Earlier during his career, he coordinated the implementation of public health, maternal, child health and nutrition, HIV/AIDS/malaria/tuberculosis disease control programs and implementation of strategies for AIDS, environmental sanitation, safe motherhood, nutrition, and disability.
Dr. Okware has international experience, particularly in the field of AIDS and emerging infections. He has served as a consultant for WHO and assisted in the Midterm AIDS program evaluation in East and Central Africa.
Since 2011 he was a member of the WHO Expert Committee on Research and Development. His research interests include infectious diseases, implementation research and climate change. He has published his works in peer-reviewed articles on Ebola, HIV/AIDS and public health. He has edited several books too- the latest being Advances on Ebola Control.
He has mobilized and managed large grants. He received the highest award from the Parliament of Uganda for his exceptional contribution to HIV/AIDS prevention and Ebola control. He also got several international awards for a similar contribution.