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 7 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).