Henry Wamani

Henry Wamani MBChB MPhil PhD is Lecturer at the Department of Community Health and Behavioural Sciences and Academic Coordinator, Master of Public Health Nutrition at the School of Public Health, Makerere University College of Health Science, Kampala. Henry trained as a Medical Doctor (MBChB) from Makerere University, Uganda in 1993. He later did Master of Philosophy in Health Sciences (Public Health Nutrition), 2003 and PhD (Nutrition Epidemiology and Health Inequities), 2005 at the University of Bergen, Norway. Henry previously worked with disease control programs with the Ministry of Health, World Health Organisation and as the Resident Advisor of A2Z, the USAID Micronutrient and Child Blindness project, before becoming fulltime faculty member at the Makerere University College of Health Sciences. He has vast experience in child health, malaria, nutrition, HIV/AIDS and community research with publications in peer-reviewed journals. 


  • Phyllis Awor, Henry Wamani, George Jagoe, Stefan Peterson. The private sector in integrated community case management of malaria, pneumonia and diarrhea in children in Uganda. American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. doi:10.4269/ajtmh.2012.11-0791 (In Press)
  • Babirye JN, Engebretsen IMS, Makumbi F, Fadnes LT, Wamani H, et al. (2012) Timeliness of Childhood Vaccinations in Kampala Uganda: A Community- Based Cross-Sectional Study. PLoS ONE 7(4):
  • Thorkild Tyllesk, Debra Jackson, Nicolas Meda, Ingunn Marie S Engebretsen, Mickey Chopra, Abdoulaye Hama Diallo, Tanya Doherty, Eva-Charlotte EkstrÔm, Lars T Fadnes, Ameena Goga, Chipepo Kankasa, JÔrn I Klungsyr, Carl Lombard, Victoria Nankabirwa, Jolly K Nankunda, Philippe Van de Perre, David Sanders, Rebecca Shanmugam, Halvor Sommerfelt, Henry Wamani, James K Tumwine. Exclusive breastfeeding promotion by peer counsellors in sub-Saharan Africa (PROMISE-EBF): a cluster-randomised trial. The Lancet  30 July 2011 (Volume 378 Issue 9789 Pages 420-427)
  • Juliet Babirye, Elizeus Rutebemberwa, Juliet Kiguli, Henry Wamani,  Fred Nuwaha, and Ingunn MS Engebrestsen. More support for mothers: a qualitative study on factors affecting immunisation behaviour in Kampala, Uganda. BMC Public Health. 2011; 11: 723
  • Eric Wobudeya, Hanifa Bachou, Charles K Karamagi, Joan N Kalyango, Edrisa Mutebi and Henry Wamani. Breastfeeding and the risk of rotavirus diarrhea in hospitalized infants in Uganda: a matched case control study. BMC Pediatrics 2011, 11: 1186/1471-2431-11-17
  • Fadnes LT, Engebretsen IM, Wamani H, Semiyaga N, Tylleskar T, Tumwine JK Infant feeding among HIV-positive mothers and the general population mothers: comparison of two cross-sectional surveys in Eastern Uganda. BMC Public Health 2009, May 9:124
  • Fadnes LT, Engebretsen IM, Wamani H, Wangisi J, Tumwine JK, Tylleskar T.Need to optimise infant feeding counselling: A cross-sectional survey among HIV-positive mothers in Eastern Uganda.BMC Pediatr. 2009 Jan 9;9(1):2.
  • Engebretsen IM, Tylleskar T, Wamani H, Karamagi C, Tumwine JK. Determinants of infant growth in Eastern Uganda: a community-based cross-sectional study. BMC Public Health. 2008 Dec 22;8(1):418
  • Wamani H, Astrom AN, Peterson S, Tumwine JK, Tylleskar T. Boys are more stunted than girls in Sub-Saharan Africa: a meta-analysis of 16 demographic and health surveys. BMC Pediatrics 2007, 7:17
  • Engebretsen IM, Wamani H, Karamagi C, Semiyaga N, Tumwine J, Tylleskar T. Low adherence to exclusive breastfeeding in Eastern Uganda: A community-based cross-sectional study comparing dietary recall since birth with 24-hour recall. BMC Pediatr. 2007;1;7:10
  • Wamani H, Astrom AN, Peterson S, Tumwine JK, Tylleskar T. Predictors of poor anthropometric status among children under 2 years of age in rural Uganda. Public Health Nutr. 2006;9:320-326.
  • Wamani H, Astrom AN, Peterson S, Tylleskar T, Tumwine JK. Infant and young child feeding in western Uganda: knowledge, practices and socio-economic correlates. J Trop Pediatr 2005;51:356-361
  • Wamani H, Tylleskar T, Astrom AN, Tumwine JK, Peterson S. Mothers' education but not fathers' education, household assets or land ownership is the best predictor of child health inequalities in rural Uganda. Int J Equity Health. 2004;3:9.