Ronald Ssenyonga

Designation: Makerere University College of Health Sciences
Ronald Ssenyonga is a research associate at the Makerere University College of Health Sciences. He leads the day-to-day coordination of the Informed health Choices project activities in Uganda. He is a trained Biostatistician and a researcher in the use of Evidence in decision making. Ronald has contributed to over 20 clinical trials, 30 regional and national survey evaluations resulting in over 30 co-authored peer reviewed articles.

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Teaching critical thinking about health: impacts and implications

Claims about what might improve or harm our health are everywhere. Some of these claims are reliable, but many are not. People often don’t know how to tell the difference. Making decisions based on unreliable claims wastes resources and can result in unnecessary suffering. This problem was exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic, which was accompanied by an “infodemic”— an overload of information, including false or misleading information.