Turkey and Syria earthquake: evidence-based innovations and guidance for acute crisis response.

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Dr Gloria Seruwagi is faculty at Makerere University and Team Leader at the Centre for Health and Social Economic Improvement (CHASE-i). She has over 15 years’ experience in policy and health systems; working with disadvantaged, vulnerable and/or marginalised (DVM) populations; Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, Child, Adolescent Health and Nutrition (RMNCAH+N).

Dr Seruwagi is a behavioural scientist with graduate training in public health. After her undergraduate degree from Makerere University, she completed the MSc. Public Health for Development (formerly Public Health in Developing Countries) at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) and immediately enrolled on the taught component of the Doctor of Public Health (DrPH), also at LSHTM, before embarking on a PhD at the University of Huddersfield.

Dr Seruwagi has worked mostly on community-based programmes in humanitarian and development contexts within the Great Lakes Region. She has led or supported the design, implementation and evaluation of multiple interventions in Protection including SGBV/VAC/VAW, SRH including HIV/AIDS, MNCH, Nutrition, WASH, adolescents and youth, quality improvement and system strengthening. She has conducted multiple training and capacity strengthening initiatives for professionals like healthworkers, social workers, nutritionists and M&E specialists. She works with key multisectoral, multi-level stakeholders in the social and health sector including government departments, the private sector, civil society, development partners and UN bodies. In addition to Uganda, Dr Seruwagi’s work has covered different countries including Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), South Sudan, Ethiopia, Malawi, Bangladesh and the UK.

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