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Health Systems Researcher, Makerere University

Dr Henry Zakumumpa is a graduate of the PhD fellowship program of the Consortium for Advanced Research Training in Africa (CARTA).

CARTA is jointly led by African Population and Health Research Centre and the University of the Witwatersrand.

Henry's PhD research was jointly supervised by Makerere University, School of Public Health and Johns Hopkins University, Bloomberg School of Public Health.

His PhD research focused on the sustainability of anti-retroviral therapy (ART) scale-up implementation in Uganda. Henry is passionate about health systems and health services research.

He is a two-time fellow of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). Between January and March 2017, Henry successfully completed a research fellowship at Michigan State University (MSU) with funding from the Carnegie Corporation of New York.

2009: University of Oldenburg, Germany
2005: Makerere University, Uganda


Zakumumpa, H. Reimagining the role of the nursing workforce in Uganda after more than a decade of ART scale-up. Hum Resour Health 18, 39 (2020).

Zakumumpa, H., Rujumba, J., Kwiringira, J., Katureebe, C., & Spicer, N. (2020). Understanding implementation barriers in the national scale-up of differentiated ART delivery in Uganda. BMC Health Services Research, 20(1), 1-16.

Damian, R. S., Zakumumpa, H., & Fonn, S. (2020). Youth underrepresentation as a barrier to sexual and reproductive healthcare access in Kasulu district, Tanzania: A qualitative thematic analysis. International Journal of Public Health, 1-8.

Zakumumpa, H., Paina, L., Wilhelm, J., Ssengooba, F., Ssegujja, E., Mukuru, M., & Bennett, S. C. (2020). Patients’ and HIV Service Managers’ Perceptions of The Impact of Loss of PEPFAR Support on HIV Services in Transitioned Health Facilities in Uganda: A Qualitative Study.

Wilhelm, J. A., Paina, L., Qiu, M., Zakumumpa, H., & Bennett, S. (2019). The differential impacts of PEPFAR transition on private for-profit, private not-for-profit and publicly owned health facilities in Uganda. Health policy and planning.

Zakumumpa, H., Bennett, S., & Ssengooba, F. (2019). Leveraging the lessons learned from financing HIV programs to advance the universal health coverage (UHC) agenda in the East African Community. Global Health Research and Policy, 4(1), 1-10.

Zakumumpa, H., Kiweewa, F. M., Khuluza, F., & Kitutu, F. E. (2019). “The number of clients is increasing but the supplies are reducing”: provider strategies for responding to chronic antiretroviral (ARV) medicines stock-outs in resource-limited settings: a qualitative study from Uganda. BMC health services research, 19(1), 312.

Kwiringira, J. N., Ariho, P., Zakumumpa, H., Mugisha, J., Rujumba, J., & Mugisha, M. M. (2019). Livelihood Risk, Culture, and the HIV Interface: Evidence from Lakeshore Border Communities in Buliisa District, Uganda. Journal of Tropical Medicine, 2019.

Zakumumpa, H., Kwiringira, J., Rujumba, J., & Ssengooba, F. (2018). Assessing the level of institutionalization of donor-funded anti-retroviral therapy (ART) programs in health facilities in Uganda: implications for program sustainability. Global health action, 11(1), 1523302.

Zakumumpa, H., Rujumba, J., Kwiringira, J., Kiplagat, J., Namulema, E., & Muganzi, A. (2018). Understanding the persistence of vertical (stand-alone) HIV clinics in the health system in Uganda: a qualitative synthesis of patient and provider perspectives. BMC health services research, 18(1), 690.

Zakumumpa, H., Dube, N., Damian, R. S., & Rutebemberwa, E. (2018). Understanding the dynamic interactions driving the sustainability of ART scale-up implementation in Uganda. Global Health Research and Policy, 3(1), 23.

Zakumumpa, H., Bennett, S., & Ssengooba, F. (2017). Modifications to ART service delivery models by health facilities in Uganda in promotion of intervention sustainability: a mixed methods study. Implementation Science, 12(1), 45.

Zakumumpa, H., Bennett, S., & Ssengooba, F. (2017). Alternative financing mechanisms for ART programs in health facilities in Uganda: a mixed-methods approach. BMC Health Services Research, 17(1), 65.

Zakumumpa, H., Taiwo, M. O., Muganzi, A., & Ssengooba, F. (2016). Human resources for health strategies adopted by providers in resource-limited settings to sustain long-term delivery of ART: a mixed-methods study from Uganda. Human resources for health, 14(1), 63.

Zakumumpa, H., Bennett, S., & Ssengooba, F. (2016). Accounting for variations in ART program sustainability outcomes in health facilities in Uganda: a comparative case study analysis. BMC health services research, 16(1), 584.


  • –present
    PhD Candidate, Makerere University