Moses Galukande

Moses is a general Surgeon and an Associate Professor at the Department of Surgery, School of Medicine, Makerere University College of Health Sciences, Uganda.

Recently he completed his THRiVE PhD Fellowship during which he researched ‘Breast cancer among Ugandan women: molecular subtypes, delays in diagnosis, risk factors and survival”. Findings from this research indicated that there was a significant over-representation of poor prognosis breast cancers subtypes (TNBC and HER2+). There were excessive delays in seeking appropriate health care as well as failure to initiate and complete treatment. These findings characterized the survival experiences of these women, and contributed to poor overall survival. His Ugandan supervisors were Professor Henry Wabinga and Associate Professor Florence Mirembe, Makerere University, Uganda.

Dr Galukande is committed to advance the cause of breast cancer research in the years that lie ahead. He is committed to efforts to investigate triple negative breast cancer over representation, innovative ways of improving awareness among women, improving access to appropriate care, and improving survival in women of African descent. Moses has a Bachelor of Medicine, a Bachelor of Surgery (MBChB) and a Master of Medicine (M.Med) in Surgery from Makerere University. He was previously a medical officer special grade at Mulago National Referral hospital, Kampala. He was awarded a fellowship of the College of Surgeons of East, Central and South Africa in 2002. In addition, he holds a Master of Science in Health Professional Education (MScHPE) from Maastricht University, Netherlands.

He has numerous publications in International peer reviewed journals and has won several research grants. He is open to collaborative research to move this agenda forward.