Ponsiano Kabakyenga Nuwagaba is a Public Health Specialist with interest in inclusive practices. He is a PhD (Disability Studies) student at the University of Cape Town, South Africa. His PhD thesis is entitled “The mixed experiences of pregnant women with physical disabilities in accessing and utilising antenatal care services in rural south-western Uganda”.
Currently, Ponsiano is a Lecturer at Kyambogo University in Uganda. His research interests are in Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights. He is passionate about maternal and child health promotion, especially in underserved populations.
Prior to lecturing at Kyambogo University, Ponsiano worked as a Medical Clinical Officer in different health facilities and in various capacities. He has over 15 years’ experience in preventive, promotive and curative/clinical health care practice. He worked as a Medical Clinical Officer In-Charge of Bitooma Health Centre III (Private NFP). He was also a Clinician and Trainer/Mentor in Reach Out Mbuya HIV/AIDS Initiative (NGO) where he was also a member of the Core Team that designed and developed its HIV/AIDS clinical guidelines. Later, he worked as a Medical Clinical Officer in Kyambogo University Hospital.
Ponsiano is one of the 4-member Technical Team that developed the Community Development Officers’ (CDOs) Manual for Integration of Sexual and Reproductive Health of Young People and Women and HIV/AIDS Prevention in community development work for Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development (MoGLSD), Uganda. He is a registered medical practitioner and member of Allied Health Professionals in the Ministry of Health in Uganda.