Dr Peter Waiswa is a Ugandan medical doctor, Associate professor of Health Policy Planning and Management at Makerere University School of Public Health, College of Health Sciences, Uganda. He is a health systems researcher with focus on newborn health and development and maternal-newborn-child health services. He leads the InDepth network (Network of DSS Sites around the world) on Maternal-Newborn Health and is a frequent advisor to international organizations on maternal, newborn and child health. He holds a joint PhD degree from Karolinska Institutet and Makerere University and is on the faculty at Makerere University School of Public Health, Uganda, as well as at Karolinska Institutet, Sweden.
Prof Waiswa worked as a District Medical Officer for eight years under Iganga District Local Government where he rose to the rank of Principal Medical Officer. He has extensive experience in health systems and health service management. His research and program interests in low and middle income countries include health systems research including policy analysis, implementation and operations research, and how well these are linked to programming. Prof Waiswa has published over 60 peer reviewed articles in top global journals in Public Health but also books and book chapters. He is also involved in various community initiatives especially in Busoga, his motherland and recently received an Independence medal from the president for his community service.