Dr. Peter Waiswa is a Ugandan medical doctor and an Associate Professor at Makerere University School of Public health, College of health Sciences, Uganda. He is a health systems and policy academic and researcher with particular focus on newborn health and development and maternal-newborn-child health services. He leads the InDepth Network on Maternal-Newborn health and is a frequent advisor to international organizations on perinatal-newborn health. He holds a joint PhD degree from Karolinska Institutet and Makerere University, and is on the faculty at Makerere University School of Public Health, Uganda, as well as at Karolinska Institutet, Sweden. Dr. Waiswa worked as a District Medical Officer for eight years under Iganga District Local Government where he rose to the rank of Principal Medical Officer. He has extensive experience in health systems and health service management. His research and program interests in low and middle income countries include health systems research including policy analysis, implementation and operations research, and how well these are linked to programming.