Senior Lecturer

Dr. Joseph L. Mpagi


Joseph holds a PhD in Immunology from the University of Hamburg, Germany and a postdoctoral training in Infectious Diseases at the University of Cape Town, South Africa. He has published a number of papers in peer-reviewed Journals. While in South Africa, Joseph’s interest drifted away from academic to developmental research. Mpagi spent the years 2005-8 conducting research on the question, ‘What is the real problem with Africans?’ The findings clearly identified the primary reason why sub-Saharan countries failed to get out of underdevelopment in the first 50 years of independence, but also why they are likely to fail in this next 50 years (2000s-2060s). Consequently, in collaboration with other Scholars and with support from Makerere and Busitema Universities, he spent the years 2009-2019 developing an educational intervention to address the problem. Presently, he and colleagues are working on the production of a video entitled, Saving Sub-Saharan Africa from Future Horror: Your Country in the Limelight, which will herald the release of the educational intervention.


Department of Microbiology and Immunology,

Faculty of Health Sciences

Busitema University

P.O. Box 1460 Mbale, Uganda.

Mobile: +256-794675737