We make a difference World-Over
Dr. Nicholas T. Kamara
Greetings from the MUST convocation, an association that brings together all graduates of MUST.
Our goal is to promote MUST as an institution of excellence that involves with its alumni all over the world.
We encourage network-building between alumni and other stakeholders who share our aim of developing MUST as the best science and technology university in the region.
at graduation, every graduate subscribes to the convocation association, by paying a convocation fee. Later, an annual subscription is given to help the association run.
We encourage our alumni to consider supporting our alma mater. As the chairperson convocation I work with an executive board that helps us meet our set goals. I am also a member of the university council, the top university management board that plans for the university, convocation is well represented. Currently I hold the position of Vice Chairperson university council. Our alma mater really matters. Succeed we MUST.
Memories come and go, but the life at MUST will forever stay, for this is a home away from home. Our Alma-Mater molds you to love what you do, be passionate and above all selfless service to any community.
The MUST alumni are ranking high at national and international level, taking up leadership, being frontiers of research and innovation.
Awards: The Alumni association choose to award the best students every graduation ceremony.
Environmental protection: These have gone ahead and joined the keep MUST nature and fresh campaign these have planted trees at both campuses.
Alumni dinners: These are held manually to meet and interact, build networks of all professionals far and wide.
Join me in congratulating some of the noble alumni since 1995.
MUST alumni making headlines
Mr. Collin Babirukamu
The National Information Technology Authority (NITA-U) has appointed Collin Babirukamu as its new Director E-government Services. He assumes office in January 2021. The National Information Technology Authority-Uganda (NITA-U) is an autonomous statutory body established under the NITA-U Act 2009, to coordinate and regulate Information Technology services in Uganda. NITA-U is under the general supervision of the Ministry of ICT and National Guidance. In his new role, Babirukamu will be responsible for coordination and providing leadership in planning, implementing, coordinating, overseeing and promoting e-Government initiatives in order to make government services available online to citizens, businesses and the public. A Computer Scientist by training, Mr. Babirukamu has over 7 years of senior management experience, most of it gained from the National Social Security Fund (NSSF) and Oracle Corporation East Africa.
Prof. Peter Waiswa is a MUST alumnus MBChB 1995 cohort. Currently he is a professor at Makerere University, School of Public Health. Prof. Waiswa has been appointed to the World Health Organisation (WHO) advisory group, an appointment that has elevated MUST’s strong hold for a firm foundation in the health profession at both national and international level. He has been part of many strategic policies and initiatives especially in the areas of maternal, newborn and child health. He is a leading African academic with over one hundred publications including books and book.. He is also part of advocacy efforts especially to advance maternal, newborn and child health in the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) era. These efforts have contributed to the UN’s Ending Preventable Maternal Death and Disability strategy and the Every Newborn Action Plan (ENAP) which are driving global policies with impact at scale up.
Prof. Peter Waiswa
Dr. Alenyo Annet Ngairano
Dr. Alenyo Annet Ngairano the new President of African Federation for Emergency Medicine (AFEM). While at MUST, Annet was the Secretary-Sports Union, Captain Ladies Table Tennis (2001-2006), GRC (2002-2005), Minster of Health (2003 -2004). Floor Secretary at the Ladies’ Flat for her 1st 3years in Medical School.
Dr. Alenyo is a practicing Emergency Physician, whose career has taken her from Medical School in Uganda to working in public and private facilities, training as an Emergency Physician in South Africa’s Public system and currently supporting Faculty at the EM Residency program at Makerere University in Uganda. She believes, “African Emergency healthcare can, should, and will be better”. Dr. Alenyo said during her term of office, she will be guided by the words of Nelson Mandela, “impossible only takes a little longer” Congratulations Dr. Alenyo for holding the MUST Flag so high. We wish you all the best in your career and as the president of AFEM.
Dr Kiwanuka Joseph Kyobe is the Vice president of the Association of anesthesiologist of Uganda. This brings together all anesthesiologist and intensivists worker around the country to up lift the standards of surgical care and develop the practice of Anesthesiology and critical care
He is a MUST Alumnus cohort 2006, Dr. Kiwanuka is Lecturer and a senior research at Mbarara University of Science & Technology.
Dr Kiwanuka Joseph Kyobe
Jacqueline Nalubowa is currently a Senior Auditor, Inspections at Premier Research in England, the United Kingdom since January 2020. She has previously worked at Syneos Health as the Quality Assurance Auditor II for 3months, Simbec-Orion as the Quality Assurance Executive for 3years and 10months, at Hammersmith Medicines Research Limited as the Senior Clinical Research Nurse and Quality Coordinator for 7years and 3months and at Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI), Kampala, Uganda as the Clinical Trial Coordinator & Nurse Practitioner & Nurses Training Coordinator for 3years.
She holds an MSc in Public Health from the University of York, a Certificate of Personal & Professional Development, Clinical Pharmacology Practice from the University of West London, an Overseas Nurses Accreditation from the University of Lincoln and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BScN) from Mbarara University of Science & Technology.
Jacqueline has 15 years of diverse experience in clinical research. She has conducted first in man, phase I & II clinical trials. Been involved in screening trial subjects, clinical trial set up, generation & maintenance of trial-specific source documents including the TMF, managing clinical trials as project lead, processing basic & complex laboratory samples & shipment, IMP management, performing basic & complex trial procedures, staff training in ICH GCP E6 & in performing complex trial processes, quality control, and auditing; including hosting MHRA inspections. Her specialist therapeutic areas: are Respiratory and Infectious Diseases (HIV/AIDS).
Dr. Emmy Okello an interventional cardiologist at Uganda Heart Institute. By :AT Team
A Ugandan doctor has been awarded a prestigious United States (US) award for his role in the treatment of heart diseases.. Dr. Emmy Okello, an interventional cardiologist at the Uganda Heart Institute (UHI), has been recognized by the American College of Cardiology for advancing the field of Rheumatic heart disease and interventional cardiology in Uganda.
This was announced on Friday by Dr John Omagino, the executive director UHI. Africa Tembelea has learnt that, Dr. Okello was nominated by Prof. Daniel Simon, a senior cardiologist in the US, and seconded by Dr. Omagino, colleagues from Kenya and the US as well as several individuals from the Pan African Society of Cardiology.
“I have been a cardiologist since 2013 but the award of a fellow of American College of Cardiology is really the highest level of recognition in the field of Cardiovascular medicine,” Dr Okello said.
Adding that, “We deserve this award because as UHI, we have innovated a lot in advancing care for children and young adults with rheumatic heart disease not only for open heart surgeries but also intervention in pinhole surgeries to open damaged and closed heart valves.”