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Eve Namisango

BuildCare Africa PhD training fellow


Email: Eve Namisango

Address: Cicely Saunders Institute, Bessemer Road, London SE5 9PJ


Outcome measurement in children and young people with life limiting and life threatening conditions


Eve Joined the Institute as a BuildCARE scholar in January 2016. She holds a degree in Economics from Makerere University Uganda; she completed her MSc course in Clinical Epidemiology at Makerere University and also completed the MSc in Palliative Care at King’s College London.  Eve is working towards a PhD under the supervision of Dr Fliss Murtagh, Dr Richard Harding and Dr Katherine Bristowe. Research interests include; use of PROMs in clinical settings, psychometrics, symptomatology in malignant and non-malignant diseases, paediatric palliative care, health economics, end of life care, mental health in palliative care, knowledge translation, data demand & information use and policy development.

Key Leadership Roles

Research Manager at the African Palliative Care Association.

Coordinator for the African Palliative Care Research Network.

Selected publications

Namisango E, Harding R, Katabira ET, Siegert RJ, Powell RA, Atuhaire L, Moens K, Taylor S.A novel symptom cluster analysis among ambulatory HIV/AIDS patients in Uganda. AIDS Care. 2015 Mar 18:1-10.

Namisango E, Harding R.Is symptom burden associated with treatment status and disease stage among adult HIV outpatients in East Africa? Palliative Medicine. 2013 December. PLoS ONE, 8: e57203.  Doi: 10.1371

Namisango E , Richard Harding , Leonard Atuhaire, Henry Ddungu , Elly Katabira, Fred Roland Muwanika, Richard A. Powell Pain among ambulatory HIV/AIDS patients: multicentre study of prevalence, intensity, associated factors and effect.  The Journal of Pain, Vol 13, No 7 (July), 2012: pp 704-713, Available online at and

Namisango E., Katabira E., Karamagi C., Baguma P. Validation of the Missoula-Vitas quality of Life index among patients with advanced AIDS disease in urban Kampala. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, Vol 33. No 2. P189-202.

Moens K , Namisango E, Harding R, , Siegert RJ, Powell RA, Taylor S Symptom Clusters in People Living with HIV Attending Five Palliative Care Facilities in Two Sub-Saharan African Countries: A Hierarchical Cluster Analysis. PLoS One. 12; 10(5):e0126554

Jennifer McCleary-Sills, , Anjala Kanesathasan  Jonathan Brakarsh, Marnie Vujovic, Kgethi Dlamini MeD c , Eve Namisango Rose Nasaba, Katherine Fritz. Foundation for the Future: Meeting the Psychosocial Needs of Children Living With HIV in South Africa and Uganda. Journal of HIV/AIDS & Social Services. 12:49–62, 2013

Powell RA, Namisango E, Gikaara N, Moyo S, Mwangi-Powell FN, Gomes B, HARDING R. Public priorities and preferences for end-of-life care in Namibia. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management. 2014. 47(2): 315-24


Siegert R, Selman L, Higginson IJ, Ali Z, Powell RA, Namisango E, Mwangi-Powell FN, Gwyther L, Gikaara N, Harding R (2014) A psychometric evaluation of the Functional Assessment of Chronic Illness Therapy – Palliative Care (FACIT-Pal) Scale with palliative care samples in three African countries.  Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, Apr 14. pii: S0885-3924(14)00183-3. doi: 10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2014.01.010. [Epub ahead of print]; PMID: 24742786


Teaching “research methods” on the palliative care degree course at Hospice Africa Uganda.

Supervisor for students on MSc course at Mukono University and Uganda Management Institute.

International links

Research Manager at the African Palliative Care Association.

Coordinator for the African Palliative Care Research Network.

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