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Kirabo Joan Suubi

Kirabo is an economics and public health specialist with wide ranging experience in research and M&E.

Prior to joining ICRW, Kirabo was a research analyst at Synergus RWE in Stockholm. There she supported digital health market access and undertook various research and data analysis using large data sets in support of the initiatives for service providers across Europe. She conducted research studies on the Swedish primary health care systems’ remote monitoring solutions for chronic disease management and co-authored a publication on the same.

Prior to joining ICRW, Kirabo was a research, monitoring and evaluation specialist at Marie Stopes Uganda, where she developed the M&E system and tools for the DFID 5-year RISE program, she developed protocols, handled IRB and EC approvals and undertook various research. At the Uganda Association of Women Lawyers – FIDA Uganda, she was the monitoring and evaluation officer, where she established the M&E system that the institution uses to date. While at the institution, she cultivated, advocated, and boosted the M&E culture and evidence-based practices, and handled a portfolio of four international donor programs running simultaneously. While at Makerere University School of Economics, she was a programs, research and evaluation coordinator, a position she obtained as a promotion from research assistant. Kirabo has also undertaken various consultancies as an expert on projects within the horn of Africa conducting impact assessments, costing and evaluation studies.

During her professional journey, Kirabo has conducted empirical research as well as advocating for evidence-based practical solutions to inform policy formulation. She has contributed to projects that; have enhanced equitable access to justice for women, children aimed at reducing gender-based violence in west nile and northern regions of Uganda. The programs that have promoted social inclusion, women economic empowerment and community sustainable livelihoods in central and eastern Uganda. Other programs have contributed to improved sexual reproduction and health rights of women plus young people. Enhanced access to contraception and family planning services to the hard-to-reach areas in Uganda. Improved maternal and child health services programs. HIV/AIDS projects that have improve the health status of people living with HIV/AIDS, Promoted HIV prevention approaches while reducing the rate of HIV infections among vulnerable groups. Advanced gender responsive governance of women plus the youths’ effective participation in public life.

Out of passion, Kirabo has conducted research to contribute to the body of knowledge and evidence-based action. Studies on; ‘Access to health and covid-19 in Uganda’. ‘Contraceptive use and its determinants, among of migrants in Sweden’. ‘Fear and Ambivalence – Understanding perceptions towards modern contraceptives for men living in urban informal settlements of Uganda.’

Kirabo is based out of the Kenya office and can be reached on ksuubi@icrw.org

Education: Kirabo received her Master of Science in Public Health from Umea University (Sweden). She also obtained a master’s and Post Graduate Diploma in Monitoring and Evaluation from Uganda Management Institute. She has a bachelor’s degree in development economics from Makerere University (Uganda).
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Economic Empowerment, Health
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