Dr. Edrine Namayanja Kamugisa is a Dental Surgeon by Profession with over twenty three (23) years practice both in public and private sectors. She holds a Masters Degree in Public Health (Makerere University School of Public Health), with a background training in Dental Surgery (BDS, Makerere University), a Ccertificate/Fellow in HIV/AIDS Programming (Makerere University/CDC HIV/AIDS (Galilee International Management Institute,Israel). Additionally, she has other relevant trainings in Monitoring and Evaluation, Research, Immunisation programming (MOH-UNEPI, ARSH and a TOT in strategic communication for Social Change in Health and development (Afrisomnet).
Edrine completed internshipo at Mengo and Mulago hospitals in 1991 and was posted as a Dental practitioner to Mulago Hospitals (Old Mulago Dental Clinic) where she worked until 2006, when she joined the private sector after the completion of the Masters Degree In Public Health. During this period she trained and supervised students at the school of Public Dental Health (Mulago) and Makerere Medical School. This exposed her to over 14years of clinical work in the national major referral Specialist, she has over ten years experience working in different areas including Dental Health, HIV/AIDS, Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive health (ASRH), and Immunization.
She has experience in Strategic communication and programming for health focusing on Dental Health,HIV/AIDS and related conditions, ASRH, child and adolescent programming including OVCs, development of audience targeted IECs, operations research, and evaluating health programs.
Currently she is the proprietor of MAC General clinic which has been in existence since 1996 and one of her Dental Surgeons (partners) operating the Nsambya Hospital Dental Clinic which has been in operation since November 2013. Her interest in advancing Public Health pute her at the forefront in the fight against HIV in the move to “an AIDS free generation” which has seen her participate in a number of International HIV/AIDS conferences(Austria-2008,Washington DC 2010 and melbourne 2014). The interest in Dental Public health has seen her present abstracts at International Dental Practitioners Council (UMDPC), a member of the International AIDS Society(IAS), International Association of Dental Researchers (IADR), Uganda Dental Association (UDA) and Uganda Society of Health Scientists (USHS)