Waiswa Nkwanga is Senior Technical Advisor and Coordinator of the Civil Society Engagement Mechanism (CSEM) for UHC2030 at Management Sciences for Health (MSH). He leads the CSEM Secretariat and the 18 Advisory Group members in implementing global, regional, and national level advocacy strategies to achieve UHC and health for all.
Prior to joining MSH, Waiswa was Senior Associate at the ACTION Global Health Partnership at Results, where he oversaw the partnership’s work on tuberculosis, the Global Fund, and research and development for health technologies and innovations. He also led the partnership’s engagement with the G20.
Born and raised in East Africa, Waiswa attributes his passion for international development, human rights, and global health to his experience growing up at the height of the AIDS epidemic, armed conflicts, and structural adjustment policies all of which stifled economic development and further weakened health systems in the region. He holds a MSc. in International Development and Humanitarian Emergencies from the London School of Economics and a BA in Political Science from the University of California, Berkeley.