Dr. Eddie Mwebesa
Clinical and International Programmes Director, Hospice Africa Uganda
Dr. Eddie Mwebesa is a palliative doctor, and the former Chief Executive Director of Hospice Africa Uganda, a non-profit NGO established with a vision “Palliative Care for all in need in Africa”. Currently he is its Clinical and International Programmes Director.
Eddie holds a Bachelor’s degree in Medicine and Surgery from Makerere University, is an Internal Medicine specialist and a founding member of the East, Central and Southern Africa College of Physicians. He also holds a Masters of Public Health, and completed a Fellowship in Palliative Medicine from the Institute of Palliative Medicine, Kerala, India which was offered in partnership with St Christopher’s Hospice.
Eddie has been working within palliative care for nearly 19 years, mostly at Hospice Africa Uganda. He has extensive clinical experience in African palliative care and education, and is a member of the Editorial Board of the eCancer Journal.
Dr Mwebesa is a member of the Palliative Care Association of Uganda and the International Association for Hospice and Palliative Care, and formerly served on the Hospice Africa Uganda Research and Ethics Committee. He is a recipient of the Golden Jubilee meritorious Medal which was awarded by H.E the President of the Republic of Uganda for distinguished service in Palliative Care on International Labour Day in 2019.
Eddie is married for 16 years to Juliet, a Water and Sanitation Engineer and they have 3 children. He is a Cell Leader in Watoto, a community-based church which rescues vulnerable children and raises them to become tomorrow’s leaders.