Espilidon Tumukurate

Espilidon Tumukurate

Technical Advisor, currently working in Uganda

Espilidon Tumukurate is a public health expert, with over 20 years’ experience in management of public health programs with focus on health systems strengthening, communicable disease control and reproductive maternal, newborn child health. His hands-on experience includes:

  • Innovations to reach the unreached, through total market approaches, social marketing through tailored approaches to uniquely respond to different population segments needs. 
  • Health systems capacity, including health financing, supply chain management, human resources for health performance and motivation, total quality management among others. 
  • Project management, working with various implementing partners (JSI, JHU.CCP, Jhpiego) with support from development partners – USAID, UKAID, World Bank, Bill Melinda Gates foundation – BMGF, UNFPA, UNICEF, etc. through various initiatives PEPFAR, PMI, GFF, UHC, SDG. 

Currently, Espilidon is a Health Financing Advisor with ThinkWell, seconded to Ministry of Health, Uganda, through the Strategic Purchasing for Primary Health Care (SP4PHC) Project funded by BMGF. 

Joining ThinkWell is a defining moment in my professional career, providing a platform to influence the policy debate for high impact reforms in health systems, at the national and regional level, working directly with MOH and other stakeholders in global health.


years learning basic French, and still counting


countries visited to date


degrees awarded as fulfillment of my first bachelor's


international languages spoken

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