• Clinical Assistant Professor, Global Health
  • Director, Capacity Building, Imprint (U) Ltd
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Dr. Lydia Mpanga Sebuyira is the Director, Capacity Building at Imprint (U) Ltd, Clinical Assistant Professor in the Dept. of Global Health, University of Washington, and an internationally certified executive coach. Her executive coaching practice in Uganda and Kenya spans leaders and managers in the private and health NGO sectors, especially in the context of culture or career change, leadership development and maximising individual potential. At Imprint, Lydia is responsible for business development of the Capacity Building function, as well as overseeing development and delivery of Imprint training, consultancies and executive coaching.

Lydia is an expert physician and teacher who has led world-class education and training programmes at the Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI) of Makerere University and Hospice Africa Uganda. She is a Ugandan Member of the Academic Alliance for Care and Prevention of HIV in Africa. She holds a Medical degree, a Bachelor’s degree in Physiological Sciences, and a Master’s degree from Oxford University; is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians (UK) and holds an AoEC Practitioner Diploma in Executive Coaching with Distinction in presentation of her Coaching Model. Lydia is a certified user of Hogan Lead and LVI psychometric assessments.

With over 19 years’ clinical, educational and research experience in the UK, South Africa and in Uganda, Lydia brings a wealth of leadership and management experience from her work in the public and NGO Health sector, in academia and in the private sector. She has strong facilitator, mentoring, writing and advocacy skills, and is experienced in curriculum and instructional material development.

  • BM (Oxford University (UK))
  • MA (Oxford University (UK))
  • BA (Oxford University (UK))
Country Affiliations 
  • French
  • Luganda
Health Topics 
  • Education and Training
  • Infectious Diseases (other than STDs)
  • Leadership and Organizational Development
  • Pain and Symptom Management
  • Palliative Care
DGH Centers, Programs and Initiatives and Affiliated Organizations 

2003: Mpanga Sebuyira L, Mwangi-Powell F, Pereira J, Spence C. The Cape Town Palliative Care Declaration: Home Grown Solutions for Sub-Saharan Africa. Journal Palliative Medicine 2003; 6: 341–3

2005: Cartledge P, Harding R, Mpanga Sebuyira L, Higginson I. Prevalence, severity, duration and measurement of pain in Sub-Saharan Africa. Palliative Medicine 2005; 18: 737-738

2006: Gwyther E, Merriman A, Mpanga Sebuyira L, Scheitinger H (Editors), 2006: A Clinical Guide to Supportive and Palliative Care for HIV/AIDS in Sub-Saharan Africa. African Palliative Care Association, Uganda

2013: Sarah Naikoba, Robert Colebunders, Jean Pierre Van Geertruyden, Kelly P. Willis, Stephen Kinoti, Milly Namalwa Kulubya, Martin K. Mbonye, Antonina Miceli, Lydia Mpanga Sebuyira, Allan Ronald, Michael Scheld and Marcia R. Weaver. Design of a cluster randomized trial assessing integrated infectious diseases training and on-site support for midlevel practitioners in Uganda. International Journal of Care Pathways 2013; 0:1-8

2014: David Blum, Lucy E Selman, Godfrey Agupio, Thandi Mashao, Keletso Mmoledi, Tony Moll, Natalya Dinat, Liz Gwyther, Lydia Mpanga Sebuyira, Barbara Ikin, Julia Downing, Stein Kaasa, Irene J Higginson and Richard Harding. Self-report measurement of pain & symptoms in palliative care patients: a comparison of verbal, visual and hand scoring methods in Sub-Saharan Africa: the launch of Health and Quality of Life Outcomes. Health and Quality of Life Outcomes, 12:118 (02 Aug 2014) http://www.hqlo.com/content/12/1/118