Consultant, Implementation Scientist
Dr Florence Jaguga is an Implementation Scientist Consultant with the Brain and Mind Institute, tasked to conduct a baseline mental health survey of undergraduate and postgraduate students at Aga Khan University Campuses. She holds a master’s degree in Psychiatry and a Bachelor of Medicine Bachelor of Surgery degree from Moi University School of Medicine.
Her expertise includes treatment and prevention of substance use disorders, implementation science research, human rights for persons with disability and mental health conditions, and policy formulation. Dr Jaguga’s research work uses implementation science approaches to find practical and affordable solutions for increasing access to mental health and substance use disorder treatment and prevention services in Kenya.
In addition to her research work, Dr Jaguga is a consultant psychiatrist working at the Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital in Eldoret, Kenya, where she also heads the hospital’s Alcohol and Drug Abuse Rehabilitation Unit. She is a trained quality rights assessor and is involved in evaluating mental health facilities in Kenya for their compliance with the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and building the capacity of mental health stakeholders on quality rights locally and internationally. Dr Jaguga is currently a consultant for the Mental Health investment Case for Kenya, a project conducted by the World Health Organization in collaboration with the Kenyan Ministry of Health. She is also a member of the Ministry of Health Suicide Strategy Technical Working Group. In addition, Dr Jaguga is a National Executive Council member of the Kenya Psychiatric Association and a Board Member of the Basic Needs Basic Rights Organization.