Dr. David Mukanga is Director for Global Health at the Science and Health Impact Group (SHI), and Managing Partner at Luminco Consulting. David has spent more than 13 years designing and managing global health programs that address child survival, health security, measuring population health status, health systems strengthening, and public health workforce development in Africa.
David has consulted for the World Health Organization, the World Bank, the European Commission among others. Most recently, David served as consultant to the World Health Organization in support of Research and Development (R&D) for vaccines against Ebola Virus Disease based at the Regional Office for Africa. Prior this, he served as Program Officer at the Gates Foundation advising and shaping R&D investments in pneumonia diagnosis, prognosis and treatment, and surveillance.
Prior to joining the Gates foundation, David spent 7 years supporting close to 20 African countries enhance their epidemic preparedness and response capacities as Executive Director for the African Field Epidemiology Network.
David holds a PhD in International Health from the Karolinska Institutet in Sweden, and received his Bachelor of Pharmacy and Master of Public Health degrees from Makerere University in Uganda.