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
P.O. Box 1460 Mbale, Uganda.