APHRC mourns the loss of Dr. Pauline Bakibinga

August 1, 2022

The APHRC family is saddened by the sudden death of one of our own, Dr. Pauline Bakibinga. 

An Associate Research Scientist at the African Population and Health Research Center, Pauline was always motivated by a desire to learn more while doing her small part in making the world a better place. Since she joined the Center in  March 2013, her focus had been on  health systems research, working with different communities and policy actors to improve healthcare provision in underserved populations . 

“Pauline loved improving  the health of our people, and participated in several community improvement activities. She was also politically engaged and had some strong opinions about bad leadership on the continent. She despised mediocrity and was a proud doctor! We will miss you Paula. Rest in peace.”- Dr. Abdhalah Ziraba, Head of Health and Systems for Health Unit, APHRC. 

“Pauline was a wonderful person, reserved, witty, and an extraordinary mentor. She maintained links with her Alma mater, Mbarara University in Uganda, supporting upcoming scientists in their careers. At APHRC, she led the research on Digital Health where she developed tools for decision-support in healthcare. She only recently received the 2022 Tumani Corrah Prize for Excellence.” – Dr. Catherine Kyobutungi, Executive Director, APHRC

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of Dr. Bakibinga during this time. May the memories of Pauline help you find peace and comfort.