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Education and Training

Doctor of Public Health (Health Leadership, Policy and Management)     

The Gillings Global School of Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

North Carolina U.S.A (2012 – 2015)

Dissertation topic: Using a Learning Collaborative to Implement Patient-Centered Medical Homes in the State of Maryland: What are Facilitators and Barriers? Degree awarded August 4, 2015                                                                              

Master of Public Health in Health Economics                                                                                                

University of Cape Town, South Africa (2001 – 2002)

Dissertation Topic: Equity implications in the public-private mix health resources distribution: A Case of Kampala District, Uganda. Degree awarded in December 2002

                                                                       

Master of Business Administration         

Makerere University, Kampala Uganda (1995 – 1997)

Dissertation topic: Benchmarking in manufacturing industry in Uganda. Degree awarded January 1999                                                                                                         

 

Post Graduate Diploma in Industrial Project Cycle Management                                         

Maastricht School of Management, Netherlands (1998)

 

Bachelor of Pharmacy with Honors                                                                                 

Makerere University, Kampala Uganda (1989 – 1993)

Degree awarded in January 1994                                                                                                                                                                      

 

Biosketch

Dr. Deus Bazira is an Assistant Professor of Medicine and the founding Director of Center for International Health, Education and Biosecurity (CIHEB) within the Institute of Human Virology under the School of Medicine. He oversees strategy development, business development, center corporate development, partnership development, center program operations and human capital development. He is responsible for program revenue generation, program growth, expansion and diversification under the center.  The Center employs more than 300 staff and faculty based at HQ and in the field in different countries. The Center’s budget in 2017 is more than $60 Million. Dr. Bazira’s responsibility includes managing multi-country HIV prevention, care, and treatment and several education, research and institutional strengthening programs in several countries including Botswana, Haiti, Kenya, Nigeria, Rwanda, Tanzania and Zambia. Currently, programs under CIHEB provide care and support to more than 500,000 people living with HIV and other related illnesses in several countries. DR. Bazira tenure at UMB has included various assignments including more recently as Managing Director for Global Health under the multi-campus Office for Global Initiatives (from June 2010 – May 2013) and has been since 2010 Vice President for Maryland Global Initiatives Corporation – an affiliate of UMB that serves as an administrative and compliance platform for implementation of UMB programs outside the USA – a position he still holds.

Dr. Bazira has more than 20 years of experience in global health and health systems strengthening with field working experience in more than 15 countries spanning health policy development, health sector regulation, public health programming, pharmaceutical policy and market development, health financing focusing on health insurance markets and performance based financing, patient-centered primary care systems development, health care improvement solutions   and implementation science research.

Earlier on, Dr. Bazira worked as a Senior Lecturer in health economics at the University of Cape Town’s Health Economics Unit in the School of Public Health and Family Medicine where he also managed the premier Oliver Tambo Health Leadership & Management Fellowship Program co-implemented by South Africa Government’s Department of Health. He has undertaken research in public-private mix issues in health, private health insurance, health financing under decentralized systems, pharmaceutical regulation, hospital governance and efficiency. Current research interests include diffusion of health innovations with a particular focus on implementation of Patient-Centered Medial Home (PCMH) in the USA and its implications in resource-limited settings. He is also involved in ongoing research focused on efficient models for delivery of primary care services in resource-limited settings. His other experience includes management and consulting work in health governance and pharmaceutical industry in Uganda, South Africa, Zambia, Kenya, Nigeria, Malawi, China and India. Other public health work has included management of a social marketing program in Uganda that was responsible for introduction of Insecticide Treated Nets (ITNs) in the country for prevention of malaria and was Secretary General & President of the Uganda Pharmaceutical Society and Chair of the Pharmacy Council – organizations that regulate pharmacy practice in the country. More recently he was a consultant at Results for Development (R4D), a Washington DC based policy, consulting and research non-profit that focuses on international development issues. His consulting focus was on health market innovations and analytics under the Center for Health Market Innovations and AIDS financing work that included supporting the Global Fund for Fighting TB, AIDS and Malaria (GFATM) to develop more effective counterpart financing strategies.

Dr. Bazira holds a Doctorate in Public Health (Leadership, Policy and Management) from the Gillings Global School of Public Health at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (where he was also a distinction recipient of the Arthur B. Holzworth Endowed Scholarship in Health Leadership in 2013), Master of Public Health degree in Health Economics from University of Cape Town, South Africa, a Master of Business Administration in Corporate Strategy and Bachelor of Pharmacy degree with honors, both from Makerere University, Uganda and a post-graduate Diploma with distinction in Industrial Project Cycle Management from Maastricht School of Management, Maastricht Netherlands.

Research/Clinical Keywords

Primary care reform; Innovations in health care delivery and impact on health outcomes; HIV/AIDS; Global health; Health care financing and affordability; Health care quality improvement

Highlighted Publications

  1. Rao P, Gabre-Kidan T, Mubangizi BD, and Sulzbach S (2011). Leveraging the Private Health Sector to Enhance HIV/AIDS Services Delivery in Low and Middle-Income Countries. AIDS Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes, August 1, 2011 (57): S116-S119

  2. Claassen CW, Hachaambwa L, Phiri D, Watson D, Patel D, Bositis CM, Bositis A, Mubangizi D, Redfield R, Mwaba P and Sheneberger R: The Arc of Human Immunodeficiency Virus Capacity Development: Insights from a Decade of Partnership for Medical Education in Zambia. Am J Trop Med Hygiene. 2017 Feb 6. pii: 16-0666
  3. Mubangizi BD (2015). Using Learning Collaborative to Implement Patient-Centered Medical Home in the State of Maryland: What are Barriers and Facilitators? University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC USA, Dissertations, 2015.

Additional Publication Citations

  1. Kyomuhangi LB and Mubangizi BD (2005): Expenditure review and financing projection for HIV/AIDS services in Uganda; A Report prepared for the Global Fund on AIDS, TB, Malaria (GFATM, Uganda Office)
  2. McLeod HD, Mubangizi BD, Rothberg A and Fish T (2003), The Impact of Prescribed Minimum Benefits on the Affordability of Contributions: Centre for Actuarial Research. A report prepared for the Council for Medical Schemes, Pretoria RSA
  3. McLeod HD, Rothberg A, Pels L, Mubangizi BD and Fish T (2003), The Costing of the Proposed Chronic Disease List Benefits in the South African Medical Schemes in 2001. : Centre for Actuarial Research. A report prepared for the Council for Medical Schemes, Pretoria, RSA
  4. Fish T, McLeod HD, Rothberg A, Eekhout, Pels L, Innocenzi R and Mubangizi BD (2003) The Costing of Existing Prescribed Minimum Benefits in South African Medical Schemes in 2001. Centre for Actuarial Research. A report prepared for the Council for Medical Schemes, Pretoria, RSA
  5. Okorafor O, Mubangizi BD, Thomas S (2003), Local Government Financing Project: Case Study of Alfred Nzo District. Health Economics Unit, University of Cape Town
  6. Mubangizi BD, Okorafor O, Thomas S (2003), Local Government Financing Project: Sub-District Equity Analysis – A Case Study of Thabo Mofutsanyane District, Free State Province, South Africa. Health Economics Unit, University of Cape Town
  7. Muheki C, Mubangizi BD and Kyomuhangi LS (2004), Multi-Country Report on Monitoring Commitments made in Abuja Declaration on HIV/AIDS, TB and Malaria. A report for Action Aid International.
  8. Mubangizi BD (2004), Development of Business Cases for Revitalization of Pelonomi Regional Hospital, Free State Province, South Africa. A report for the Department of Health, Free State Province, South Africa.
  9. Mubangizi BD (2004), Development of Business Cases for Revitalization of Dihlabeng Regional Hospital, Free State Province, South Africa. A report for the Department of Health, Free State Province, South Africa.
  10. Mubangizi BD and Sule A (2004), Public-private Partnership in Drug Procurement and Supply: Benue State Nigeria. A Consultancy report for Partnership for Transforming Health Systems Program of DFID.
  11. Mubangizi BD (2004), Development of Business Cases for Revitalization of National District Hospital, Free State Province, South Africa. A report for the Department of Health, Free State Province, South Africa
  12. Mubangizi BD (2003), “Equity Implications in the Public-private Mix: Findings from Uganda.” 4th iHEA World Congress: Global Health Economics – Bridging Research and Reforms: San Francisco June 2003
  13. Mubangizi BD and McLeod H (2005): Essential Hospital Care and Chronic Medication Benefits and their Effect on Affordability of Medical Insurance Contributions in South Africa: International Health Economics Conference (iHEA), Barcelona July 2005.
  14. 14.           Rehnberg C and Mubangizi BD (2005): Regulation and International Diffusion of Pharmaceuticals: the case of Uganda and South Africa: International Health Economics Association (iHEA) Conference, Barcelona 2005.
  15. Mubangizi BD (2007); Global Health Initiatives Scale-Up and Its Effect on Private Health Institutional Systems Capacity: Selected Cases from Nigeria: abstract accepted for the International Health Economics Association (iHEA) conference, Copenhagen, Denmark July 2007
  16. Mubangizi BD (2010): Public Stewardship to Optimize Private Sector Participation in Health, International AIDS Society Meeting, Vienna Austria

 

Grants and Contracts

Principal Investigator

 

  1. Project Title: PACT– Co-Ag Number: NU2GGH001962-01-00 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Funding Period – 09/30/2016 to 09/29/2021. Funding: $37,968,250; Implementation Site: Kenya.
  2. Project Title: REACH – Co-Ag Number: NU2GGH001950-01-00 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Funding Period – 09/30/2016 to 09/29/2021. Funding: $18,100,000; Implementation Site: Tanzania
  3. Project Title: FEDISA Co-Ag Number: GH002070  - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Funding Period - 04/01/2017-03/31/22: Implementation Site: Botswana
  4. Project Title: PACE KAMILISHA - Co-Ag Number: NU2GGH002025-01: GH16-1624: Building Capacity for Human Resources for Health in HIV/AIDS in the Republic of Kenya under the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief

 

Co-Principal Investigator

 

1.         AID-623-A-12-00015  Manyonyi (PI)              03/15/2012-12/31/2017                       USAID/AMREF APHIAplus IMARISHA Project in Kenya

The goal of this project is to increase the demand for and availability of an integrated package of quality high-impact interventions at facility levels in the individual counties of Marsarbit, Isiolo, Samburu, Garissa and Tana River (Bazira – Co-PI).  

 

2.         U2G GH000095-02      Mecha (PI)                               09/30/2011-09/29/2016CDC/University of Nairobi, Central Province Response Integration, Strengthening & Sustainability Project (CRISSP)

The goal of this project is to provide technical assistance to implementing partners by supporting the development and implementation of a technical assistance strategy to address gaps identified by the needs assessment. (Bazira: Co-PI)

 

3.         U2- PACE  Redfield (PI)

DHHS/CDC       04/01/15- 03/31/2020                                                   $24,500,000          

Partnership for Advanced Clinical Education (PACE) Botswana

This grant recently awarded provide technical assistance and advanced clinical education to country of Botswana with overall goal of increasing countries overall capacity to operationalize board ARV treatment to all person with HIV infection country as strategy for HIV epidemic control and prevention (treatment as prevention) (Bazira: Co-PI)

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