Hadijah Mwenyango
hadijah mwenyango

Dr Hadijah Mwenyango

Lecturer

Biography

I have been in higher education for more than 10 years as Lecturer at Makerere University Kampala (MUK) and postgraduate/ undergraduate Tutor (& Guest lecturer) at the University of Edinburgh and other universities. I have a Ph.D. in Social Work from the University of Edinburgh (UoE), United Kingdom, a Master of Science in Social Work and Human Rights from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, and a Bachelor of Arts in Social Sciences from Makerere University Kampala (MUK), Uganda.
My research agenda contributes to improving health outcomes for vulnerable populations, especially forced migrants and Women and children in vulnerable situations by drawing on interdisciplinary knowledge and mixed methods. I have published research on vulnerability and resilience in refugee situations; Health needs and challenges for women and children in refugee camps; the Gendered dimensions of health in refugee situations basically examining sexual and gender-based violence faced by women; Adolescent sexual behaviour and reproductive health needs; Voluntary Male Medical Circumcision Coverage for HIV Prevention in Priority Populations ( looking at Experiences from Uganda’s Military Settings); Access to HIV/AIDS or TB care among refugees mainly exploring the enablers and barriers during the COVID-19 pandemic; The socio-economic and psychosocial impact of Covid-19 pandemic on urban refugees in Uganda; Mental health effects of COVID-19 among refugees; the impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on Women’s Rights and Wellbeing. My latest (2021-2022) consultancy/research work focused [on the evaluation of a project aimed at advocating for the] prevention of Maternal mortality and morbidity in Uganda due to unsafe abortion commissioned by the Royal Tropical Institute from the Netherlands (KIT).I also have six years’ experience of supporting vulnerable children living on the streets of Kampala.
I’m keen to supervise/support postgraduate students with an interest to pursue an interdisciplinary research agenda on the nexus of health and forced migration from all-over the world

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Conference Organising Activity

  • Peer reviewer
  • Helper
  • Presenter

 

Fellowships and Awards

  • Scholar
  • Regional Coordinator
  • Student
  • Student

 

Invited Speaker

  • Invited Speaker: Health. Migration and Climate Change
  • Guest Lecture at the University of Edinburgh
  • Advocacy for the Prevention of Maternal Mortality and Morbidity–capacity building project -Dissemination meeting

 

Membership of Professional Body

  • Member
  • Member

 

Public/Community Engagement

  • Co-Presenter
  • Symposium “Migration Governance and Health”
  • Sponsored presenter
  • Invited Speaker
  • Regional Coordinator
  • Presenter
  • Invited Speaker
  • Presenter
  • Coordinator/ facilitator
  • Participant
  • Presenter/Panellist
  • Presenter
  • Presenter
  • Guest presenter
  • Presnter a

 

Reviewing

  • Reviewer invitation Journal of Immigrant and Refugee Studies
  • Global Health Action Reviewer Invitation
  • BMC Health Services Research
  • Committee member
  • Peer Reviewer
  • Peer Reviewer

 

Date


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HIV Testing Disruptions and Service Adaptations During the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Systematic Literature Review

Journal Article
Mude, W., Mwenyango, H., Preston, R., O’Mullan, C., Vaughan, G., & Jones, G. (2024)
HIV Testing Disruptions and Service Adaptations During the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Systematic Literature Review. AIDS and behavior, 28, 186-200. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10461-023-04139-4
Access to treatment and care in safe clinical settings improves people’s lives with HIV. The COVID-19 pandemic disrupted vital HIV programs and services, increasing the risk o...

Impacts of COVID-19 Pandemic Lockdown on the Livelihoods of Male Commercial Boda-Boda Motorists in Uganda

Book Chapter
Kebirungi, H., & Mwenyango, H. (2022)
Impacts of COVID-19 Pandemic Lockdown on the Livelihoods of Male Commercial Boda-Boda Motorists in Uganda. In M. Laituri, R. B. Richardson, & J. Kim (Eds.), The Geographies of COVID-19: Geospatial Stories of a Global Pandemic (195-207). Cham: Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-11775-6_16
We examined the impacts of the COVID-19 lockdown on the livelihoods of commercial male Boda-Boda motorists in Uganda. The objectives of the study were to (1) characterize soci...

Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on Women’s Rights and Wellbeing: Analysis of the Ugandan Response to the Global Virus

Journal Article
Mwenyango, H. (in press)
Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on Women’s Rights and Wellbeing: Analysis of the Ugandan Response to the Global Virus. Journal of Human Rights and Social Work, https://doi.org/10.1007/s41134-022-00229-w
The COVID-19 pandemic caused dilemmas for the most vulnerable populations around the world. This article describes the gendered effects of the pandemic on Ugandan women’s righ...

Vulnerability and Resilience of Refugee Women and Children

Book Chapter
Mwenyango, H., & Palatttiyil, G. (2022)
Vulnerability and Resilience of Refugee Women and Children. In N. Tan, & P. Shajahan (Eds.), Remaking Social Work for the New Global Era (59-76). Cham: Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-08352-5_5
Although migration is often perceived as an immediate response to humanitarian crises, people affected by forced displacement face significant risks and vulnerability. Drawing...

Access to HIV/AIDS or TB care among refugees in Kampala, Uganda: exploring the enablers and barriers during the COVID-19 pandemic

Journal Article
Palattiyil, G., Kisaakyeb, P., Mwenyango, H., Katongole, S., Mulekya, F., Sidhva, D., …Bukuluki, P. (2022)
Access to HIV/AIDS or TB care among refugees in Kampala, Uganda: exploring the enablers and barriers during the COVID-19 pandemic. Journal of Migration and Health, 5, Article 100098. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jmh.2022.100098
The rapid spread of COVID-19 has overwhelmed the existing health care systems, finding it challenging to provide essential health services besides the COVID-19 response interv...

Adolescent sexual behaviour in a refugee setting in Uganda

Journal Article
Bukuluki, P., Kisaakye, P., Mwenyango, H., & Palattiyil, G. (2021)
Adolescent sexual behaviour in a refugee setting in Uganda. Reproductive Health, 18(1), Article 131. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12978-021-01181-0
Background Children under 18 years old constituted more than half (52%) of the refugee population in 2017. Adolescent Sexual and reproductive health is an essential component ...

Mental Health Effects of COVID-19

Book Chapter
Bukuluki, P., Mwenyango, H., Kato, F., Kyamulabi, A., & Bagabo, A. (2021)
Mental Health Effects of COVID-19. In A. A. Moustafa (Ed.), Mental Health Effects of COVID-19 (69-87). London: Elsevier. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-824289-6.00006-4
Considering the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) global public health crisis, this chapter examines the psychosocial impact of the pandemic on urban refugees in Kampala, Uganda....

Gendered dimensions of health in refugee situations: An examination of sexual and gender-based violence faced by refugee women in Nakivale refugee settlement, Uganda

Journal Article
Mwenyango, H. (in press)
Gendered dimensions of health in refugee situations: An examination of sexual and gender-based violence faced by refugee women in Nakivale refugee settlement, Uganda. International Social Work, https://doi.org/10.1177/00208728211003973
This article analyses the interplay between women’s social identity, migration and manifestation of sexual and gender-based violence. The research used mixed quantitative and ...

Adapting “MOVE” to Accelerate VMMC Coverage for HIV Prevention in Priority Populations: Implementation Experiences from Uganda’s Military Settings

Journal Article
Nyanzi, A., Lugada, E., Bwayo, D., Kasujja, V., Wamundu, C., Kak, N., …Seruwagi, G. (2021)
Adapting “MOVE” to Accelerate VMMC Coverage for HIV Prevention in Priority Populations: Implementation Experiences from Uganda’s Military Settings. International STD Research and Reviews, 10(1), 39-52. https://doi.org/10.9734/isrr/2021/v10i130122
This paper describes the WHO’s Model of Optimizing Volumes and Efficiencies (MOVE), adapted by the University Research Council (URC) - Department of Defense HIV/AIDS Preventio...

The place of social work in improving access to health services among refugees: A case study of Nakivale settlement, Uganda

Journal Article
Mwenyango, H. (2022)
The place of social work in improving access to health services among refugees: A case study of Nakivale settlement, Uganda. International Social Work, 65(5), 883-897. https://doi.org/10.1177/0020872820962195
About 70.8 million individuals are displaced worldwide, and of these, 25.9 million are refugees. Accessibility to health care is a central aspect of the well-being of refugees...

Pre-Napier Funded Projects

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