PETER WAISWA is a Ugandan medical doctor trained in Public Health. Dr Waiswa is an Associate Professor at Makerere University School of Public Health, College of Health Sciences, Uganda and also a visiting Researcher at Karolinska Institutet, Sweden since 2013. Prior to joining academia he worked as a district medical officer with Ministry of Health for 8 years in Uganda. He is the Founder and Coordinator of the INDEPTH Network Maternal and Newborn Research Group in Accra, Ghana and the Makerere University Maternal and Newborn Centre of Excellency in Uganda. He also regularly engages in policy debates, advocacy and planning at local, national, Africa and at the global level. Within a difficult setting, Dr Waiswa works to build capacity, improve policy and health systems in Uganda and Africa.