Mr. Fredrick Kalyowa


Fred Kalyowa is a Librarian/information officer working with Child Health and Development Centre.  He is also senior researcher whose key academic qualifications are BLIS (MUK) and Msc (Information science) MUK. Areas of expertise are in information systems, document/literature review, referencing, records management and health systems research. Fred is also a survey researcher who has carried out research in many districts in Uganda.  He has additional special short training in project planning and management, Epidemiology and Bio-Statistics, Medical Anthropology, and project planning and management.  He has been involved in research studies, conducting trainings and consultancies in management information systems, monitoring and evaluation and has presented some of the findings to international meetings.


  • Kalyowa Fred (2000) Developing a proactive information dissemination system: the Uganda experience, Research into Action, Issue 22, Oct-Dec 2000
  • Kalyowa Fred, Ursula Wangwe,  (2000). Mother and Child Nutrition Booklet, AED/SARA.
  • Kalyowa Fred, Ursula Wangwe, Basaza, R (2001). Guidelines for Planning and Implementation of Vitamin A Capsule Supplementation in Uganda,  MOST/USAID
  • Kalyowa Fred (2001).  Management and Utilisation of the Health Management Information System: A case for Busia District (Masters thesis)
  • Kalyowa Fred, Ekechu. E, Jessica Jitta (2002): Indicator of Change in the Health Care System: Busia and Tororo Districts. 

Key present and past projects involved in:

  • Assessment of PDCs as community development tools in Uganda October – December 2003.  Collected data in eight (Pallisa, Busia, Rakai, Mbarara, Kasese, Mubende, Arua, Apac) districts in Uganda and wrote a report.  UNICEF commissioned the study
  • Building Local Government Capacity in Health Management Information System (HMIS) to enhance the capacity given the decentralization of districts.  This evaluation and capacity building process was conducted in Apac, Bushenyi, Mbale, Mubende, Mukono Districts.
  • Review of the Child Days Plus Strategy (CDPS), 2006
  • Situation analysis of Newborn babies in Uganda (on-going).

Course taught: Part time Lecturer for course of ‘Health Information Systems and Services’ at Makerere University EASL; Part time lecturer at Clinical Epidemiology Unit, Makerere University in ‘Systematic Literature Review and End Note Referencing’

Community activities/other responsibilities:

  • Executive Committee Member for Network of Ugandan Researchers and Research Users (NURRU)
  • Board member and Treasurer for African Network for Prevention and Protection against Child Abuse and Neglect (ANPPCAN). 

Contact Details: 

Child Health and Development Centre,

College of Health Sciences,

Makerere University,

P.O.Box 6717 Kampala Uganda.

E-mail: or

(Mobile) 0772-412499.