Kananura Rornald Muhumuza

Kananura Rornald Muhumuza

Postdoctoral Research Scientist

ABOUT Kananura Rornald Muhumuza

Kananura has joined the APHRC as a postdoctoral research scientist under the Countdown 2030 initiative. In this role, he collaborates with researchers at the Center to assist African countries in generating subnational-level estimates for Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, Child, and Adolescent Health indicators. His work is vital in evaluating and advancing these countries’ progress towards achieving global health commitments.

He holds a Ph.D. in International Development from the London School of Economics and Political Science, focusing on child health and mortality in resource-poor settings. He did his two-year postdoctoral research fellowship at Makerere University School of Public Health. He has over 10 years of experience in population health and implementation research in sub-Saharan Africa and has developed expertise in population health measurements, impact evaluation, geospatial statistics, and econometrics modeling. He also taught graduate courses and supervised graduate students at Makerere University. Additionally, he has been extensively involved in various projects as a senior expert in methodology and quantitative data analysis, including serving as the lead quantitative analyst for the World Bank Uganda Human Capital Development and Growth Review Core Team.  

Kananura’s passion is defined by his commitment to advancing global health research and making meaningful contributions to the population and health research. He is particularly enthusiastic about addressing critical health challenges in Africa through data science and nurturing the next generation of health researchers in sub-Saharan Africa.