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Elizabeth Namukwaya

Head of the Mulago/Makerere Palliative Care Unit, Uganda

Elizabeth Namukwaya is a palliative care physician and honorary senior lecturer in the Department of Medicine at Makerere College of Health Sciences. She joined the institution in 2008. Her current roles include teaching medical students and post graduate students in palliative care, research in palliative care and patient care at the Mulago National Referral Hospital. Elizabeth has done qualitative research among patients at the end of life with advanced heart failure and tuberculosis and has participated in other research projects led by other members of the team looking at patients' palliative care needs at Mulago Hospital. She holds a master's degree of medicine in internal medicine from Makerere University and a Ph.D. from the University of Edinburgh.