Acting Head of Information Services
Richard Ssenono is the Acting Head of Information Services Department at the Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI), Makerere University College of Health Sciences. He has over 12 years’ experience in information management and ICT’s for health. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Library and Information Science from Makerere University, Post-graduate Diploma in Information Technology from Amity University India and a Masters of Information technology from University of Pretoria, South Africa.
Richard is responsible for ICT, Software Development, Knowledge Management, Data Management and Geographic Information Systems (GIS). The IS department boasts of a strong team of Software Developers, Data Managers, IT System Engineers, GIS and Knowledge Management professionals providing support to over 100 projects within the institute.
Richard has worked on many projects concerning application of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) within the health sector both at the institute, regional and globally. He trains information literacy skills and provides mentorship to health workers in Uganda and across Africa. He was part of the Centre for Evidence based healthcare for Africa (CEBHA) as a trainer for the health workers, librarians and ICT specialists from six African countries including Uganda, Ethiopia, Burundi, Tanzania and Rwanda. Richard also works closely with the Ministry of Health in Uganda and World Health Organization under the Division of health information (Knowledge management).
He supports the Africa centre for systematic reviews and knowledge translation at Makerere University College of Health Sciences as a senior search strategist. He has presented at regional and International health information related conferences including the Medical Library Association (MLA) conference in Boston 2013 as a panelist, International federation of Library associations (IFLA), he was a Cunningham Memorial International Fellowship grant winner and acts as a council member for the Association for health information and libraries in Africa (AHILA).