsiima, Kennedy Kiyimba, Jackline Namulema, Edward Jjesero, Fred Ssempijja, Ibrahim Semuyaba, Daniel Chans Mwandah, Kyobe Ronald Kimanje, Muhamudu Kalange, Alfred Omachonu Okpanachi, Miriam Nansunga . (2020) . Synergistic action of propolis with levodopa in the management of Parkinsonism in Drosophila melanogaster . Journal of Complementary and Integrative Medicine, [online] Volume 17(3). Germany: De Gruyter, p. 20190136. Available at: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32386191/
Keneth Iceland Kasozi, Ewan MacLeod, Fred Ssempijja, Michael W. Mahero, Kevin Matama, Grace Henry Musoke, Kevin Bardosh, Robinson Ssebuufu, Florence Wakoko-Studstil, Isaac Echoru, Emmanuel Tiyo Ayikobua, Regan Mujinya, Grace Nambuya, Hope Onohuean, Gerald Zirintunda, Justine Ekou, and Susan Christina Welburn . (2020) . Misconceptions on COVID-19 Risk Among Ugandan Men: Results From a Rapid Exploratory Survey, April 2020 . Frontiers in Public Health, [online] Volume 8, p. 416. Available at: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32850606/
Isaac Echoru, Keneth Iceland Kasozi, Ibe Michael Usman, Irene Mukenya Mutuku, Robinson Ssebuufu, Patricia Decanar Ajambo, Fred Ssempijja, Regan Mujinya, Kevin Matama, Grace Henry Musoke, Emmanuel Tiyo Ayikobua, Herbert Izo Ninsiima, Samuel Sunday Dare, Ejike Daniel Eze, Edmund Eriya Bukenya, Grace Keyune Nambatya, Ewan MacLeod, Susan Christina Welburn . (2020) . University Lecturers and Students Could Help in Community Education About SARS-CoV-2 Infection in Uganda . Health Services Insights, [online] Volume 13. Available at: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7383606/
Isaac Echoru , Keneth Iceland Kasozi , Ibe Michael Usman , Irene Mukenya Mutuku, Robinson Ssebuufu , Patricia Decanar Ajambo, Fred Ssempijja, Regan Mujinya , Kevin Matama, Grace Henry Musoke , Emmanuel Tiyo Ayikobua , Herbert Izo Ninsiima, Samuel Sunday Dare, Ejike Daniel Eze, Edmund Eriya Bukenya, Grace Keyune Nambatya, Ewan MacLeod and Susan Christina Welburn . (2020) . University Lecturers and Students Could Help in Community Education About SARS-CoV-2 Infection in Uganda . Health Services Insights
Gaber El-Saber Batiha, Ali Alqahtani, Oluwafemi Adeleke Ojo, Hazem M Shaheen, Lamiaa Wasef, Mahmoud Elzeiny, Mahmoud Ismail, Mahmoud Shalaby, Toshihiro Murata, Adrian Zaragoza-Bastida, Nallely Rivero-Perez, Amany Magdy Beshbishy, Keneth Iceland Kasozi, Philippe Jeandet, Helal F Hetta . (2020) . Biological Properties, Bioactive Constituents, and Pharmacokinetics of Some Capsicum spp. and Capsaicinoids . International Journal of Molecular Sciences, [online] Volume 21(15). Switzerland: MDPI, p. 5179. Available at: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32707790/
Ibe Michael Usman, Fred Ssempijja, Robinson Ssebuufu, Ann Monima Lemuel, Victor Bassey Archibong, Emmanuel Tiyo Ayikobua, Joshua Ojodale Aruwa, Stellamaris Kembabazi, Eric Simidi Kegoye, John Tabakwot Ayuba, Olatayo Segun Okeniran, Isaac Echoru, Azeez Adeoye, Regan Mujinya, Viola Nankya, Keneth Iceland Kasozi . (2020) . Community Drivers Affecting Adherence to WHO Guidelines Against COVID-19 Amongst Rural Ugandan Market Vendors . Frontiers in Public Health, [online] Volume 8, p. 340. Available at: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7357280/
Isaac Echoru, Keneth Iceland Kasozi, Ibe Michael Usman, Irene Mukenya Mutuku, Robinson Ssebuufu, Patricia Decanar Ajambo, Fred Ssempijja, Regan Mujinya, Kevin Matama, Grace Henry Musoke, Emmanuel Tiyo Ayikobua, Herbert Izo Ninsiima, Samuel Sunday Dare, Ejike Daniel Eze, Edmund Eriya Bukenya, Grace Keyune Nambatya, Ewan MacLeod and Susan Christina Welburn . (2020) . University Lecturers and Students Could Help in Community Education About SARS-CoV-2 Infection in Uganda . Health Services Insights, [online] Volume 13, pp. 1-7. Available at: https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/1178632920944167
Muhamudu Kalange, Miriam Nansunga, Keneth Iceland Kasozi, Josephine Kasolo, Jackline Namulema, Jovile Kasande Atusiimirwe, Emmanuel Tiyo Ayikobua, Fred Ssempijja, Edson Ireeta Munanura, Kevin Matama, Ibrahim Semuyaba, Gerald Zirintunda, Alfred Omachonu Okpanachi . (2020) . Antimalarial combination therapies increase gastric ulcers through an imbalance of basic antioxidative-oxidative enzymes in male Wistar rats . BMC Research Notes , [online] Volume 13(1). London: BioMed Central, p. 230. Available at: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32326975/
Keneth Iceland Kasozi, Regan Mujinya, Paul Bogere, Justine Ekou, Gerald Zirintunda, Salaviriuse Ahimbisibwe, Kevin Matama, Herbert Izo Ninsiima, Isaac Echoru, Emmanuel Tiyo Ayikobua, Godfrey Ssimbwa, Simon Peter Musinguzi, Robert Muyinda, Fred Ssempijja, Henry Matovu, Ewan MacLeod, Neil Euan Anderson, and Susan Christina Welburn . (2020) . Pandemic panic and anxiety in developing countries. Embracing One Health offers practical strategies in management of COVID-19 for Africa . Pan Afr Med J, [online] Volume 35(2), p. 3. Available at: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7266473/
Keneth Iceland Kasozi, Aisha Bukenya, Ejike Daniel Eze, Josephine Kasolo, Dickson Stuart Tayebwa, Fred Ssempijja, Joy Suubo, Andrew Tamale, Isaac Echoru, Ibrahim Ntulume, Sarah Kemuma Onkoba, Lisa Nkatha Micheni, Emmanuel Tiyo Ayikobua, Oscar Hilary Asiimwe and Muhamudu Kalange . (2019) . Low concentrations of Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG ( Yoba®) are safe in male Drosophila melanogaster . BMC Research Notes, [online] Volume 12, pp. 1-5. Available at: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6518721/pdf/13104_2019_Article_4297.pdf


Dr. Nyanzi Daniel1,3, Edson Twinamatsiko2, Caroline Birungi3, Teta Joana3, Dr. Daniel Atwine3 January, 2022
Dr. BUKWIRWA Henry, PI, Dr. Baluku Morris, Dr. Kagawa Sadic, Karwemera Frank November, 2021 → March, 2022
Dr. Nyanzi Daniel James, MMED ENT1, Dr. Atwine Daniel, PhD2, Dr. Turyasingura Godwin, MMED-OBGY, MA. Demography1 August, 2021
Mutuku Irene, Kinyi Hellen Wambui, Kirimuhuzya Claude, Tirwomwe Michael, Dr. Simon Peter Musinguzi, Prof. Everd Maniple December, 2020
Dr Nathan Nshakira; Mesharch W. Katusiimeh September, 2020 → September, 2021
Dr. Timothy Nduhuhire [Principal Investigator], Dr. Nafiu Lukman Abiodun [Co-Investigator], Dr. George Stanley Kinyata [Co-Investigator] , Assoc. Prof. Caleb Tamwesigire [Co-Investigator]. June, 2020 → July, 2021
Dr. Godwin Turyasingura (Project Leader), Professor John C. Lule (Associate Project Leader) Dr. Dale Mugisha, Dr. Masembe Sezalio, and Dr. James Ojom are principal trainers.   December, 2019
Daniel J Nyanzi, MMED1,2, 5, Daniel Atwine, PhD2,5, Ronald Kamoga, MSc4, Caroline Birungi, MSc2, Caroline A Nansubuga, MBChB3, Victoria Nyaiteera, MMED5, Doreen Nakku, MMED5 December, 2017 → December, 2018

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