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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., Paina, L., Ssegujja, E., Shroff, Z. C., Namakula, J., & Ssengooba, F. (2024). The impact of shifts in PEPFAR funding policy on HIV services in Eastern Uganda (2015–21). Health Policy and Planning, 39(Supplement_1), i21-i32.

Shroff, Z. C., Sparkes, S. P., Paina, L., Skarphedinsdottir, M., Gotsadze, G., Zakumumpa, H., ... & Hanson, K. (2024). Managing transitions from external assistance: cross-national learning about sustaining effective coverage. Health Policy and Planning, 39(Supplement_1), i50-i64.

Nabanoba, C., & Zakumumpa, H. (2024). Experiences of membership in munno mubulwadde (your friend indeed)-a novel community-based health insurance scheme in Luwero district in rural central Uganda. BMC Health Services Research, 24(1), 1-9.

Zakumumpa, H., Diop, N. & Alhassan, R.K. Decolonizing global health: an agenda for research. BMC Health Serv Res 23, 832 (2023).

Zakumumpa, H., Rujumba, J., Kyomuhendo, M., & Amde, W. (2023). Drivers of retention of the HIV workforce transitioned from PEPFAR support to the Uganda government payroll. Human Resources for Health, 21(1), 1-12.

Zakumumpa, H., Kwiringira, J., Katureebe, C., & Spicer, N. (2023). Understanding Uganda’s early adoption of novel differentiated HIV treatment services: a qualitative exploration of drivers of policy uptake. BMC Health Services Research, 23(1), 1-14.

Paina, L., Rodriguez, D. C., Zakumumpa, H., Mackenzie, C., Ssengooba, F., & Bennett, S. (2023). Geographic prioritisation in Kenya and Uganda: a power analysis of donor transition. BMJ Global Health, 8(5), e010499.

Kiguba, R., Zakumumpa, H., Ndagije, H.B. et al. Facilitators and Barriers to Uptake of the Med Safety Mobile App for Adverse Drug Reaction Reporting by Health Workers in Uganda: A Qualitative Study. Drug Saf (2023).

Ssegujja, E., Namakula, J., Kabagenyi, A., Kyozira, C., Musila, T., Zakumumpa, H., & Ssengooba, F. (2023). The impact of donor transition on continuity of maternal and newborn health service delivery in Rwenzori sub-region of Uganda: a qualitative country case study analysis. Globalization and Health, 19(1), 1-16.

Manderson L, Chavarro D, Kaunda-Khangamwa B, Kagaha A, Zakumumpa H. Containing COVID-19 and the social costs on human rights in African countries. Humanit Soc Sci Commun. 2022;9(1):347. doi: 10.1057/s41599-022-01357-4. Epub 2022 Oct 3. PMID: 36212914; PMCID: PMC9528880.

Zakumumpa, H., Kiguba, R., Ndagije, H.B. et al. Patient experiences of sexual dysfunction after transition to dolutegravir-based HIV treatment in mid-Western Uganda: a qualitative study. BMC Infect Dis 22, 692 (2022).

Kiguba, R., Ndagije, H. B., Nambasa, V., Katureebe, C., Zakumumpa, H., Nanyonga, S. M., ... & Kitutu, F. E. (2022). Implementation of a peer support intervention to promote the detection, reporting and management of adverse drug reactions in people living with HIV in Uganda: a protocol for a quasi-experimental study. BMJ open, 12(5), e056039.

Zakumumpa, H., Kitutu, F. E., Ndagije, H. B., Diana, N. K., Ssanyu, J. N., & Kiguba, R. (2021). Provider perspectives on the acceptability and tolerability of dolutegravir-based anti-retroviral therapy after national roll-out in Uganda: a qualitative study. BMC Infectious Diseases, 21(1), 1-13.

Zakumumpa, H., Paina, L., Wilhelm, J. et al. The impact of loss of PEPFAR support on HIV services at health facilities in low-burden districts in Uganda. BMC Health Serv Res 21, 302 (2021).

Henry Zakumumpa, Joseph Rujumba, Woldekidan Amde, Respicius Shumbusho Damian, Everd Maniple, Freddie Ssengooba, Transitioning health workers from PEPFAR contracts to the Uganda government payroll, Health Policy and Planning, 2021;, czab077,

Zakumumpa, H., Tumwine, C., Milliam, K. et al. Dispensing antiretrovirals during Covid-19 lockdown: re-discovering community-based ART delivery models in Uganda. BMC Health Serv Res 21, 692 (2021).

Zakumumpa H, Makobu K, Ntawiha W, Maniple E (2021) A mixed-methods evaluation of the uptake of novel differentiated ART delivery models in a national sample of health facilities in Uganda. PLoS ONE 16(7): e0254214.

Qiu, M., Paina, L., Rodríguez, D.C. et al. Exploring perceived effects from loss of PEPFAR support for outreach in Kenya and Uganda. Global Health 17, 80 (2021).

Rebecca G. Kinney, Henry Zakumumpa, Joseph Rujumba, Kevin Gibbons, Anna Heard & Omar Galárraga (2021) Community-funded integrated care outreach clinics as a capacity building strategy to expand access to health care in remote areas of Uganda, Global Health Action, 14:1, DOI: 10.1080/16549716.2021.1988280

Balogun, F. M., Malele-Kolisa, Y., Nieuwoudt, S. J., Jepngetich, H., Kiplagat, J., Morakinyo, O. M., ... & Kaindoa, E. (2021). Experiences of doctoral students enrolled in a research fellowship program to support doctoral training in Africa (2014 to 2018): The Consortium for Advanced Research Training in Africa odyssey. PloS one, 16(6), e0252863.

Kwiringira, J. N., Kabumbuli, R., Zakumumpa, H., Mugisha, J., Akugizibwe, M., Ariho, P., & Rujumba, J. (2021). Re-conceptualizing sustainable urban sanitation in Uganda: why the roots of ‘Slumification’must be dealt with. BMC public health, 21(1), 1-12.

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.

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