Prof. Christopher Magala Ndugwa (1940-2022)

Piotr Brzeziński

Department of Physiotherapy and Medical Emergency, Faculty of Health Sciences, Pomeranian Academy, Slupsk, Poland

Corresponding author: Piotr Brzeziński, MD, PhD

How to cite this article: Brzeziński P. Prof. Christopher Magala Ndugwa (1940-2022). Our Dermatol Online. 2022;13(2):239.

Submission: 10.02.2022; Acceptance: 22.03.2022

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Prof. Christopher Magala Ndugwa was a member of the scientific board of the journal Our Dermatology Online (Fig. 1).

Figure 1: Prof. Christopher Magala Ndugwa (October 21, 1939 – January 21, 2022).

Prof. Christopher Magala Ndugwa, a Sickle Cell specialist and Board member of the Uganda Sickle Cell Rescue Foundation (USCRF).

Prof. Ndugwa has been a renowned Pediatrician, a pioneer of the Mulago Sickle Cell clinic and former head of Mulago Pediatrics department.

He was also the Chairman of the Polio Eradication Campaign in Uganda and has been running a sickle cells clinic at Nakivubo which is considered a role- model clinic for sickle cell Anemia in the East African region.

Until his untimely death, Prof Ndugwa is believed to have been Uganda’s most experienced sickle cell expert. He has been guiding the strategic direction of USCRF so as to enable impactful service delivery.

Long servinge Makerere University Professor of Paediatrics and Child Health.

Born in 1940, was an icon of Sickle Cell Treatment and prevention, a Grand Father of Paediatrics and former Head of Department of Paediatrics and Child health at Makerere University College of Health Sciences.

Thanks to him was learned the common causes of anemia in children.

His other passion was in the care of his patients with Sickle Cell Disease.

He left a legacy of well-trained hematology and oncology specialists like Dr. Phillip Kasirye, Dr. Deo Munube, Dr. Ruth Namazzi, Dr. Joyce Kambugu, Dr. Peter Wasswa, Dr. Joseph Lubega.

Rest in peace


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