Samuel Orochi Orach, is a graduate of Makerere University Medical School who holds a Master of Primary Health Care Management from Istituto Superiore di Sanita, Rome, Italy (1990) and a HHH Fellowship in Public Health Policy and Management from Emory University, Atlanta – Georgia, USA (2000). He has had several other trainings in health services management and governance and has served the sector, for over 36 years since June 1983. He is currently the Executive Secretary of Uganda Catholic Medical Bureau (UCMB), the health department of the Uganda Episcopal Conference. His main areas of interest are in Health Systems (HSS) (especially Corporate Governance and leadership) and Public-Private-Partnership for Health (PPPH) as a vehicle to service delivery and strengthening health systems. He has over 31 years of experience in public health management / leadership positions and has worked both in Government and in the church.
Dr Orach has been on a number of Governing or Advisory Boards both within Uganda and internationally. Among many others, he has for 12 years now been a member of the Health Policy Advisory Committee (HPAC) of the Ministry of Health in Uganda. Since August 2018, he is a member of the Board of Director of Uganda’s National Medical Store. Dr Orach served as a member of the Health Advisory Board for the John Fetze Foundation in Kalamazoo, USA, from 2012-2015. He has this year also been appointed as a member of the Board of Directors of Emmaus Foundation Trust, a Faith-based organization. In March 2012 Pope Benedict XVI (Rtd) appointed him as Consultant / Advisor to the Pontifical Council for Health Pastoral Care (The Vatican) and has also been a member of the Board of Directors of the International Confederation of Catholic Health Care Associations (CIISAC) (2014-2018).