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Doris Kwesiga

Makerere University

Country: Uganda

Institution: Makerere University

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Doris is a researcher in the Department of Health Policy, Planning and Management at Makerere University School of Public Health, where she is also involved in teaching and supervising students. She is currently engaged in research in the INDEPTH Network Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health (MNCH) Working Group technical secretariat. Within the INDEPTH MNCH, Doris is part of the INDEPTH-ENAP project that seeks to improve household survey capture of stillbirths and neonatal deaths and birth weight and gestational age. She is also a co-investigator on the New Venture Fund project that aims to use data to advocate for policy and funding for Africa’s mothers, newborns, and stillbirths, in order to facilitate the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals. Doris was a principal investigator for a study assessing factors influencing uptake and adherence of Kangaroo Mother Care in east-central Uganda from 2016-2017. She has also previously worked as an assistant lecturer at the School of Public Health, Makerere University, and as a researcher at the Child Health and Development Centre, Makerere University. Additionally, Doris has been a consultant for various projects. Her areas of interest include but are not limited to maternal, newborn, and child health, with a special focus on qualitative research methods. She is passionate about improving maternal, newborn, and child health in low-income countries, and is currently a PhD student at Makerere University.