Emmanuel Ochola

St Mary’s Hospital, Uganda

Emmanuel Ochola is a medical doctor, with MSc degree in Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics. He has eleven years in care for patients, and currently heads the department of HIV, research and documentation, cares for 15,000 HIV clients and also chairs the hospital quality team. He has research interests in hepatology, infectious diseases, and improvement of health care delivery. Currently he is working with colleagues on a project in Uganda and South Sudan, to improve maternal and child health in the two post conflict settings by using a community centered approach.

Emmanuel Ochola

HSGSpeaks Highlights – Day 3

1. First Nations From the opening session, the importance of the First Nations people for resilient health systems was strongly demonstrated. It was a great opportunity for many people to get to know the descendants of the Squamish, Tsliel-waututh, and Musqueam – the native people of British Columbia – who led both the opening prayer and entertainment. With the symbolic …

Resilient health systems is not just “fixing problems in poor countries”

Before coming to the Fourth Global Symposium on Health Systems Research, my thinking about resilience, coming from a Northern Uganda, recovering from over 20 years of war, was generally negative – something that occurs to you, and you are helpless; a sort of adaptation. Our people were considered to be resilient because despite hearing gunshots almost daily for over 15 …