Benjamin Binagwa is a public health and health promotion specialist with over 25 years’ experience in the delivery of health services and public health programs in eastern and southern Africa. His expertise is in supporting public health through evidence-informed programming, and the design and delivery of targeted and sustainable quality preventive and curative services to underserved communities.
Mr. Binagwa currently serves as the Chief of Party for the USAID’s Act to End NTDs I East program in Uganda, a global flagship initiative to help endemic countries fight neglected tropical diseases (NTDs). Previously, Mr. Binagwa served as Resident Program Advisor for USAID’s ENVISION project, led by RTI International, where he led a team that supported Uganda’s Ministry of Health to achieve incredible gains toward the elimination of trachoma and lymphatic filariasis.
Mr. Binagwa has expertise in public health program/project design and management; disease surveillance and the use of data for strategic decision-making, including advocacy and policy development; generating effective community participation in disease prevention and treatment; and targeted behavior-change communications through people-centered approaches. He has worked to improve performance management and executive leadership via sound partnerships and respect for individual and group contributions, from intervention design and implementation to monitoring and evaluation.