Dr. Jim Arinaitwe who was formerly coordinating the Global Fund Program in Uganda has now joined the CTCA as its new manager. He will be responsible for the day to day operations of the Centre and will provide leadership for the Centre’s operations in supporting African governments to develop tobacco control policies and legislation, as well as building and sustaining institutional capacity for tobacco control.
Dr. Arinaitwe is a Public Health Physician with 26 years’ experience in Policy, Leadership and Management of Health
Programs. Over the years, Dr. Arinaitwe has played a leading role in training, resource mobilization for national health programs, coordinated strategic planning and monitoring and evaluation of health programs including designing national multiple winning proposals.
He has also designed and participated in several research projects, designed projects at country level and across the continent. He has played a key role in training health care workers in various countries in Africa and impact measurement in Germany. He has evaluated regional health programs and worked with multiple development partners and multilateral organizations. At country level, he has worked with programs both at the national and community levels. He has been coordinating over seven Global Fund Grants and managed a Coordination Office for the grants that acted as a Secretariat for the Principal Recipient. Dr. Arinaitwe has coordinated 12 Regional Performance Monitoring Team offices across the Uganda. He has conducted both conventional and operations research in the field of HIV/AIDS, reproductive health, substance abuse and migrant populations. Dr. Arinaitwe has tremendous experience in taking a leading role and coordinating procurement particularly pharmaceutical and health products at both local and international level in respect of the Global Fund modalities.
Dr. Arinaitwe brings to the Centre the much needed expertise in policy, leadership, management and resource mobilization that is required to propel tobacco control in Africa to another level.