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Olive Kobusingye is an accident and emergency surgeon and injury epidemiologist at the Injury Control Center, Makerere Medical School in Kampala, Uganda. She has experience in the design and implementation of injury surveillance systems in low income settings. Her special interest is in designing interventions for the prevention of traffic injuries. She has clinical experience in acute and emergency trauma care and is concerned with the development of appropriate training for clinical care of the injured in under-resourced settings.


Current positions: Director, Injury Control Center-Uganda from 1996; Lecturer, Department of Surgery, Makerere Medical School from 1999; and Secretary General, Injury Prevention Initiative for Africa from 1999.

Education: Master of Public Health (Epidemiology), State University of New York at Albany, 1995; Master of Medicine (Surgery), Makerere University, 1993; Master of Science, University of London (London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine), 1991; and Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery (MB ChB), Makerere University, 1987.

Collaborative research experience: Director of the Injury Control Center-Uganda, a research based initiative conducting applied research in injury prevention and control. Dr Kobusingye established the first hospital trauma registries in Sub-Saharan Africa. She is also Chair of the International Network for Clinical Epidemiology (INCLEN) Africa Injury Research Cluster, consisting of researchers from four African countries.