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Sylvia Kiwuwa-Muyingo

African Population and Health Research Center
Research Scientist/Statistician
Dr. Sylvia Kiwuwa-Muyingo, is a Research Scientist/Statistician at African Population and Health Research Center. She has conducted in-depth methodological research and with a broad background in epidemiological research such as HIV and in the field of measurement and evaluation promoting equitable and responsible data access, use and sharing and currently using statistical modelling and data science analytical tools to develop robust data systems for evidence based informed decision making. She has keen interest in understanding disparities in health particularly in women’s wellbeing and gender responsive approaches throughout project life cycle to improve lives in our communities. She has experience in implementation science working with a team of experts and stakeholders to develop a set of clinical, equity tools and indicators within health facilities to assess the implementation of optimal strategies for the decentralization and roll out of antiretroviral therapy to lower healthcare settings in Uganda, Malawi and Zimbabwe. She has evaluated the decentralisation and task shifting of Health care including retention in care, recognising and addressing gaps identified in the care for women and children. In her previous role, she developed innovative methods for analyzing longitudinal data of patient adherence metrics particularly with application to resource limited settings. In 2016 she was selected on the UNICEF pool of global talent as a Statistician. She has proficient knowledge of health information systems from consultative work in analysing data from Open MRS and HMIS, and data on maternal and child mortality, eMTCT, breastfeeding practices and interventions to improve the uptake of healthcare services and retention in care particularly HIV/AIDS care.