Dr. Kiragga is a public health physician who brings to Baylor Foundation-Uganda 20+ years of experience in technical leadership and management of complex health programs in Africa and Asia. Currently, as Chief of Party (COP) for the USAID Regional Health Integration to Enhance Services in the North, Acholi (RHITES-N, Acholi), Dr. Kiragga provides technical and managerial oversight for USAID/Uganda’s Health and HIV/AIDS project implementation across eight districts in Acholi, as well as leadership for the rollout of USAID’s Quality Improvement Collaborative across all regions of Uganda.
Prior to his work on RHITES-N, Acholi, Dr. Kiragga was a COP of the USAID/Uganda Private Health Support Program (PHSP) and the Health Initiatives for the Private Sector (HIPS) Project, where he spearheaded service delivery, public-private partnerships (PPPs) and OVC programs across the country. Under the HIPS project and together with key professionals, established the Uganda Healthcare Federation (UHF), an umbrella group for the private sector in Uganda. Early in his career, Dr. Kiragga managed critical health service infrastructure rehabilitation and the establishment of functional health systems on World Bank post-conflict projects in East Timor and Rwanda, grounding his understanding of programmatic implementation in fragile settings.
From District Director of Health Services to senior-level technical advisory and management positions on four US government projects, Plan Uganda and World Bank projects, Dr. Kiragga has fostered and maintained collaborative working relationships with USAID, CDC, GOU, MOH, and its related agencies, international and local implementing partners, and other key stakeholders and has successfully built coalitions to deliver results. A native of Uganda, Dr. Kiragga has a MBCHB (MUK), MPH (Liverpool), MSC (London), and is currently a PhD candidate at Walden University, USA.