Alice Kayongo is a senior associate with the Global Health Policy and Politics Initiative at the O’Neill Institute.
Kayongo is a public health practitioner and human rights advocate with 17 years’ development experience working largely with civil society, where she has held several positions. She leads efforts to amplify the voice of communities in decision-making processes that affect their health and lives. Her work triggers ownership and increases communities’ meaningful participation in the health and development sector.
Additionally, Kayongo is an active researcher within women’s and children’s health and rights sector in Uganda, Africa, and internationally. Her research interests include community mobilization and engagement in monitoring and evaluation of health service delivery at the community level, as well as in healthcare financing and health rights.
Kayongo holds a bachelor’s degree in sociology, as well as a Master of Public Health. She is a 2021 Harvard LEAD Fellow and volunteers on several boards, including the Health GAP board, among others.