Dr. Hafsa Lukwata is the Principal Medical Officer and Ag. Assistant Commissioner, mental health, and control of substance abuse at the Ministry of Health. She holds an MBCHB from Mbarara University and a Post Graduate Diploma in Tropical Medicine from Nagasaki University Japan. She also holds a Master’s in Public Health at Makerere University. Hafsa has pursued several short courses in demography and population studies, in mental health, child and adolescent mental health, tobacco, and alcohol control. She is currently the National Lead for the mental health and psychosocial support sub pillar for Covid-19.