James Kananura Tibenderana is a malaria and public health expert with over 20 years of experience in the fields of epidemiology, infectious and tropical diseases, and health system strengthening. He trained as a medical doctor at Makerere University, Kampala before studying epidemiology at the Institute of Public Health, University of Cambridge, where he obtained a Masters, and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, where he obtained a Ph.D. Prior to joining Malaria Consortium in 2005, James worked with the Ministry of Health, Uganda, at the National Referral Hospital, New Mulago Hospital. He supported the Uganda Ministry of Health with the development of its national malaria research center. He then went on to play a key role in the conceptualization and design of Malaria Consortium’s Africa-based work and contributed to its technical strategy development. As Global Technical Director, based in London, he oversees Malaria Consortium’s technical strategy implementation, the diversification of the organization’s funding portfolio and partnerships in Africa and Asia, and remains actively involved in operational research on communicable diseases. He is also an Honorary Assistant Professor at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and a fellow of the Uganda National Academy of Sciences. He is a trustee of a UK-registered Charity, YouBelong.
Dr James K. Tibenderana