Jesca Nsungwa Sabiiti
Is responsible for providing overall policy and technical guidance in line with the policy directions as well as building on existing initiatives. Provide input in development of the innovation and research design in the context of Uganda; and in the implementation of the research projects; facilitating the research to policy structures and uptake of results into policy and practice; research project.
Jesca Nsungwa Sabiiti is currently the Assistant Commissioner, Divisionof Child Health in the Ministry of Health, Uganda. As child health expert with a doctorate in Health Systems Development and a Master ’s in Pediatrics, she brings in more than fifteen years’ experience in developing, implementing, managing, researchinghealth programs in Uganda. She has collaborated with UN agencies,inter-governmental and non-governmental organizations, supportingscientific and professional groups in the areas of community, primaryand institutional child health care systems, IMNCI, HBB, prematurebirth deaths prevention, MPDSR and birth defects newborn sepsisamong others. She has championed a number of newborn and childhealth programs including IMCI and community case management.She has also been at the forefront designing innovations andextending newborn health services to primary care levels. She hasevaluated many public health programs and innovations in Ugandaand elsewhere. She has done policy, program implementation andformative research and peer reviewed publications. She also servedas co-president of the Uganda Pediatric Association. She wasselected and trained as a Millennium Development Goal 4 championand is also a member of several organizational management boards.