A propos Solome Kiribakka Bakeera

Solome Kiribakka Bakeera has over 20 years’ experience in international development working with national and district level governments and private not for profit organisations in Africa. She has extensive experience of health systems analysis, management of health care delivery systems and scientific operational research methods. She brings a wealth of recent experience in capacity development for health systems strengthening, developing guidelines for monitoring and evaluating health sector reforms and developing analysis frameworks for health policies in the African region. At Health Partners International (UK base charity) she was the Programme Director for Northern Uganda Health, implementing a results based financing scheme in the Acholi sub-region to improve access to quality maternal and child health services for the most vulnerable populations. She was the Team Lead and Health Specialist for the Independent Verification and Evaluation Agent (BDO) for the USAID funded Uganda Voucher Plus Activity and is currently the team leader of the audit team for the Uganda Reproductive Maternal and Child Health Improvement Project (URMCHIP). She has undertaken various consultancies including assessing the level and quality of implementation of HIV/AIDS, Malaria and TB programmes for the Global Fund in Kenya, Namibia and Ghana, documenting the Annual Health Sector Performance Report and HSSP II Evaluation for the Ministry of Health, Uganda, and developing health sector performance management plans for WHO. She is founder and director of The Village Clinic and Wellness Centre that reaches out to small and medium enterprise traders on NCD prevention in downtown Kampala, Uganda.

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MMed Family Medicine
Makerere University
August 2015 to June 2018
Kampala, Ouganda
This course provided advanced training on community health and family medicine.

Diploma Family Medicine
University of Stellenbosch
January 2015 to November 2016
Stellenbosch, Afrique du Sud
The main modules in this course included: 1) Patient centred Care 2) Family orientated primary care 3) Ethics 4) Evidence based medicine 5) Community orientated care This course put me in touch with international students in several Southern African Countries. We shared experiences and developed home grown solutions in improving patient-centred care in each of our countries. I have shared this experience in my engagement with the department of Family Medicine at Makerere University. Together with the Department of Family Medicine, we have written a training grant to support improvement in capacity building for patient centred care submitted to Uganda Health Care Federation which is supported by the World Bank.

PhD in Public Health/Medical Sciences
Karolinska Institutet
January 2008 to June 2011
Stockholm, Suède
This was a jointly awarded degree with the Makerere University. My thesis reviewed the role of social capital as a determinant of access to health care by children aged less than 5 years in the Iganga Mayuge Demographic and Surveillance Site. The work was funded by a SIDA/SAREC grant to Makerere University School of Public Health.

MSc Epidemiology
University of London
August 2004 to June 2007
London, Royaume-Uni
This degree provided skills in epidemiology and advanced biostatistics. This knowledge and skills enabled me to complete my PhD in record time and subsequently facilitated me to undertake a range of consultancies requiring advanced statistical analyses.

MA Health Management Planning and Policy
Nuffield Institute, University of Leeds
August 1997 to July 1998
Leeds, Royaume-Uni
This course provided a thorough grounding in the principles of health management, planning and policy. I have used this knowledge and skills to contribute to health systems strengthening in Uganda and the African Region.

Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MB., ChB
Makerere University
September 1987 to June 1993
Kampala, Ouganda
This degree endowed skills for general patient care and provided an entry point for understanding health services provision. I provided leadership in patient care in a rural part of Uganda. The success in service quality improvement was used as an example throughout the country. My service earned me a World Bank scholarship to study health management planning and policy in the United Kingdom.


Public Health Consultant
World Health Organization
June 2016 to July 2016
Asmara , Érythrée
Team Leader – Rapid Review of Country Reproductive, Maternal, Neonatal, Child, Adolescent Health and Nutrition Review

Public Health Consultant
World Health Organization
November 2015 to May 2016
Kampala, Ouganda
Consultant to draft AFRO regional guidelines for the review of maternal, neonatal, child, adolescent health and nutrition guidelines

Health Expert
HealthNet Consult
October 2015 to December 2015
Kampala, Ouganda
Health Expert to build costs for BTC PNFP programme

Public Health Consultant
World Health Organization
August 2015 to October 2015
Kampala, Ouganda
Consultant to conduct of an M&E Assessment in preparation for the Development of the M&E Plan for the Health Sector Strategic and Investment Plan 2010/11 - 2014/2015

Temporary Advisor
World Health Organization
October 2015 to October 2015
Nairobi, Kenya
Supported planning for the GAVI HSS grant, facilitating, participating and documenting discussions among Ministry of Health, Development Partners and Civil Society. The meeting resulted in a review of objectives and scope for the new submission.

Programme Director
Health Partners International
October 2011 to May 2014
Kampala, Ouganda
Program Director (Consultant) for Northern Uganda Health (NU Health) funded by UkAID/DFID to implement a Results Based Financing scheme in the Acholi sub-region in order to improve access for the most vulnerable populations to high quality reproductive/Family Planning, maternal, child and neonatal health services

World Bank
March 2012 to June 2012
Kampala, Ouganda
Consultant for the Assessment for the Management of Human Resources for Health in Uganda

Public Health Specialist
Global Fund
June 2011 to July 2011
Windhoek, Namibie
Assessment of level and quality of implementation of HIV/AIDS, malaria and TB. The work called for specific knowledge of the three disease components from both clinical and programmatic aspects.

Lead Public Health Specialist
The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB Malaria
June 2010 to July 2010
Nairobi, Kenya
Country Audit, Global Fund - Office of the Inspector General. Spearheaded the assessment of Public Health Services implementation for HIV/AIDS, malaria and HIV. The work called for knowledge of disease components and review of quality of implementation. It also involved assessment of quality of service delivery, M&E.

World Bank
May 2009 to July 2009
Kampala, Ouganda
Health Sector Political-Economy Diagnostic. This work involved meetings with highly placed political and technical government officers, discussing sensitive health governance and financial issues.


Do guidelines influence the implementation of health programs? — Uganda’s experience” Implementation Science: IS 2012;7:98.
Authors: Nabyonga OJ, Bataringaya WJ, Bakeera SK, Criel B , 2012
Type of Doc: Research Paper | Type of Publication: Scientific Journal

Associations between Socioeconomic Factors and Social Capital amongst Child Caregivers in Eastern Uganda
Authors: Bakeera SK, Pariyo GW, Petzold M, Galea S, Wamala S;, 2012
Type of Doc: Research Paper | Type of Publication: Scientific Journal

Social determinants of health care use for Ugandan children: does social capital matter?
Authors: Solome Kiribakka Bakeera, 2011
Type of Doc: Thesis | Type of Publication: Academic Journal

Community social capital and the use of health care services in Uganda
Authors: Bakeera SK, Petzold M, Pariyo GW, Galea S, Tomson G, Wamala S, 2010
Type of Doc: Research Paper | Type of Publication: Scientific Journal

Community perceptions about barriers and facilitating factors influencing healthcare utilization in Uganda
Authors: Solome K Bakeera, Sarah P Wamala, Sandro Galea, Andrew State, Stefan Peterson and George W Pariyo, 2009
Type of Doc: Research Paper | Type of Publication: Scientific Journal

Status of health sector strategic plans in five countries of the WHO African Region
Authors: Barry SP, Sambo LG, Bakeera S, Kirigia JM, Diarra-Nama AJ. , 2009
Type of Doc: Scientifc Paper | Type of Publication: Scientific Journal

Monitoring and Evaluation of health sector reforms in the WHO African Region
Authors: Barry SP, Diarra-Nama AJ, Kirigia JM, Bakeera S, Somanje H , 2009
Type of Doc: Scientifc Paper | Type of Publication: Scientific Journal

A rapid assessment of district health systems in six countries of the WHO African Region
Authors: Barry SP, Bakeera S, Kirigia JM, Sambo LG. , 2009
Type of Doc: Scientifc Paper | Type of Publication: Scientific Journal

A review of national health policies in seven countries in the WHO African Region.
Authors: Barry SP, Diarra-Nama AJ, Sambo LG, Kirigia JM, Bakeera S. , 2009
Type of Doc: Scientifc Paper | Type of Publication: Scientific Journal

Authors: World Health Organization , 2008
Type of Doc: Report | Type of Publication: Other

Gender analysis of health facility utilization rates in Uganda
Authors: Bakeera SK, Talisuna A, Murindwa G, Kirunga C, 2005
Type of Doc: Research Paper | Type of Publication: Academic Journal

Country Case Report, Uganda
Authors: Amandua J, Bakeera SK, Mpeka BA, Sund B “ , 2003
Type of Doc: Scientifc Paper | Type of Publication: Scientific Journal

Gender equity and Sector Wide Approaches: the Ugandan experience.
Authors: Bakeera S, Stroh J. 2002. In: Theobald S, Tolhurst R, Elsey H (eds). Sector Wide Approaches: opportunities and challenges for gender equity in health. Liverpool: Gender and Health Group, 2002
Type of Doc: Academic Paper | Type of Publication: Academic Journal

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