Posts Tagged ‘2005 Former Trainees’

Quality of care in contraceptive services provided to young people in two Ugandan districts: a simulated client study

Friday, October 11th, 2013

Constraints and prospects for contraceptive service provision to young people in Uganda: providers’ perspectives

Friday, October 11th, 2013

Congratulations to ’05 FABTP Alum Gorrette K. Nalwadda!

Wednesday, April 25th, 2012

FABTP would like to congratulate Dr. Gorrette Nalwadda (FABTP 05) for successfully completing her PhD!

Dr. Nalwadda – faculty at Makerere University College of Health Sciences, Uganda –  applied her FABTP training to teach bioethics and research ethics to nurses and midwives in Uganda. Her work expanded academically as she pursued a PhD in the Karolinska Institute/Makerere University joint PhD program, with a focus on Reproductive Health and Reproductive Rights.

To read more about Dr. Nalwadda’s dissertation, visit: Contraceptive Use Among Young People in Uganda: Exploration of obstacles, enablers, and quality of services

More information about Dr. Nalwadda can be found in her biosketch.

Persistent High Fertility in Uganda: young people recount obstacles and enabling factors to use of contraceptives

Friday, July 8th, 2011

Dr. Gorrette Nalwadda

Friday, February 25th, 2011

Dr. Nalwadda is working as an Assistant Lecturer with the Department of Nursing, Faculty of Medicine, at the Makerere University in Kampala, Uganda. Dr. Nalwadda completed her BSc in Nursing, MSc in Population and Reproductive Health, and PhD at the Karolinska Institute/Makerere University joint PhD program with a focus on Reproductive Health and Reproductive Rights. Dr. Nalwadda is a member of the research and ethics committee in the Faculty of Medicine, she supervises undergraduate proposal development and dissertations, and she co-teaches courses in Research Methodology and Professional Ethics in Nursing. She is currently leading the graduate program in the Department of Nursing and exploring options for post-doctoral work.

Dr. Nalwadda’s interest in bioethics comes from her recognition of gaps currently existing in operationalizing the principles of informed consent, confidentiality, and privacy. She has concerns about the extent to which they are actually followed in developing countries such as Uganda, and recognizes the need for particular safeguards when marginalized groups are included in research.

Dr. Nalwadda’s main areas of research interest are in reproductive health, fertility regulation, continuing medical education, information availability on HIV/AIDS and its application, and perceptions of adolescent reproductive health.

Mr. Nalwadda intends to use the JHU-Fogarty African Bioethics Training Program to gain sound scientific background in bioethics, to enhance her personal capacity to conduct quality research, to provide ethics training of trainers’ workshops for colleagues, and to advocate for the establishment of short-term courses in bioethics at the Makerere University.

To contact Dr. Gorrette Nalwadda, email:

Dr. Fraction Dziinjalamala

Friday, February 25th, 2011

Dr. Dzinjalamala is currently a lecturer in Clinical Pharmacology, and Medicinal Chemistry at the College of Medicine, University of Malawi. Dr Dzinjalamala received his B.S.c in Chemistry from the University of Malawi, his PhD in pharmacology from the University of Cape Town, South Africa and his M.S.c in clinical pharmacology from the University of Glasgow, UK. He is also a member of the College of Medicine Research and Ethics Committee at the University of Malawi.  Dr. Dzinjalamala’s interest in research ethics arises mainly from being faced with the challenge of helping prospective study subjects understand the nature, risks, and benefits of a particular study. This challenge became particularly poignant to Dr. Dzinjalamala, when at a meeting on Good Clinical Practices, participants (nurses, clinicians or scientists) failed to raise their hands when asked, “How many of you would allow your child to participate in the drug trials that we are conducting?” For Dr. Dzinjalamala, this incident raised the question of whether biomedical scientists are operating within the realms of justice and beneficence towards the patients participating in studies, based on the controversial claim that the patients have had access to an informed consent process.

Adherence to intermittent preventive treatment for malaria in pregnancy

Wednesday, September 8th, 2010

Ms. Joseline Bruce

Tuesday, July 12th, 2005

Ms. Bruce is currently working as a Research Assistant for the Malaria Project, at the School of Public Health (SPH), University of Ghana, where she completed her B.Sc. studies in Nutrition and Biochemistry. Ms. Bruce has research experience in the measurement and analysis of data on nutrition and health, diagnosis of Malaria infection, and monitoring anti-malaria treatments. She has also held key positions of trust with Church organizations.

Ms. Bruce’s interest in research ethics also stems from her experiences with the malaria project she works on. She realized that when dealing with communities, individuals, and their blood samples, many ethical concerns arise that do not necessarily have direct and easy solutions. She also attends meetings where MPH students present their project proposals. At one such meeting, she found herself dissatisfied with how conclusions were drawn over critical ethical dilemmas.

Ms. Bruce’s future goals in research ethics include being a public health researcher, lecturer, and coordinator of activities in health-based institutions in a morally upright manner.

Ms. Bruce hopes that the JHU-Fogarty African Bioethics training program will give her the necessary skills to provide expert advice on bioethical issues arising from projects implemented by the SPH, and to serve as a peer trainer in the field of ethics for her colleagues and students at the university.

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