Dr Evelyn Wesangula

Senior AMR Control Specialist, East Central and Southern Africa Health Community (ECSA- HC)

Evelyn Wesangula is a pharmacist with a Msc. Tropical and Infectious Diseases with more than fifteen years of experience at the Ministry of Health in Kenya. She successfully championed the development and implementation of the National Policy and Action Plan for Antimicrobial Resistance from a multi-sectoral perspective in Kenya and the first National Policy and Action Plan on Patient Safety, Health Workers Safety and Quality of Care. Evelyn works with the East Central and Southern Africa Health Community (ECSA- HC) as a senior AMR Control Specialist supporting the implementation of AMR National Action Plans in East Central and Southern Africa with a focus on strengthening AMR surveillance and antimicrobial stewardship. She has worked as a consultant with the World Health Organization developing AMS guidance documents supporting implementation of NAPs. She is a Chatham House Africa Public Health Leaders Fellow, Fleming Fund Policy Fellow and an International Ambassador of the Society of Hospital Epidemiology of America.