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Ephraim joined King’s College London (KCL) in 2022 for a PhD within the King’s Health Economics Research Group. His study focuses on identifying the economic impact, value and preferences of Informal caregivers in the management of chronic diseases in sub-Saharan Africa.

Ephraim is a medical doctor in Uganda. He completed a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery from Kampala International University (Uganda) and an MSc Public Health and Health Promotion from Bangor University (U.K) under the Commonwealth Scholarship.

Ephraim is a recipient of several awards including the Commonwealth Scholarship award (2018/19) and Johnson and Johnson Global Voices Youth Award in 2019.

Research Interests

  • Community and rural Health
  • Informal caregiving in sub-Saharan Africa
  • Disparities in Health and Health Care
  • Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights 

Expertise and Public Engagement

Ephraim was appointed (in 2021) to the Women Deliver Alumni Committee to help Women Deliver to among others, improve the Young Leaders Program and support the improvement of the Digital University course units/contents.

He is an active board member (voluntary) at Teams4U where he provides technical support and advise on the charity’s projects in sub-Saharan Africa. Notably, he’s led the development of the Menstrual Health Training Manual and Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) manual for boys and girls in sub-Saharan Africa.

Ephraim also serves as a member of the Board of Trustee of the Federation of African Medical Students’ Association (FAMSA), a continental umbrella body for medical students in Africa. 

Key publications

Kisangala E, Mbivnjo EL, Okeah BO, Khan MA. Community and Informal Care Providers at the Heart of Universal Health Coverage in sub-Saharan Africa: A Position Paper (2021). SEEJPH 2021, DOI: 10.11576/seejph-4353

Ojiambo, K.O., Kisangala E., Nakalembe, L., Namisango, E., Nalugoda, F., Ndagire, R., … Obuku, E.A. (2020). Role and utility of COVID-19 laboratory testing in low-income and middle-income countries: protocol for rapid evidence synthesis. BMJ Open 2021;11:e050296. doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2021-050296

Mbivnjo, E.L, Kisangala, E., Kanyike, A.M., Kimbugwe D., Denis, T.O., Nabukeera, J. Web-based COVID-19 risk communication by religious authorities in Uganda: a critical review. Pan African Medical Journal. 2021;40:63. doi: 10.11604/pamj.2021.40.63.27550

Candia, D. A., & Kisangala, E. (2021). Determinants of multiple partner fertility among males in Uganda: a cross-sectional study. BMC public health, 21(1), 1465.

Plesons, M., Patkar, A., Babb, J., Balapitiya, A., Carson, F., Caruso, B. A., Franco, M., Hansen, M.M., Haver, J., Jahangir, A., Kabiru, C.W., Kisangala, E., Howard, P.P., Sharma, A., Sommer, M., & Chandra-Mouli, V. (2021). The state of adolescent menstrual health in low- and middle-income countries and suggestions for future action and research. Reproductive Health, 18(1), 31.

Mbivnjo, E. L., & Kisangala, E. (2020). The Reluctant Uptake of Social Distancing (SD) in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) in the Era of COVID-19: Insights from Theories of Behaviour and Behaviour Change. SSRN Electronic Journal.