Dr. Atwine is the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Uganda. She is charged with technical leadership as well as stewardship of all financial resources at the Ministry. She is currently focused on introducing reforms in culture, ethics and values in the sector, which she believes will increase quality and access to health care. She is a staunch crusader against corruption in the health sector.
Dr. Atwine is a physician specialist in internal medicine with post-graduate training in ‘Project Planning and Management. She also did ‘Improving the quality of Health Services, from Harvard T.H Chan School of Public Health. She has rich experience in International Clinical Trials and bio-ethics, especially in HIV/AIDS.
A Personal Physician to the President of Uganda, Dr Atwine is also the former Director of the Health Monitoring Unit under Statehouse whose role is to ensure a responsive and accountable national healthcare system through access to care. She is a strong advocate for integrity, transparency, and results-oriented performance.