Dr. Eric Stephen Lugada, a medical epidemiologist and senior public health physician with 26 years of experience managing national public health programs, is the Chief of Party for the MSH-led USAID/Strengthening Supply Chain Systems (SSCS) Activity in Uganda. Prior to joining us, he was the Program Director for the University Research Council (URC)-Uganda Department of Defense HIV/AIDS Prevention Program, Director for the URC–USAID ASSIST project in Uganda, and Country Director, Axios Foundation, Inc. for Sudan and Nigeria.
Dr. Lugada is an HIV and AIDS and TB subject matter expert who has directed the implementation of transformational programs that advance health system strengthening and effective and efficient health care delivery across Sub-Saharan Africa, including Kenya, Nigeria, Sudan, Uganda, and Tanzania. He has extensive experience in restructuring medical supply chain operations to increase citizens’ access to quality medicines and health care. Dr. Lugada is also an external examiner for Post Graduate Programs at the Makerere University, School of Public Health.
He holds a Ph.D in Medical Epidemiology from the University of Bergen, Norway, and a Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery degree (M.B.Ch.B) from Makerere University.