Fred Ssewamala is the founder and director of the International Center for Child Health and Development (ICHAD) and director of the SMART Africa Center (Strengthening Mental health And Research Training). His work centers around family-based economic empowerment and social protection interventions to long-term development of children and adolescent youth, particularly those impacted by poverty and HIV/AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa.
Ssewamala, the William Gordon Distinguish Professor in the Brown School, has spent more than 15 years working in the Masaka region of Uganda through ICHAD and published more than 80 academic articles. His work has created financial inclusion programs for communities affected by poverty and disease. His current research evaluates long-term outcomes of economic empowerment intervention for both HIV positive youth and female sex workers.
Improve the outcome and economic fortune of children and marginalized groups in Uganda.