Nankanja Ruth Mukiibi
Executive Director Sickle Cell Association, Uganda
Nankanja Ruth Mukiibi is a 49 year old female Ugandan citizen living with sickle cell disease. A teacher by profession and hold a B.A (Education) degree from Makerere University.
She is the Founder/ Executive Director Sickle Cell Association of Uganda. Among others, she has been board member at The Academy for Health Innovation, Infectious Disease Institute representing community perspective; board member of the School of Biomedical Sciences Research and Ethics Committee, Makerere University Kampala; member technical working committee for Non-communicable diseases Ministry of Health Uganda (MOH), and Member National Steering committee for Sickle Cell Disease, MoH.
Over the years she has participated on the core national planning teams of Ministry of Health namely, technical working committee for non- communicable diseases. She has also been on the national sickle cell steering committee where we worked on the National Health policy, Health sector strategic implementation plan, National Anemia policy and strategy plus reviewing the training manuals and clinical guidelines to consider Sickle cell issues.