Senior Lecturer and Head of Department (Planning and Applied Statistics) (Uganda Deputy Coordinator)

Asiimwe John Bosco holds a PhD in Statistics from Makerere University and he also holds a Masters Degree in Statistics from the same University. John Bosco was a Visiting Scholar at the University of California, Berkeley, USA. He is currently working as a Senior Lecturer and Head of Department (Planning and Applied Statistics) at Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda. John Bosco has excellent skills in Data Management and analysis of survey data with experience of over fifteen (15) years using software like R, Open Data Kit (ODK), SurveyCTO, CSPro, Epidata, EpiInfo, SPSS, Stata, Ms Office applications and Geographic Information Systems (GIS). He has worked with a number of USAID and The World Bank funded projects in developing Monitoring and Evaluation frameworks. He also worked as a Technical Supervisor on Uganda’s National Population and Housing Census of 2014 appointed by the Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS).

John Bosco has been worked as a Statistician on the vaccination coverage survey that was funded by the World Health organization (WHO) and Ministry of Health Uganda. He also worked on the Uganda reproductive health voucher program funded by the World Bank as a monitoring and evaluation expert. He recently worked with The World Bank to facilitate the workshop in Kigali Rwanda on Early Childhood Development Multi-Country Initiative. He worked as a Statistician on the evaluation of a UN Joint Programme on Population in Uganda funded by UNFPA. John Bosco worked with QED as a Statistician on the evaluation of strengthening TB and HIV & AIDS Responses (STAR) Projects. John Bosco successfully worked as a Data Manager for the HIV/AIDS Model District Programme (AIM) a JSI/USAID supported project from 2003 to 2006. John Bosco attends an annual event in Harare, Zimbabwe organized by the African Capacity Building Foundation aimed at collecting data from African countries on capacity development. He has been a lead consultant on a number of sanitation related studies.

John Bosco is currently a Principal Investigator (PI) on an impact evaluation study entitled “Working with Village Health Teams to Increase ORS Use in Uganda: A Randomized Controlled Trial”. This study is funded by the University of California Berkeley (UCB) and Weiss Family Program Fund (Harvard University).

John Bosco is also a Demographic & Health Survey (DHS) Fellow a training conducted by ICF International. John Bosco has carried out a number of population related studies and has published in a number of international peer reviewed journals. The recent study was on contraceptive use among young and older women published in BMC public health journal.

John Bosco has been working with African Capacity Building Foundation based in Harare on collection of country data (Uganda) to feed into the annual Africa Capacity Report in line with the Africa’s Agenda 2030 and these data include areas of Governance, Peace and Security (GPS).

Some of his notable publications include : Catherine Mbabazi1, Alexander Kintu, John Bosco Asiimwe, John S. Ssekamatte, Iqbal Shah and David Canning (2021). Proximate and distal factors associated with the stall in the decline of adolescent pregnancy in Uganda BMC Public Health.10.1186/s12889-021-11403-6.