Staff Profiles

Dr Mercy-Nkuba Nassali

Dr Nassali Mercy-Nkuba Senior Lecturer

Faculty of Medicine

Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Senior Lecturer

Location: Sir Keitumile Hospital Masire Teaching Hospital complex F1050
Phone: +267 355 5598
Email Dr Mercy-Nkuba Nassali

Masters of Medicine Obstetrics and Gynaecology (M.MED OBGY) Makerere University Kampala, Uganda.

Diploma in Sexual and Reproductive health Lund University,Sweden.

Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBchB), Makerere University Kampala.

I have over a decade of clinical  experience in Obsterics and Gynaecology and I am passionate about the improvement of maternal and child health outcomes.I completed my  internship training at Mulago National teaching hospital.I then served at a faith based district hospital Kiwoko Hospital for 3 years after which I joined my residency program  at the Makerere University Medical School/Mulago national teaching and referral Hospital. I then worked at a public Mbale regional referral Hospital that was also an OBGY  medical student elective rotation site and medical internship training site as a Specialist OBGY and adjunct lecturer at the Mbale School of Clinical officers.I joined University of Botswana July 2012 as one of the 3 founding faculty of the department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology in August 2012 as lecturer and thereafter as senior lecturer.I served as Acting Head of department 2018/2019.I have been  involved in the developing  and growth of teaching and assessment materials for  the undergraduate programme and more recently with the development of the OBGY residency programme that was launched January 2020.I also offer full range of specialist OBGY clinical services at the Princess Marina Hospital UB Medical school teaching site.


I teach general Obstetrics and Gynaecology to both Junior and senior clerkship OBGY undergraduate rotations in year 3 (SOM 406) and year 5(SOM  503) respectively using the guided PBL education model.I also offer introductory sessions to Maternal Health to year 2 (SOM 303).

I teach residents during their clinical apprenticeship at the Princess Marina Hospital as well as in their formal didactic sessions.

My areas of academic interest include;

Prevention of mother to child transmission of HIV

Cervical cancer prevention and treatment outcomes

Malaria in pregnancy

Post abortion care and post-pregnancy family planning

Labour outcomes in trial of labour after prior caesarean delivery

Birthing positions and postures

and Innovations in Medical education


Co-supervisor on a postgraduate project to evaluate effectiveness ad safety of  Innovative methods of non pharmacological induction of labour such "extended balloon catheter induction"

Nassali MN, Melese T, Robert MN, Jamieson M, Enyeribe I, Katse E. Predictors of locally advanced disease at presentation and clinical outcomes among cervical cancer patients admitted at a tertiary hospital in Botswana. International Journal of Gynaecological Cancer 2018 Vol 28(6) page 1218-1225.

 Melese T, Habte D, Tsima BM, Mogobe KD, Nassali MN (2018) Management of post abortion complications in Botswana -The need for a standardized approach. PLoS ONE 13(2):e0192438.  

Mercy Nkuba Nassali, Tadele Melese Benti, Moreri BandaniNtsabele,Elly Musinguzi. A case report of an asymptomatic late term abdominal pregnancy with a live birth at 41 weeks of gestation. BMC Research Notes (2016) 9:31 DOI 10.1186/s13104-016-1844-6

Nassali Mercy, Nakanjako Damalie, Daniel Kyabayinze, Jolly Beyeza, Anthony Okoth ,Twaha Mutyaba.  Access to HIV/AIDS care for mothers and Children in Sub-Saharan Africa: Adherence to the postnatal PMTCT program, AIDS CARE, 2009 Vol 21(9) page 1124-1131.

In pursuit of academic excellence