Originally from Northwest Tanzania, Dr. Denice Kamugumya, MPH, is a medical doctor by training, whose career has taken him from Tanzania to Sierra Leone and South Africa, impacting public health policies and influencing corporate social responsibility initatives. After completing medical school, Dr. Kamugumya worked in the mining industry for eight years in Tanzania and Sierra Leone. For the first three years, his role was primarily focused in clinicial work, which addressed larger public health issues. Dr. Kamugumya was tasked to improve productivity at the gold mine by reducing injuries and fatalities, while also working to improve overall health and safety for employees.
Read more about Dr. Kamugumya’s work establishing a comprehensive HIV Workplace Program, his path to CDC Tanzania, and his role as a mentor for the PHI/CDC Global Health Fellowship program below: