Monday, May 6th, 2019
Chrispus Mayora is a lecturer, researcher and Health Economist in the Department of Health Policy Planning and Management, School of Public Health, Makerere University, Uganda. Chrispus is also a CARTA Doctoral Fellow, at the Wits School of Public Health, Johannesburg, South Africa, where his PhD work is focused on exploring the retail sector drug shop market and its potential to improve under-five child health in Uganda.
Chrispus has taught at the Makerere University School of Public Health for the last 9 years, in courses such as Health economics, Economic evaluations, Health Financing, Costing & Cost-Effectiveness analysis, and Health Policy and Systems. Chrispus has also been engaged in research and consultancy work in focused areas costing and cost-effectiveness analysis of financing strategies for maternal and child health, Performance-Based Financing in Health, Financial and Expenditure tracking for immunization, Costing Community Health worker strategies, understanding the Health Cost of Tobacco Smoking in Uganda, evaluation of maternal and child health programs using a Social Returns on Investment Model (SROI), etc.
Chrispus has also been involved in capacity building initiatives including Institutional Capacity Building for Health Systems Research (Africa Hub), and Capacity building for Vaccine Economics and Financing in low income countries (TVEE Project). Chrispus is a trained Economist and Health Economist with a Bachelor of Economics and a Masters in Economics both from Makerere University, Uganda, a Post Graduate Certificate in Economic Policy from the Australian National University (ANU), Australia and another Master of Health Economics from the University of Queensland, Australia.
Chrispus is also currently a Health Economist – Private Sector, under the Supporting Policy Engagement for Evidence-based Decisions (SPEED) for Universal Health Coverage (UHC), an EU funded program at Makerere University School of Public Health, Uganda.