Dr Tumusiime was born in Uganda in 1958. His areas of expertise are Epidemiology, Health Policy Development, Health Reform, Programme Management and Public Health Planning. He is currently Team Leader and oversees Health Service Delivery for the governments of the 47 Member Countries of the World Health Organization Regional Office for Africa in Brazzaville, Congo. He has been with WHO since 2000 and has held several senior positions in his areas of expertise within that Organization. Before Dr Tumusiime joined WHO, he served the Government of Uganda as Senior Programme Officer, Assistant Commissioner for Health Services, Deputy Director of Rural and Urban Health Services, and Medical Officer. He graduated from Case Western Reserve University in the USA with an M Sc and a PhD in Epidemiology and Biostatistics. He holds the Doctor of Medicine and a postgraduate diploma in Public Health from Makerere University in Uganda and a certificate in Planning and Management of District Health Services from the Royal Tropical Institute in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Dr Tumusiime has served on scores of taskforces, has consulted for dozens of international bodies active in health development and management, and is a member of many professional societies. He has published 27 papers in his areas of expertise. He is married, has 4 children, and lives and works in Brazzaville, Republic of Congo.