Dr. Olive Kobusingye
Dr. Olive Kobusingye Trustee

Education qualifications: M.B.Ch.B., MSc. M.Med (Surg), MPH

Fellow, COSECSA (College of Surgeons of East, Central, & Southern Africa).

Current Employer – Makerere University School of Public Health, Uganda – Senior Research Fellow.

Olive has been working for 10 years at Makerere University School of Public Health in the Head, Trauma, Injury and Disability Unit. She has worked on various projects including investigating risk and protective factors for motorcycle injuries in Kampala, improving the evidence for pedestrian safety in Uganda, a national survey of Emergency Medical Services in Uganda, and setting up an electronic database for traumatic brain injuries in Mulago Hospital. Olives’ experience includes team leadership, injury surveillance systems in low income countries, injury epidemiology, acute trauma care and road safety in Africa.

Between 2010 and 2016 Olive was Board Chair and Head of Secretariat at the Road Traffic Injury Network. This involved leading a global road safety research agency to reduce the burden of road traffic injuries.

Olive also worked for the WHO between 2003 and 2008 as African Regional Advisor for violence and injury prevention. Between 1999 and 2003 Olive worked as an A&E surgeon and deputy head of the A&E at Makerene University/Mulago Hospital. Whilst she was here Olive set up the first trauma registry in sub-Saharan Africa.

Olive has been engaged with Transaid for approximately five years. Makerere University received a small grant from Transaid’s innovation fund and delivered excellent work on post-crash response.

Olive brings considerable expertise in road safety and access to health care research and programming in SSA. She is highly respected in her field and extremely well networked.