Denis Bunyoga

Public Health Fellow


Dr Denis Bunyoga is a public health specialist with more than five years of experience in human medical research, disease surveillance and response. He currently serves as Public Health Officer for Africa CDC Western Africa RCC, where he coordinates communication and surveillance programmes for antimicrobial resistance, Lassa fever and yellow fever programmes in Nigeria. He led the surveillance team during the 2018-2019 yellow fever outbreak in Nigeria and participated in a study of latent tuberculosis in adolescents in Mwanza City, which laid foundation for the clinical trial of a new TB vaccine targeting infection prevention among adolescents. Before joining Africa CDC, Dr Bunyoga served as Study Coordinator for the National Institute for Medical Research, Tanzania, laying a foundation for integrated cross-border health partnership project which helped improve TB, HIV, antenatal clinic, vaccine programme, and family planning for cross-border communities. Dr Bunyoga holds a bachelor’s degree in medicine from the Catholic University of Health and Allied Sciences. He speaks fluent English and conversational Swahili.