James Nkale

James Nkale Menya

Programme Manager

James Nkale Menya is a member of the senior management team at Amref Health Africa in Uganda, taking programmatic lead in Communicable diseases, Human resources for Health and humanitarian response program for refugee settlement. James is clinician with long serving experience in the area of HIV prevention intervention, implementing public health programs, training of health service providers and conducting clinical research.


James has relevant qualifications in the area of public health. He holds professional qualifications in Clinical Medicine and Community Health (Dip) and specialized qualifications; masters of Public Health and a master’s degree in project management. In addition, he has taken applied professional development programs in epidemiology, biostatistics and clinical trial management.


James has vast experience in public health research having worked 17 years in HIV population research programs where he served under capacities of quality control officer and clinical trial coordinator positions. He has also worked as program manager on regional HIV prevention program covering eight districts in central Uganda, taken lead of a regional medical outreaches program that focuses on increasing access to specialized medical and surgical services among underserved populations in Northern Uganda.


In this line of professional duties, James has developed innovations in areas of HIV prevention programing and training of service providers. He has also played a role at national level by participating in development of protocols and training curriculums for human resource development. James has a passion and focus on strengthening the quality of health services, participating in programs to achieve universal health coverage and strengthening systems to control/ mitigate effects of non-communicable diseases in the population.