Deborah Alibu is supporting the research management team at the UVRI – THRiVE-2 with financial management and oversight of the grant. She possess an ACCA with audit and accounting experience for over 15 years at a managerial level, having started out with a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and later awarded a post graduate diploma in business management.
She has been involved in research on cost accounting methods and practices in the transport sector and has now embarked on a study of the cost implications of maintaining a quality lab testing service to mitigate the effects of misdiagnosis in HIV amidst limited resources.
Deborah’s most recent role was the finance manager for the USG funded NUPITA/ TA-NPI at John Snow Inc office in Kampala, Uganda. Prior experience with PEPFAR and CDC funded health programmes in the Uganda health sector, promoted her to a leading role in financial management and good accounting practice in handling development funds at the Mildmay HIV care centre. Basing on her previous experience in compliance audits for multilateral donor agreements including the USAID (World Learning, Inc) under Coopers and Lybrand Accountants, currently volunteers financial advice and governance with Boards of a couple of NGOs with emphasis on improved access to health services by all Ugandans and enhancing social responsibility through education.