• Affiliate Instructor, Global Health
  • Consultant, Ebola Preparedness and Response (Case Management & Infection Prevention & Control), WHO
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Richard is a physician and epidemiologist with research interests in Sepsis and emerging zoonotic infections. He has teaching interests in General internal Medicine and Infectious diseases and Epidemiology.

He is presently working as a consultant field officer with the World Health Organization for Ebola preparedness and Response in Uganda.

  • MBBCh (Makerere University)
  • MMed (Mbarara University of Science and Technology)
  • MPH (University of California (Berkeley))
Country Affiliations 
  • French
Health Topics 
  • Biodefense Infectious Diseases
  • Biostatistics
  • Ebola
  • Epidemiology
  • Infectious Diseases
  • TB
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Ssekitoleko R, Jacob ST, Banura P, Pinkerton R, Meya DB, Reynolds SJ, Kenya-Mugisha N, Mayanja Kizza H, Muhindo R, BhaganiS, Moore CC Hypoglycemia at admission is associated with in hospital mortality in Ugandan patients with severe sepsis. Crit Care Med. 2011 Oct;39(10):2271-6

Ssekitoleko R, Pinkerton R, Muhindo R, Bhagani S, Moore CC. Aggregate evaluable organ dysfunction predicts in-hospital mortality from sepsis in Uganda. Am.J.Trop.Med.Hyg. 2011 Oct;85(4):697-702. PMCID:PMC3183780.

D Kibirige, K Luzinda, R Ssekitoleko, Spectrum of Lithium induced thyroid abnormalities: a current perspective. Thyroid Research 2013, 6:3

Richard Ssekitoleko, Moses R Kamya, and Arthur L Reingold, Primary prophylaxis for cryptococcal meningitis and impact on mortality in HIV: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Future Virology, September 2013, Vol. 8, No. 9 , Pages 917-930 (doi: 10.2217/fvl.13.71)

Asiimwe SB, Abdallah A, Ssekitoleko R, A simple prognostic index based on admission vital signs data among patients with sepsis in a resource-limited setting.
Crit Care. 2015 Mar 16;19:86. doi: 10.1186/s13054-015-0826-8.