Peter Waiswa

Peter Waiswa

Affiliated to Research
Visiting address: Tomtebodavägen 18A, 17177 Stockholm
Postal address: K9 Global folkhälsa, K9 GPH Hanson, 171 77 Stockholm

About me

  • I am a visiting researcher at Karolinska institutet. However, I am a Ugandan
    Medical doctor and an Associate Professor of Health Policy Planning and
    Management at Makerere University School of Public Health, College of Health
    Sciences, Uganda.
    Post doctorate (joint at KI and Makerere University)
    PhD (joint at KI and Makerere University)
    Master of Public Health (Hadassah Hebrew University, Israel)
    Bachelor of Medicine &
  • Surgery (Mbarara University, Uganda)


  • My research is on Health Systems and Policy in low and middle income
    countries, especially in Africa. Most of my latest research has focused on
    maternal, newborn and child health, immunisation, and health systems. I run
    the Makerere University Centre of Excellency for Maternal and Newborn
    Research and the INDEPTH Network Maternal,
    Newborn and Child Health Working
    which works across health and demographic surveillance sites in Africa and


  • I teach in the Master of Global Health at KI (MCH course) and Health Policy
    Planning and Management at Makerere University


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