The “Meet MGH Global Health Series” spotlights the passionate, diverse members of our global health team at home and abroad who believe everyone, everywhere has a right to good health.

Meet MGH Global Health: Annet Kembabazi, MSC.

Annet Kembabazi, MSC

Annet Kembabazi, MSC

Today we introduce Annet Kembabazi, MSC!

Kembabazi is the senior program manager of the Mass General Hospital-Mbarara University of Science and Technology (MUST) Global Health Collaborative (GHC). She joined the program in 2006 as a project assistant and in the 15 years since has risen up the ranks the program into her current position. She holds a degree in education from Makerere University, a diploma in Project Planning and Management from MUST, and a master’s degree in Educational Psychology from Mbarara University.

What does your day-to-day work look like? 

My daily tasks revolve around management of activities overseen by the Global Health Collaborative.

I manage weekly administration meetings and support departmental partnerships in different areas [like] adult and pediatric oncology, gynecology oncology, pathology, emergency medicine, and nursing. I support Mbarara Regional Referral Hospital (MRRH) as they try to implement COVID-19 budgets. I support the Mbarara grants office with financial reports regarding MUST Kayanja fellowships, First Mile scholarships, and other programs that require additional training in finances. And I ensure that both our expats and project staff are updated with safety security concerns in the country by keeping in touch with them.

I basically support all components of the GHC that revolve around research, education, clinical care, innovation and program implementation.

What do you love about the collaboration between the GHC and MGH Global Health?

I like the equity and inclusiveness that exists between MGH and GHC. We are always on the same page in terms of what is being done and we work as a family.

What are your hopes for the future of the collaboration? 

My hope is to see the collaboration grow to attract more funders, provide more support in terms of research capacity building, see more researchers from both ends win grants, and see both MRRH and MUST sustain themselves financially and academically.

What do you like to do in your free time?

I like being with family during my free time, I also like being with friends, reading, and dancing.

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