• Organization
    Makerere University Resilient Africa Network

  • Address
    address1:Plot 30 Upper Kololo Terrace

  • Biography

    Nathan is a Health services researcher, an Ideation (concepts development), Programme Development and Project Management Expert. He is also a community reformer and likes working with communities on initiatives in areas of research, innovation, entrepreneurship, reproductive health and Quality of health care. Nathan Tumuhamye is a Director Eastern Africa Resilience Innovation Lab, Makerere University School of Public Health. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Community Psychology (First Class Honours), Master’s Degree in Health Services Research of Makerere University and currently pursuing a PhD in Public Health with a focus on Health System Resilience. He has passion in teaching, research and supporting developing countries to design, pilot and scale high impact innovations that address the most pressing challenges. Nathan has over 9years’ experience in Health-related program implementation and 4 years’ experience in research and University teaching. Nathan has experience in supporting startups to scale with the recent management of a portfolio of over 100 innovations at Eastern Africa Resilience Innovation Lab out of which 14 have successfully been initiated as startups. Nathan Worked at Reproductive Health Uganda for 3 years Managing 4 SRHR related projects. While at RHU, Nathan was at the centre of coordinating donor support for integrated SRHR family planning interventions, strengthening institutional and technical capacities of health systems and increasing healthy lifestyle choices related to sexual and reproductive health for young people and vulnerable groups. He worked with UNFPA and RHU in partnership with government health workers to strengthen the approach of improving access to sexual and reproductive health services, especially to the marginalized and hard-to-reach. Nathan’s research interests are in the area of Quality of health care, Resilience Innovations, Human centered design and cost effective analysis. Nathan has written and published in journals such as BMC Public Health, PLOS Currents, and Health. He is currently managing 49 innovation projects that are incubated at the Eastern Africa Resilience Innovation Lab (EARILab) based at Makerere University School of Public Health. The EARILab brings together 5 Universities from 4 countries (Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda and DRC) and the RILab is part of the Resilient Africa Network, a network that brings together 20 African Universities from 16 African countries with an aim of strengthening resilience of African communities through University led Innovations. The Network is funded by USAID. Nathan is part of the USAD’s Laser Pulse and Research Technical Assistance Center (RTAC) mechanisms that are mobilizing researchers to do research and translate the research to development programs and policies. Nathan is also part of a number of USAID funded initiatives including the Center for Digital Development’s Digital ID assessment project in Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania, Center for Development Innovations’ (CDI) project implemented in Uganda, Scaling Off grid Electricity (SOGE) project implemented in Uganda and Senegal and other several development related projects implemented in Africa.