PHAU has a young, vibrant and passionate team with diverse backgrounds
Patrick is the Team Leader at Public Health Ambassadors Uganda (PHAU). He is a renowned SRHR advocate, public health specialist and social entrepreneur in family planning, reproductive health, and HIV/AIDS/STI prevention, with over 5 years of management experience coordinating and implementing reproductive health and HIV/AIDS community programs in developing countries. Segawa’s cross-cutting skills in program leadership and management, social behavioral change communication, public relations, negotiation, resource mobilization and fundraising, events planning and management, youth and social media engagement, community led advocacy and capacity building are expertly applied in his role as Team Leader for Public Health Ambassadors Uganda (PHAU).
Segawa superintends PHAU’s Portfolio which currently includes overall oversight of program implementation, personnel management, and financial monitoring for seven integrated community SRHR/HIV-funded projects: Yo Space Brand for SRHR services among youth, Partnership to Inspire Transform and Connect HIV/AIDS Response (PITCH) Project, Menstrual Hygiene Management , Boda Boda HIV/AIDS Awareness Project, the Twist, Public Health Ambassadors Programme and Public Health Youth Symposium. Segawa also mentors other youth activists in the use of creative and performance arts, such as plays, poetry, narrative dance, street/community theater and flash mobs, as a means of educating young people about HIV/AIDS, STIs, and unplanned teenage pregnancy.
Segawa is part of the 200 Cohort of SRHR advocates of the Women Deliver Young Leaders Programme 2015/18. He has been nominated twice for the 120 Under 40; the first project of its kind to celebrate young people championing efforts in addressing issues related to family planning as well as recognizing the next generation of leaders making a difference in reproductive health worldwide. He is the Winner of the People’s Choice Award 2017 by Knowledge for Health with their media partners – Girls Globe.Patrick is currently finalizing his Master of Science in Public Health – Population and Reproductive Health at Uganda Martyrs University (UMU).
Dennis Ernest Ssesanga, is a public health technologist, youth advocate, published poet, science communicator and social entrepreneur who is passionate about educational entertainment and embracing technology for health promotion. He is one of the proud co-founders of Public Health Ambassadors Uganda (PHAU) where he serves as Communications and Partnerships Manager.
Dennis has worked as a global health corps fellow at IntraHealth International, marketing and communications officer at Marie Stopes Uganda, and as business associate intern at Google. Dennis recently published his poetry book, Ivory Footprints, in which he writes about family, health, love, politics, peace and conflict. Dennis holds a Master of Science in Public Health from Clarke International University and has worked across Uganda for the past five years. Dennis loves spoken word poetry, rugby, and ballroom and Latin dancing.
Allan is a Data Clark and Project officer at Public Health Ambassadors Uganda (PHAU). He joined us in October 2017.
He is a Data Analyst who ensures proper conversion of information, knowledge and concepts into ready to use data in a professional manner.
Allan’s career goal is to empower young people with knowledge to make informed decisions, advocate and change communities following the recognized best practices.
He is a hands-on kind of person, a trait that has made him a favorite especially if we could use an extra pair of hands in the field. There no PHAU project he has not been part of.
Allan is also part of our procurement committee and best believe he’ll get you the best supplier at the right cost any other day.He also loves teaching and being a Bio statistician and anything to do with statistical analysis i.e. providing meaning to what would be a collection of numbers. Also loves watching and playing football something that has helped him bridge communication with people in his community.
Irota Camila is our Finance Officer at PHAU. She graduated at Makerere University Business School with a Bachelor Degree in Finance. She is well equiped with skills in Office Administration Accounting and Finance. She has also participated in Mentoring Young People on Menstrual Hygiene Management in the Ensonga project. She is a kind, friendly and social person who easily connects with everyone.Before she joined us, she had Interned at Uganda Electricity Distribution Company ltd working as an Accounts assistant, she also worked at Irowan an Audit firm as an accounts assistant /Administrator. Camila is passionate about her work, and always excited about learning new things both at work and outside of it. She enjoys reading and writes once in a while. She’s also a travelling enthusiast and swimming could as well be added to her bucket list though she still a novice at it.
Lillibet is the Programs Manager and Co-Founder at PHAU. She does more than oversee the planning and implementation of all programs and projects at PHAU. With a Master’s degree in Public Health from the University of the West of England (UWE) and experience in Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights, Advocacy, Health education and promotion in its many aspects, she is passionate about women and girl empowerment and improving young people’s health.
No matter what hat she’s wearing, her goal is simply to ensure that all projects are run smoothly and effectively according to the strategic direction of the organization.When she isn’t working, you will find Lillibet chatting, reading and watching movies.
The world is beautiful but not for the billions of people everywhere who wake up to different challenges of survival economy-wise, welfare-wise, socially, and in other aspects. My great passion is being part of the solution any way I can, working with enthusiastic teams, organizations, projects, and volunteering with communities to bring about interventions that will step by step, one child at a time, one youth at a time, and one community at a time making the world a better a place and cause hope to rekindle from Uganda to Nicaragua and anywhere else in the world.
I believe that the one-shoe-fits-all approach does not apply to every situation and I embrace the different talents, skills, personalities, and experiences each team member brings to the table, learning from each other towards achieving common goals, solutions that work, and lasting impact. A pinch of humour in the mix for the times when the journey gets a little overwhelming.
Education-wise I have been trained in Public Relations and Media Management at Cavendish University Uganda, and look forward to completing my MA in Business Administration from ISBAT University alongside pursuing courses online and in science (particularly Chemistry, Physics, and Maths) and health with a curious focus in scientific research towards furthering the cause of science in improving the overall quality of life for people and the general environment; and demystifying science to cause people , especially young learners, appreciate it and its methods.
Jackie is an advocacy officer at PHAU, presiding over the PITCH (Partnerships to Inspire and Connect the HIV Response) project that advocates for adolescent girls and young women’s sexual and reproductive health rights in Luwero district.
She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Development Economics from Makerere University, with rich a working experience in Advocacy. Jackie believes that change is always for the better. She has great passion in advocating for Sexual reproductive Health issues and against Sexual Gender based violence among adolescent girls and young women.
Jackie is a feminist who loves to see women stand out and shine because they are the backbone and mothers of this nation. She is an avid lover of travelling and music. She believes life is too short to frown and that’s why she smiles effortlessly.
Murray Shiraz Batanda is a Spoken Word Artist, and Performance Poetry Coach..
He is the Project Officer of the OpenMic-Project, a Poetry training and mentorship program implemented by Open Mic Uganda and Public Health Ambassadors Uganda under the “Culture at Work” grant.
Shiraz has been part of us on several projects and events where we have worked with poets for the last 2 years.
He has quite some interesting blend of talents as a part time DJ and Professional Mixologist.He is very passionate about youth empowerment and human rights activism. Other interests/personal projects include Research on African Histories, and Stolen African Art. He considers himself a student of the world.
Solomon is the Finance and Administration Manager at PHAU. He is a graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Ndejje University.
As a Finance and Administration Manager at Public Health Ambassadors Uganda Solomon has developed a sound Organisational Finance system that oversees key operations like financial planning, budgeting, and value for money monitoring across projects, Donor financial reports preparations among others.Solomon has gained experience in the profit and non-profit sector in financial management and Capacity building. Solomon believes in the great role non-profits play in social entrepreneurship, and is very passionate about HIV/AIDS Awareness, Youth Livelihoods, Empowerment and Financial Management.
Elvis oversees all the daily administrative operations of the organization. He holds a Master of Science in Procurement and Supply Chain Management of Makerere University and a professional certificate in sexual reproductive health and rights.
He has volunteered as a procurement intern at the Public Procurement and Disposal of Public Assets Authority and later on joined Public Health Ambassadors Uganda where his currently working as an Administrator. He is very passionate about working with young people and strongly advocates for their equal access to sexual reproductive health and rights services.
He likes interacting with people, making new friends, and learning new human life skills.