Rhona K. Baingana

Post. Diploma (Netherlands),BSc (Southampton),MSc (London)

Lecturer, Department of Biochemistry & Sports Science, College of Natural Sciences, Makerere University,

P.o.Box 7062 kampala
Tel: +256 414 530555
Email: rbaingana@gmail.com

Website: cns.mak.ac.ug, amagaramarungi.com

Rhona K. Baingana is a nutrition scientist with expertise in laboratory-based tests for the assessment of vitamin A and iron status. She has provided technical support for several micronutrient surveys including the Zimbabwe Micronutrient Survey (2013), the Tanzania Demographic and Health Survey (2010), the Uganda Demographic and Health Surveys of 2011, 2006 and 2016 and for research studies including the HarvestPlus Evaluation of the impact of introducing beta-carotene-rich orange fleshed sweet potato (OFSP) varieties on micronutrient status of women and children in Kumi, Kamuli and Nakasongola Districts, Uganda (HarvestPlus) and The Mama SASHA Kenya Agriculture and Health project.  She therefore brings skills in the quantification of retinol-binding protein, ferritin and soluble transferrin receptors in human serum and dried blood spots using enzyme immunoassay and in the interpretation of the results. Ms Baingana’s other interest is body composition, diet and physical activity where she is collaborating in two studies in school-going children in Kampala, Uganda.  She also has experience in the assessment of body composition and breast milk intake using deuterium dilution measured by Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR).   

Rhona Baingana has a passion for health professions education and participated actively in the implementation of the student-centered, problem-based, community-based curriculum at Makerere University College of Health Sciences (MakCHS) from 2003 to 2017.  She was a member of the Teaching and Learning Task force of the MakCHS-Johns Hopkins University Gates Twinning Needs Assessment and a Co-Investigator of Medical Education for Equitable Services for All Ugandans (MESAU) a Medical Education Partnership Initiative, where she coordinated MESAU impact evaluation of community-based education research and services.    Education § PhD Candidate, School of Biomedical Sciences, Makerere University. Thesis title: Influence of Helicobacter pylori infection during pregnancy on the pregnancy anemia intervention package in Uganda: A study at Kawempe Health Centre, Kampala District. § Postgraduate Diploma (with distinction), International Course on Food and Nutrition, International Agricultural Centre, Wageningen, The Netherlands. 1997 § Master of Science in Nutrition, Department of Human Nutrition, King’s College London, United Kingdom. 1992-1993 § Bsc in Biochemistry with Pharmacology, School of Biomedical and Physiological Sciences, Southampton University, United Kingdom. 1987-1990 

Email: rbaingana@gmail.com 

Website: amagaramarungi.com