Dr. Noleb Mugisha Mugume

PhD Fellow in Community Oncology, Lead at Comprehensive Community Cancer Programme (CCCP)

Dr. Mugisha Noleb Mugume studied Human Medicine and Surgery (MB ChB) at Makerere University, Master of Public Health (Global Health) at University of Washington, Seattle, USA and had training in Family Medicine and Cancer Care  at Stellenbosch University, Cape Town,  South Africa. 

He taught Family Medicine at Makerere University, College of Health Sciences, School of Medicine, Department of Family Medicine, 2008 – 2015. He championed the establishment of cancer prevention services at Uganda Cancer Institute by founding the Comprehensive Community Cancer Program (CCCP) in 2009 which he still  leads as a staff member of the Institute’s Research and Training directorate. 

He has expertise in teaching, research, cancer care, organizing and overseeing community cancer awareness, screening, and other cancer early detection services. 

His research interest is cancer prevention and early detection with a bias in implementation science research. 

Currently his is a PhD Fellow in Community Oncology and his PhD research focuses on integrating cervical cancer screening services in HIV care and generating evidence to support sustainability and scaling up of the services using implementation science research approach.

Leadership history

He was head boy in his primary seven at Kashozi Boarding Primary School in Bushenyi district, western Uganda (1993), chairperson of the science club at Ntare School in senior four (1997), vice chairperson of the science club in senior six at Namilyango College (1999), president of Makerere University Medical Students’ Association - MUMSA (2004-200). 

He currently leads the Comprehensive Community Cancer Programme (CCCP) at Uganda Cancer Institute and writing of the first Uganda National Cancer Control Plan (UNCCP).