GEOHealth Hub Co-Investigator | Makerere University

William Bazeyo, M.D, M.Med., Ph.D.

Associate Professor and Dean
Department of Disease Control and Environmental Health
School of Public Health
College of Health Sciences
Makerere University

William Bazeyo an Assoc. Prof. of Occupational Medicine at Makerere University College of Health Sciences, School of Public Health and is currently the Dean of the School.
He received a Doctorate of Public Health from Atlantic International University, M.Med in Occupational Health from University of Singapore and MBCHB from Makerere University. He has been teaching in the University for more than 20 years and has done research and Published in several areas including Health Care Financing, Leadership and One Health. He was the among the key pillars of The HEALTH Alliance (Higher Education Alliance for Leadership Training for Health) which was formed in 2005 with funding from USAID that brought together 7 schools of Public Health in Six Countries. An organization that he has lead till now which addressed the Leadership gaps in Health, Health Emergency management Programs for the District first responders that trained and equipped District staff and responded to Emergencies like the Bududa landslides in Uganda, and Post Elections violence in Kenya to mention but a few. He organized the formation of the Summit of 14 Deans of Schools of Public Health and Schools of Veterinary in the Six Alliance Country members. He is the Current Chair of the Summit. The Schools are implementing the One Health activities under the umbrella of OHCEA- One Health Central and Eastern Africa net work funded by USAID in the EPT program through RESPOND. The Project is being implemented in DRC, Kenya, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Rwanda and Uganda with US partner Universities namely University of Minnesota and Tufts University.

He is the Principal Investigator of various projects such as, Strengthening and Expansion of One Health Central and Eastern Africa Net Work, Monitoring and Evaluation Technical Assistance a CDC Program that offers M & E support to CDC supported institutions and also the Director of the newly established Centre for Tobacco Control in Africa which is aiming at reducing the consumption of tobacco by supporting governments in implementing evidence-based tobacco control strategies in Africa, USAID Higher Education Solutions Network (HESN)- Resilient Africa , which is a consortium of 20 African Universities led by Makerere University School of Public Health in partnership with Stanford University, Tulane University and Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) which will provide for creation of Resilient Communities using innovations created by students and faculties (multi-disciplinary) with community participation, Strengthening Leadership In Disaster Resilience Program (SLDRP) which is run across Africa through the Schools of Public Health