Alice KAYONGO is a public health worker and human rights advocate with 16 years’ development
experience working largely with civil society where she has held several positions. In addition to her academic training, she has more than 13 years of experience working with extremely vulnerable and voiceless grassroots communities affected by HIV on health literacy, advocacy, and empowerment.
In addition to her academic training, she has more than 13 years of experience working with extremely vulnerable and voiceless grassroots communities affected by HIV on health literacy, advocacy, and empowerment. During that time, she has developed a passion for advocacy—in particular, speaking out to relevant officials on behalf of voiceless communities, to demand for solutions. Together with these communities, she has worked to identify key advocacy priorities in a manner that triggers ownership and increases the communities’ meaningful participation.
Additionally, Alice is an active researcher within the health, women’s and children’s rights
development sector in Uganda, Africa and internationally. Her research interests for the health
development sector are in: Health Financing, Intellectual Property Rights and Access to Medicines, outcomes of public-private partnership for health and outreach the impetus for community mobilization and engagement in monitoring and evaluation of health service delivery at community level.
Alice has proven record in conducting research on Health Systems Strengthening with particular
emphasis on task shifting to improve indicators on Prevention of Mother To Child Transmission of HIV. She has vast experience conducting research amongst and for young women and adolescent girls in vulnerable communities of the region. She volunteers on several boards including the Public Health Ambassadors Uganda board, the Health GAP board as well as the Uhuru Institute Board.