Dr. Henry Ddungu

Consultant (Hematology-Oncology) , Uganda Cancer Insititute

Dr. Ddungu graduated from Makerere University in 1998 and later did his Master of Medicine (Internal Medicine) from the same University in 2003.

Dr. Ddungu has been working on his Ph.D. that is focused on strategies for the optimal use of blood and platelet transfusion support for patients with hematological malignancies in sub-Saharan Africa.

He is a Consultant Physician at the Uganda Cancer Institute, where he holds a number of clinical and administrative responsibilities.

Dr. Ddungu is the President and Chair of the Association of Physicians of Uganda. He is also the President and Chair of the Board, Palliative Care Association of Uganda.

He is an honorary lecturer at Makerere University College of Health Sciences, School of Medicine and an Associate Clinical Professor (Adjunct), McMaster University, Faculty of Health Sciences Department of Medicine, and an honorary lecturer, Mbarara University of Science and Technology.

Dr. Ddungu has a Fellowship in International Pain Policy obtained at the Pain and Policy Studies Group, University of Wisconsin, Madison, and was a member of an International Expert Collaboration (IEC) for advancing opioid availability globally.

For a long time, Henry worked with Palliative Care organizations in Uganda and Africa, initially as a clinician providing palliative care services to terminally ill cancer and AIDS patients and later as an Advocacy Manager for the African Palliative Care Association. He has extensive experience in palliative care in Africa where he has been involved in the care of patients as well as advocating for improved access to palliative care services.

Dr. Ddungu is active in research in hematology and palliative care and has published several papers in international journals and written chapters in 5 books. He has also supervised more than 10 Master of Medicine dissertations.

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