Eva is the Programs Manager Malaria Partners Uganda (MPU). She is a professional Administrator with vast experience in Research and Evaluation
Over the years Eva has offered Administrative, Research and M&E technical support to several development agencies and partners including: Rainforest Alliance, International Development Research Centre (IDRC), PEPFAR/Uganda (USAID) UNFPA and Democratic Governance Facility, Action Aid International, Pathfinder International and Children’s Rights and Violence Prevention Fund (CRVPF), SOS Children’s village, GOAL, Uganda Red Cross, Palladium international etc across Uganda, Kenya and Rwanda.
Eva has previously worked with Consultancies, NGO and government agencies including IDEAS Consult, Uganda Bureau of statistics, National NGO Forum, Uganda Health Marketing Group (UHMG) and recently Mildmay Uganda under the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR)/CDC at Operations Research Administrative Officer
Eva holds a Master degree in Public health and Leadership (MPHL) from Uganda Christian University (UCU) Mukono, a Master degree in Public Administration and Management MA (PAM) from Makerere University and a Bachelor degree in Education (B.A (ED)) from Makerere University, Eva has additional training in Research Ethics and Responsible Conduct of Research; with a Certificate in Human Subject Protection from Uganda National Council for Science and Technology with outstanding record of 8 years in effective results management and evaluations leadership.
Rotary life journey:
- Charter member of RC Makindye West Kampala (2016)
- Has been Chair Service projects for 4 years (2017/18, 2018/19, 2021/22, 2022/23)
- Was club Secretary 2019/20
- Club Admin 2020/21
- Currently the President of RC Makindye West Kampala
Voluntary and carrier services:
- Board chair person (Kampala Parents of Children with Disabilities) KAPCDAM
- Board Secretary Bukagona Foundation
Working with MPU:
This is a great opportunity at hand, a time to think and rethink, a time to brainstorm with all stakeholders to eliminate malaria. Malaria is such a common disease in Uganda, with adverse effects yet not given attention by the masses.
I get excited to implement the health belief model I studied in my MPHL. The communities need to look at malaria with a lens of severity via the potential consequences. Let’s address malaria from a lens of the social economic view- eliminate malaria and fight poverty; focus on how much money is lost due to malaria in terms of hours lost due (missed work hours but also by care givers), money lost while seeking medical services for transport fares to and from medical care centers, medical bills, among others.
I look forward to exploring a human centered approach with schools as an entry point into communities; a learner in particular as a tracer factor in the elimination of malaria from communities, but also a driver for information dissemination and creating awareness of the adverse effects of malaria. In Uganda, let’s go green and eliminate malaria- use the green repellents to fight the mosquito. I look forward to engage with advocacy platforms to voice more around the need to eliminate malaria from Uganda.