Paul Bukuluki

Assoc Prof Paul Bukuluki

Associate Professor
Institution: Makerere University
Current Institution Location: Uganda

Phone Number:  25641534114
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Migration Health Research Area/Expertise
The migration (and mobility) health conflict nexus especially at cross-border posts in East Africa and in the Great Lakes Region of Africa. We have also done work on internal displacement and its impact on gender roles transformation in the context of food security. Future interests in the migration and gender-based violence nexus. We have also developed concept notes on the migration and Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) nexus especially in the context of South-South migration. This is because girls and women from FGM high prevalence countries are moving from countries like Somalia and Sudan (also with the most severe type of FGM-type three according to WHO) to countries like Uganda and Tanzania which have a low prevalence. These girls and women experience health and psychosocial effects of FGM. However, the capacity of the health care system to provide health and psychosocial services to these girls and women in Eastern Africa is weak. Anecdotal data shows that they are not even aware of the WHO guidelines for managing health complications of FGM. Makerere University also has interest in the humanitarian emergency and public health nexus particularly looking at the quality of care of maternal and child health services provided during humanitarian emergencies.

Research Focus/Expertise on Relevant Migrant Categories
Internal Migration
Internally displaced persons (Adolescents, Adults, Elderly)
Migrant Workers (Adolescents, Adults)

International/Cross-Border Migration
Humanitarian entrants/ Refugee resettlement programs (Children, Adolescents, Adults, Elderly)
Patient mobility across borders (Adolescents, Adults)
Refugees (Children, Adolescents, Adults)

Relevant Publications

Title Author Year Published Link to Publication
Nodding Syndrome in post conflict northern Uganda: A human security perspective Paul Bukuluki, Ismail Ddumba-Nyanzi, John David Kisuule, Emilio Ovuga, Lars Lien, and David Kaawa-Mafigiri
Gender, food security and AIDS in internally displaced people’s camps in Uganda: Implications for HIV responsive policy and programming Paul Bukuluki, Firminus Mugumya, Stella Neema, Agatha Kafuko, Eric Awich Ochen
A Rapid Assessment of Access to Health Care At Selected One Stop Border Posts (OSBP) In East Africa Paul Bukuluki, Davis Kaawa-Mafigirii, Ismael Ddumba-Nyanzi, International Organisation for Migration, Makerere University
Negotiating Restorative and Retributive Justice in Access to Justice for Survivors of Sexual and Gender Based Violence in Post-conflict Northern Uganda Paul Bukuluki, Ismael DdumbaNyanzi, John David Kisuule, BeritSchei, JohanneSundby
Reflections on applying PLA methods in undertaking research in fishing communities in Uganda P. K. Byansi, P. Bukuluki, J. Seeley, P. Kaleebu, L. Nielsen, W. Kidega, R. Nabbosa
Gender Dynamics, Conflict and Food Insecurity: lessons from Northern Uganda and Eastern Uganda E. A. Ochen, P. Bukuluki and F. Mugumya
Gender analysis of educational support programs for OVC in Uganda and Tanzania: are they helping girls in secondary school? M. Brooks, M. Bryant, M. Shann, P. Bukuluki, D. Muhangi, J. Lugalla, and G. Kwesigabo
Effects of Cash Transfers on Community Interactions and Dynamics: Emerging Evidence Sara Pavanello, Carol Watson, W. Onyango-Ouma and Paul Bukuluki
Performance Evaluation and Needs Assessment Report of USAID Programming to Communities Affected by the Lord’s Resistance Army in Central Africa Rob Grossman-Vermaas, Paul Bukuluki, Cecile Collin, Joseph Ogeto, Kara Federico, Sam Malmberg
Ex-Post Performance Evaluation of USAID Assistance to Northern Uganda: 2006 - 2011 Micheal Midling, Paul Bukuluki, Eric Ochen and Robert Okeny
The Female Genital Mutilation Economy and the Rights of the Girl Child in Northeastern Uganda Eric Awich Ochen, Laban Kashaija Musinguzi, Esther Nanfuka Kalule, Eugene Gerald Ssemakula, Rebecca Kukundakwe, Chris C. Opesen and Paul Bukuluki
Residential care for abandoned children and their integration into a family-based setting in Uganda: lessons for policy and programming EJ. Walakira, E. Ocheng, P. Bukuluki, and S. Alllan
HIV knowledge, attitudes and practices and population size estimates of fisherfolk in 6 districts in Uganda David Mafigiri and Paul Bukuluki

Relevant Projects

Title Year Published Region/Country Role in the Project Main Outcome Link to Study Reports and publications
A Rapid Assessment of Access to Health Care At Selected One Stop Border Posts (OSBP) In East Africa East Africa
United Republic of Tanzania
Principal Investigator Policy Briefs, Regional Strategy for mobility, health and HIV in East Africa led by East African Community and IOM, Regional Task Force on Health and HIV services for migrants and mobile populations in East Africa
USAID East Africa Cross-Border Health Integrated Partnership Project East Africa
United Republic of Tanzania
Principal Investigator Formative assessments, baseline studies, informed design of programmes and services including a minimum package of services for key and vulnerable populations along cross border transport corridors in Eastern Africa. We are now writing articles from the data
Building capacity for training in migration health in Eastern Africa-Makerere University in partnership with IOM East Africa
United Republic of Tanzania
Principal Investigator Developed in collaboration with IOM a certificate executive Course on Migration and Health run jointly by Makerere University and IOM. Course was piloted with 25 participants and after the pilot refined and conducted for 30 participants drawn from East and West Africa. Course will be offered again in October this year.
Capacity strengthening for Migration health in East Africa, An Academic Partnership project between the Makerere University and University of Vienna East Africa
United Republic of Tanzania
Principal Investigator Full proposal, consolidated partnerships between Makerere University, IOM and University of Vienna
Gender, food security and AIDS in internally displaced people’s camps in Uganda East Africa
Principal Investigator Policy Briefs
Effects of Civil Society on sexual and gender based violence in the Great Lakes Region in Africa: Case study of northern Uganda East Africa
Co-Investigator Civil Society engagement and published articles
Gap analysis of gender based violence in Uganda; gap analysis for violence against children in selected districts in Uganda (affected by child abuse during implementation of infrastractural projects) East Africa
Principal Investigator Research report, validation meetings, developing minimum package of services to address Violence against children in areas where infrastructural projects of the World Bank are being implemented
HIV Knowledge, attitudes and practices and population size estimates of Fisherfolk in 6 districts in Uganda East Africa
Co-Investigator Policy briefs, Regional Strategy for Health and HIV among mobile populations in Transport corridors, guidance for HIV programming, report and size estimates for fisherfolk