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Ivy Kasirye
Consultant , Health-HIV
Kampala, Uganda
Child and adolescent health specialist with 14 years experience in HIV and AIDS including 10 combined years of NGO and International Development Agency experience at senior management and advisory levels respectively. Currently a Consultant focused on optimizing HIV programs and improving health outcomes for children and adolescents in developing contexts.
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Area of Expertise:
  • Capacity Building, Training, Advocacy, Political
  • Health, Doctors, Nurses, HIV/AIDS
Professional Experience:
I am medical doctor with 23 years of experience in the health sector including health promotion and disease prevention, provision of clinical care, healthcare quality improvement, program management, technical leadership and capacity building in Uganda, Zimbabwe, South Africa and Italy.

Independent consultant (January 2017 to present). Clients include Ministry of Health Uganda, KPMG, mothers2mothers South Africa and Uganda, PSI Uganda, ANECCA. Key assignments include:
•Team Leader for the selection of sub-recipients for implementation of the Global Fund HIV/TB and Malaria grants (2018 and 2020-2021) and assessment of Global Fund grant sub-recipients (2020).
•Consultant for the review the National Consolidated HIV Guidelines, the Desk Job Aid and Training Curriculum for the prevention and treatment of HIV in Uganda, and the development of the roadmap for dissemination of the guidelines (2020).
•Planning and optimization of HIV and AIDS programs including service quality improvement, service integration and prioritizing high impact interventions targeting key and priority populations.
•Revision of content and methods to improve community health literacy.
•Support development of multi-sectoral partnerships and linkages that provide access to health, education, social protection, legal and economic empowerment services for vulnerable children and adolescents, especially girls.

Health Adviser, DFID Uganda (March 2014-September 2016): Technical leadership for the HIV and AIDS, Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health (RMNCAH) and Global Health Security portfolio worth $142 million including development of Business Case for UK investment in Family planning worth $ 57 million.

Head of Paediatrics, Mildmay Uganda (September 2006 to February 2014): Overall supervision of paediatric HIV and AIDS treatment and care for approximately 5,000 HIV-infected children and adolescents and Team Lead for the Elimination of Mother-to-child Transmission of HIV (eMTCT) program in the central regions of Uganda.

Senior House Officer (Resident), Department of Paediatrics, Policlinico San Matteo di Pavia, Italy (September 2000 - October 2005).

Research Assistant in Paediatric Endocrinology, Department of Paediatrics, Policlinico San Matteo di Pavia, Italy (August 1999 - August 2000).

Medical Officer, Andrew Medical Centre, Kampala, Uganda (August 1998 - November 1998).

Intern Doctor, Rubaga Hospital, Kampala, Uganda (August 1997- July 1998).
Education:
I hold a Master of Science in Epidemiology from the University of London, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK; a Master of Medicine in Paediatrics from the University of Pavia, Italy and a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery from Makerere University Kampala, Uganda. I additionally have extensive training in HIV prevention, treatment and care and healthcare quality improvement.
Affiliations and Achievements:
Board member- Uganda Society for Health Scientists.

Cohort lead for the mentorship of adolescent girls and young women living with HIV- Project Girls for Girls.

Licensed Paediatrician, Uganda Medical and Dental Practitioners Council (2006 to date).

Member, Uganda Paediatric Association (2006 to date).

Member, Society of Adolescent Health in Uganda (2017 to date).

Available for:
  • Consulting assignments
  • Job opportunities
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    Years of Experience:
    More than 20 years
    Highest Qualification:
    Masters
    Languages:
    English, Italian
    Nationality:
    Uganda
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