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: Stephen Asiimwe MBChB, MS, DrPH.
Dr. Stephen Asiimwe
Dr. Asiimwe is the Program Director of the Mbarara University of Science and Technology (MUST) Global Health Collaborative (GHC), Uganda, an institutional partnership between MUST and the MGH Center for Global Health. He has earned degrees from Makerere University in Kampala, Uganda, Case Western Reserve University Ohio and from the University of Georgia, U.S. We asked Dr. Asiimwe several questions about his role, his perspectives on global health, and the collaboration between MRRH and CGH.
What does your day-to-day work look like?
My day-to-day is a Plan-Listen-Meet-Communicate-Attend-Address-Do-Solve kind of global health engagement. I am involved with a lot of global health programs and research projects who can face daily challenges. I complete them by listening to concerned collaborating partners and work teams to understand the issues and then suggest some workable solutions.
What do you love about the collaboration between GHC and CGH?
It is a maturing partnership full of wonderful hardworking people in Uganda and the U.S. who genuinely want to see a change for the better health of their individual patients and the communities and societies they work in.
What are your hopes for the future of the collaboration?
More meaningful and tangible outcomes that will be resourceful to all partners locally and globally. We are already reaping fruits from some of these investments in advanced medical training, collaborative research, clinical service enhancements, and medical innovations.
What do you like to do in your free time?
I like to play some sports (soccer and tennis especially), read non-medical books and to travel.
Where is a place you enjoy spending time?
In a nature park wandering around interacting with the natural environment.