Team @ APRO

Professor Seggane Musisi
Executive Director & Head Research Activities


Department of Psychiatry
School of Medicine, Mulago Hospital
Makerere University College of Health Sciences
P.O Box # 7072, Kampala – Uganda
Tel: +256 772 418 844

Prof Seggane Musisi MD, FRCP(C), is Professor of Psychiatry and the former Chair of the Department of Psychiatry at Makerere University College of Health Sciences and a Senior Consultant Psychiatrist at Mulago National Referral and Teaching Hospital and to the Uganda Ministry of Health.

He received his Medical training at Makerere University in Kampala, Uganda and specialist post-graduate training in Psychiatry at the University of Toronto in Ontario, Canada where he worked as a psychiatrist for 20 years.

He is a founding member of the African Psycare Research Organization, APRO, a mental health NGO with the objectives of mental health research and consultation in Uganda and Africa in general to inform policy and practice.

His research interests and publications started with psychosomatics and intensive care psychiatry but later went into mental health problems of war and conflict in adults and children (psychotrauma), HIV/AIDS, orphans and other vulnerable children, cults, old age, dementia as well as traditional mental health care in Africa. 

He is an active teacher and mentor to many in mental health in Uganda and Africa and is a member to many mental health associations. He is active in the Movement for Global Mental Health especially regarding access to mental health care in post-conflict populations and refugees affected by mass trauma in Africa. He was a senior consultant to the Peter C Alderman Foundation (PCAF)and a principal architect in establishing mental health clinics in post-conflict communities in Uganda, Kenya, Rwanda and South Sudan. He is widely published and is a recipient and co-recipient of many grants and awards including the Fulbright New Century Scholars award, ARCH, NIH/NIMH grants, Swedish Sida/SAREC grants, Grand Challenges Canada etc. He sits on the Technical Advisory Research Committee at Mbarara University  of Science & Technology. He is the founding Editor-In-Chief of The African Journal of Traumatic Stress and former Editor-In-Chief of the Makerere University Research Journal.  He is a Fellow of the Uganda National Academy of Sciences (FUNAS).