Makerere University College of Health Sciences
Anne Ruhweza Katahoire, PhD is a Professor and former director of the Child Health and Development Centre, a multi-disciplinary research centre in the School of Medicine, Makerere University College of Health Sciences. She is a social and medical anthropologist with over 20 years of experience researching children and adolescent health. She has served as a consultant for local and international organizations including: AfriChild, Children AIDS Fund, Child Fund International, Plan International, WHO, UNICEF, PATH and Population Council. She has been a member of the College of Curators of Every Woman Every Child Innovation Marketplace and currently chairs the East African Children’s Rights and Violence Prevention Fund. She has a special interest in school and community-based interventions that address children’s health and development needs in their broadest sense including physical, emotional and social well being as well as those that promote healthy sexual and reproductive development of adolescents. She specializes in qualitative child-focused research methodologies. She is a faculty on the Joint Advanced Seminars run by the Consortium for Advanced Research training in Africa involving eight African universities and is engaged in the teaching and supervision of masters and PhD students.