Our team of professionals is dedicated to providing care and support to people who are in need of our services.
The Kawempe Home Care Board is made up of a group of established business people who provide great support and guidance to our organisation.
Dr. Victor Musiime (MBChB, MMED, PhD) – Chairman
Dr Victor Musiime is a Paediatrician and since 2004 has been conducting clinical care and research among HIV-infected children. He is an Associate Professor at Makerere University, College of Health Sciences, Department of Paediatrics and Child Health, Kampala, Uganda; and an Investigator on various research protocols at Joint Clinical Research Centre, in Kampala. He has been on the Kawempe Home Care Board for the past 6 years and his experience particularly with children who are HIV-infected, provides valuable advice to our clinical teams.
Immaculate B. Owomugisha – Legal Counsel
Immaculate is a practicing Gender and Health Social Justice lawyer, working with Uganda Network on Law, Ethics and HIV/AIDS (UGANET) and is dedicated to advocating and promoting rights of vulnerable and marginalized people through litigating health-related rights abuses at national and regional levels. She has promoted Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights (SRHR) focusing on women living with HIV in Uganda. Immaculate’s work challenges criminalization of people living with HIV and coerced and forced sterilization.
She is an advocate for ending violence against women and girls. She is a member of International Steering Committee (ISC) of International Community of Women living with HIV (ICW), Board Treasurer – International Community of Women Living with HIV Eastern Africa (ICWEA).
Fatia Kiyange – Social Worker and Public Health Specialist
(MPH, Post graduate certificate in Health Protection, Master’s degree in Social Sector Planning and Management, BA Social Work and Social Administration).
Fatia, is currently the Deputy Executive Director of Center for Health, Human Rights and Development (CEHURD). She has 20 years’ experience in program development; leadership and management in the health and social service sectors at national, regional and global level. She has previously held leadership and management positions in non-governmental organisations operating at a regional and national level, including the African Palliative Care Association (APCA) and Hospice Africa Uganda. She is a strong advocate of access to social justice for the most vulnerable people and a passionate advocate for cancer care. Her public health and social work approach to health rights issues complement the legal approach of realizing social justice in health.
Fatia has served on Governance Boards at: Uganda Cancer Institute; Global Partners in Care in the USA; International Children’s Palliative Care Network; Palliative Care Association of Uganda; the National Association of Social Workers of Uganda and School Management Committees.
Juliet Naome Namusoke – Head of Finance Committee
(ACCA, BSc Accounting, Accounting Technician Certificate. Diploma in Business Management and Administration)
Juliet is currently the Finance Expert at Center for Health, Human Rights and Development Association. She has extensive experience in managing organisation’s financial resources, financial reporting to internal and external stakeholders, budgeting and auditing.
She is passionate about financial accountability and reporting which are very important in any organisation but particularly organisation’s that receive funding from external stakeholders.
Matovu William – Board Client Representative
William has a long and active association with KHC. He is currently working as an HIV Peer Educator with the Love to Love organisation. His focus is lifting up the lives of Ugandan youth, particularly those living with HIV.
He was born and living with HIV and is an HIV advocate, using social media to educate and give hope to people affected and infected with HIV. He has written a number of articles, presented at International conferences in South Africa (2017) and Nederland’s (2018) and more recently in 2020 he was a keynote speaker at an adherence conference in Uganda. In July 2018 he was inducted into the Love Superhero Hall of Gratitude for embodying creative change and social justice with every aspect of his life.
William was one of the early supporters of the U=U movement in Africa and uses every opportunity to share publicly the good news that people living with HIV who have an undetectable viral load will not pass HIV to their partners.
Fr. Mubangizi John Bosco – Religious Leader
(Higher Diploma in Marketing at Makerere University Business School (MUBS), Bachelors of Arts Philosophy from Uganda Martyrs University, Degree in Theology with focus on Pastoral theology in Tangaza College in Nairobi).
Father Mubangizi is currently the Assistant Parish Priest of Our Lady of Africa Mbuya Parish and in 2018 he was appointed the Provincial Bursar Comboni Missionaries Uganda. In 2011 he was ordinated as a priest in the Roman Catholic Church in the Institute of the Comboni Missionaries of the Sacred Heart of Jesus.
He has had extensive experience working with local schools and communities in Uganda and in other parts of East Africa.
Edith Aseku – Business and Corporate Affairs. (Advanced Diploma in Business Administration, Makerere University Business School, Bachelors of Arts in Community Leadership and Development from Uganda Christian University)
Rotarian Edith is an active business woman, entrepreneur and director of Vision Ten Investments club. She has a passion for trade and has been in the export business of fruits and green paper for the past 20 years and imports garments for the Ugandan markets. She has worked as an accountant for 4 years in Isingiro western Uganda.
Rtn. Edith is involved in Rotary and is the Club Secretary and fundraiser, she served Rotary Club of Kireka Movers as a Club Administrator and a Director of the Board. She is dedicated to mobilizing business, the community and members of the gym to support the less privileged children suffering from cancer.
Sarah Komugisha – Medical Services Manager & Board Member (Founders Representative)
Sarah’s family are health workers and her career path was formed early in her life. She is a founding member of KHC and at the time she joined KHC, she had a diploma in Mental Health and had just completed her training in Comprehensive HIV Care and was able to put to good use her skills in assisting people living with HIV/AIDS.
Sarah has a Bachelor of Nursing degree and completed a post graduate certificate in palliative care (Brookes university in UK). She is also a clinical instructor in HIV at the St John School of Nursing and Midwifery and is on the board of examiners with the Uganda Nurses and Midwifery Examination Board (UNMEB).
‘Working at KHC has made a big difference in my life. I like what I am doing and the work environment is good. Everyone is encouraged to share their views and opinions. I also like working with students and encouraging them to fulfil their potential.’
Kawempe Home Care is run by a dedicated team of experienced staff and community volunteers, many of whom are current clients.
We have a team of 50 staff and community volunteers and 1 international volunteer.
Dr. Samuel Guma – Co- Founder, Executive Director & Ex-officio Board Member.
(MB.ChB, MPH, Msc Palliative Medicine)
Dr. Guma was one of the founding members of Kawempe Home Care and played a major role in designing, planning, implementing and monitoring the program. He has a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery from Makerere University, a Masters in Public Health from University of Limpopo (South Africa) and a Masters in Palliative Medicine from Cardiff University (UK).
He has extensive experience in providing comprehensive care and support for people with HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and palliative care for patients with cancer. His expertise also includes; Program management, operational research, resources mobilisation, advocacy, project monitoring and evaluation and leadership.
Dr. Guma is currently the Chairperson of the Uganda Cancer Society, a member of the Palliative Care Association of Uganda, member of the Rotary club of Kampala Naguru and a member of KOBS rugby club.
‘I am passionate about increasing access to health care services for vulnerable people affected by HIV, Tuberculosis and cancer.’
Gerever Niwagaba – Program Manager & Ex-officio Board Member
(MPP, B.Ph, Dip Religious & Philosophical Studies)
Gerever is founding member of KHC and currently holds the position of Program Manager. He has extensive experience in the health care industry and has been involved in managing several large and small scale public health and social enterprise development projects over the years. He is a serving President of Wide Vision Investment Club Ltd, co founder and a member of the Board of Trustees St Mary’s College Kanungu, and a board member of the Palliative Care Association of Uganda (PCAU).
‘My colleagues have the spirit of doing whatever they can to provide our clients with support and care. Seeing clients who had lost hope, then get better and recover gives me joy and makes a great environment in which to work.’
Patricia Nafuna – Administration and Finance Manager
Having a passion for numbers was the sole reason Patricia ended up with a qualification in accounting and finance. She has extensive experience in this area and built her career, starting as a cashier and making her way through the ranks to where she is today.
‘Working with KHC has given me a whole new perspective with regards to a working environment: Apart from the professional relationship I have with my colleagues there is also a great personal relationships, team work is paramount and when you need assistance you are sure to get it.’
Alicitidia Tusiimemukama – Community & Social Support Manager
Alice is a qualified counsellor and has a Masters in NGO Management and is currently completing a Masters in Organisational Psychology. She is a founding member of KHC and has extensive experience in coordination and implementing community programs such as community health education and sensitization amongst high-risk groups and the Orphans & Vulnerable Children’s (OCV) programs. A key focus is managing and supporting the Community Volunteers who play a major role in the community’s relationship with KHC.
‘I enjoy the challenges and seeing children on our OVC education support program get the opportunity to have an education and then go onto a career, is very rewarding.’
Diana Nkurunziza – Head Quality Assurance Manager
(Master’s Business Administration Management, Bachelor of Business Computing and Information Systems Management)
Diana’s role is diverse and involves reporting to donors on projects they are supporting, reviewing projects and KHC programs for quality improvement and develop information management systems. She also supports KHC Advocacy for improved health care for Paediatric palliative care, HIV and TB patients.
‘I enjoy finding solutions to challenges and reviewing and improving quality assurance for our projects and programs. The variety provides me with the opportunity to also improve my skills.’
Namulwa Claire- Hostel Operations Manager
Claire has a diploma in Entrepreneurship and Business Management and a BSc in Business Administration. She joined KHC in 2012 as a data clerk but then held positions in Finance and the New Hope Children’s hostel. She is currently the Hostel Operations Manager. Claire has gained valuable experience in palliative care, customer care, coordination of projects, human resource management, communication, data management, Finance management, and Resource mobilization.
‘I love working with children and at the hostel it can be tough at times especially when children have been unable to get treatment early enough. However, the good times are seeing children get better and are then able to go back home. This work gives me the opportunity to serve and care for those vulnerable children in our community.’
KHC Community Volunteers