Dr Juliet Nabyonga-Orem works for the World Health Organisation (WHO) as a Medical officer in charge of health policies, strategies and governance. She also heads the Health systems and services cluster of the WHO Inter-country support team for East and Southern Africa. Previously, she was the Regional advisor on health systems partnerships, monitoring and evaluation based at the WHO Regional Office for Africa in Congo Brazzaville. Before, she worked at the WHO Uganda office as a Health Economics advisor and head of the health systems and services cluster, after having worked at various levels of the health care system in Uganda.
Dr Nabyonga-Orem is a graduate of Makerere University, Kampala Uganda where she obtained MB ChB (1996), obtained an MSc in Health Economics from the University of York, UK (1999) and a PhD in Public Health from Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium (2015). Her core experience in health system development spans over 16 years within Africa focusing mainly on building countries’ capacity in policy development; health financing; designing, implementing and evaluating health sector reforms and health system performance assessment. She has extensive research experience on various aspects of health systems and health services such as; knowledge translation, health financing, evaluation of health sector reforms, identifying solutions to barriers in service delivery, health and poverty, economic evaluation of health programs/interventions, costing and cost-effectiveness analysis among others.