Dr. Kenya is a pediatrician and a public health specialist. He holds a degree in medicine (MBchB) from Makerere University, Kampala; a Masters (M.Med) from Makerere University, Kampala; and a Masters Degree in Public Health (MPH) from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, USA; a Certificate in Clinical Epidemiology from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, USA. In addition to the above qualifications, he has undertaken courses in Uganda or outside in fields that are a direct impact on his work at various levels of his professional development. These include;
Health Management and Leadership; Results Oriented Management (ROM); Financial Management and Accounting for non-Financial Managers; Economic Approach to Human Resources development in the Health Sector; Management Skills Improvement; Strengthening Hospital Services; Disease surveillance and Epidemic Response; Disease specific training/workshops; diarrhoeal diseases, HIV/AIDS, Acute Respiratory Infections (ARI), Malaria.
In terms of Continuous Professional Development, because of the positions he held at Makerere University, Ministry of Health Uganda and Unicef (ESARO) at various times, he had opportunities to participate in several important International and local Conferences, Workshops and Meetings. In addition to 30 years health related development, these training courses have enabled him to have a deep knowledge and understanding of health systems in Africa especially East Africa and 22 Countries of Unicef Eastern and Southern African Region (ESAR).
By the time of retirement from Public Service on 1st. October 2011, he was serving as Acting Director General Health Services and substantive Director Health Services in charge of Clinical and Community Directorate, Ministry of Health, Uganda. He also acted as Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Health from February 2010 to July 2010.
He has worked for Government of Uganda in the Ministry of Health in several positions as detailed below, Makerere University, as a Lecturer in the Dept. of Pediatrics and child Health and for UNICEF, ESARO Office as a Senior Project Officer. Working for these three Institutions gave me the opportunity to understand and handle health related issues in a wider and different perspective: Academic, Government and UN. From October 2011 to July 2014 I was working with Malaria Consortium as a project manager for “Investing for the future: Mbale Malaria Control Project”.
Currently he is the Country Director of IMAI-IMCI Alliance in Uganda and a board member of Uganda Healthcare Federation.