Prof. Diana Nambatya Nsubuga, is a professor in public health. She is an emerging young leader who has demonstrated significant impact in addressing society’s critical needs. She is a renown urban farmer, Founder of Kwagala Farm, advocate for nutrition and health with a focus on empowering women and youth. She is proof that farming offers the young generation a chance to make a difference by growing enough food to feed the World
Diana leads the Global Health Corps (GHC) operation in Uganda which recruits, trains, and supports leaders to implement family planning programs and reproductive health services. Through her work with GHC, Diana directly fosters and supports the leadership development of young Ugandan and American health advocates.
For example, she has mobilized men, women, and young people to take advantage of cost-effective technologies such as Kangaroo Mother Care, otherwise known as skin-to-skin care where a newborn is immediately held against the mother’s skin. The technique has been shown to prevent hypothermia especially in premature infants. She is therefore a maternal health advocate. Diana Nambatya Nsubuga was the recipient of the 2016 American Express NGen Leadership Award