About Us

Mission:

To empower and support communities in Africa by providing comprehensive public health services, education, and advocacy, ensuring healthier and more resilient populations.

Vision:

To create a future where every community in Africa has access to quality health care, education, and resources, leading to improved health outcomes and enhanced quality of life.

Meet Our Director- A Master of Public Health

David Serunjogi is the esteemed Director of Public Health Corps Africa, bringing a wealth of experience and expertise to the organization. With many years of dedicated service in the field of public health, David has established himself as a leading figure in medical research and public health advocacy.

His time at the Medical Research Council/Uganda Virus Research Institute and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine has laid a strong foundation for his impactful leadership at Public Health Corps Africa. Under his guidance, the organization continues to make significant strides in improving health outcomes and empowering communities across the Country.

Professional Background:

David Serunjogi’s illustrious career began with his extensive work at the Medical Research Council/Uganda Virus Research Institute and London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (MRC/UVRI and LSHTM). During his tenure, he played a pivotal role in contributing to groundbreaking research on NCDs contributing significantly to the understanding and management of NCDs in Africa.

His interest in contributing to the control of the growing burden of NCDs in Africa particularly focusing on designing public health interventions aimed at improving the quality of life among infected people, and delaying the new infections of Diabetes and Hypertension in Africa. His current work is focusing on understanding the challenges that come with transforming the available public health information and evidence into practice among people infected with Diabetes and Hypertension in Africa and designing well-tailored interventions. He has trained in 1). Biomedical Laboratory Technology, and 2). Public Health-Health Promotion from the Faculty of Health Sciences at Uganda Martyrs University, 3). Fundamentals of Implementation Science from the University of Washington, 4). Introduction to Hypertension Research, and 5). Fundamentals of Epidemiology and biostatistics for Hypertension Research from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, the National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR), in collaboration with Initiative to Develop African Research Leaders Leaders, the Pan African Society of Cardiology, the Kenyan Cardiac Society, and Science for Africa Foundation.

Leadership at Public Health Corps Africa:

As the Director of Public Health Corps Africa, David Serunjogi leverages his extensive experience to lead the organization in its mission to improve health outcomes and enhance the quality of life for communities across Africa. Under his visionary leadership, Public Health Corps Africa has expanded its programs and initiatives, focusing on areas such as:

  1. Community Health Education: Promoting health literacy and empowering individuals with the knowledge to make informed health decisions.
  2. Disease Prevention and Control: Implementing evidence-based interventions to prevent and manage infectious and chronic diseases.
  3. Maternal and Child Health: Ensuring the health and well-being of mothers and children through comprehensive care programs.
  4. Nutrition and Wellness: Advancing nutrition education and promoting healthy lifestyles.
  5. Mental Health: Raising awareness and providing support for mental health issues within communities.
  6. Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH): Improving access to clean water and sanitation facilities.

David’s commitment to evidence-based practice and community engagement has driven the success of these initiatives, leading to measurable improvements in public health across the regions served by Public Health Corps Africa.

Vision and Impact:

David Serunjogi’s vision for Public Health Corps Africa is rooted in the belief that sustainable health improvements can only be achieved through collaborative efforts and a holistic approach to health care. He advocates for strong partnerships between local communities, governments, and international organizations to create resilient health systems capable of addressing current and future health challenges.

His leadership is characterized by a deep commitment to social justice, equity, and inclusivity, ensuring that the benefits of public health interventions reach the most vulnerable and underserved populations.

The David Serunjogi Approach

Under David’s leadership, Public Health Corps Africa actively seeks and maintains partnerships with leading research institutions and organizations. These collaborations facilitate access to cutting-edge research and provide opportunities for joint initiatives that enhance the organization’s capacity to address complex public health challenges. By working closely with these entities, Public Health Corps Africa incorporates innovative solutions and methodologies into its programs.

 

"To Communities with Communities"

At Public Health Corps Africa, our slogan, “To Communities with Communities,” reflects our commitment to collaborative and inclusive public health initiatives. We believe that meaningful change comes from working alongside the communities we serve. By partnering directly with local populations, we ensure that our programs are culturally relevant, sustainable, and effective. Together, we address health challenges, promote wellness, and empower individuals, fostering a collective effort to improve quality of life. Our approach is rooted in respect, understanding, and mutual support, striving to build healthier, stronger communities from within.

The Picture is for the Pioneer group of people for the Community Health Education Program. It was taken on Nov 25, 2023 at Nakigalala Village, Kajjansi Town Council in Central Uganda.

We Work with the available Structures. Thanks to the Ministry of Health

At Public Health Corps Africa, we are dedicated to enhancing community health by working in close collaboration with the structures established by the Ministry of Health, extending our efforts to the village level. Our initiatives align with national health policies and strategies, ensuring seamless integration and support for existing healthcare frameworks. By partnering with local health departments, community health workers, and village leaders, we are able to implement effective, sustainable health interventions that are responsive to the specific needs of each community. This cooperative approach strengthens health systems and promotes comprehensive, grassroots health improvements across the regions we serve.

Height of the VHT being Measured by Staff of PHCA during a workshop conducted in the community.
The Director, VHT, Clinican, and the NCD incharge of Kajjansi Health Centre IV. Picture taken after community work.
A Village Health Team member measures a community member's height to monitor growth and ensure accurate health assessments.