Dr Mary AMUYUNZU-NYAMONGO
Founder Director and Technical Adviser for the African Institute for Health and Development (AIHD)
Dr. Mary Amuyunzu-Nyamongo is the Founder Director and Technical Adviser for the African Institute for Health and Development (AIHD), an organization based in Nairobi, Kenya that conducts research, training and advocacy on health and development issues. Mary has published widely in the areas of health and development, focusing on NCDs, HIV/AIDS, gender, youth, mothers and children under-five, rural and urban poverty, and health promotion in general. She also serves on various international committees/boards, including the World Health Organization (WHO), International Food and Policy Research Institute and the Mectizan Donation Program. Mary holds a PhD (Social Anthropology) from Cambridge University in the UK and BA (Social Anthropology) from the University of Nairobi,
Dr. Michael Makanga, MD PhD FRCP
EDCTP Executive Director
Dr. Makanga is a clinician-scientist with 25 years of professional experience of working on health and poverty-related infectious diseases in Africa. This includes 21 years of work experience on medical product development and clinical regulatory activities. He holds a Medical Degree from Makerere University, Uganda, and has been in various clinical and research positions before and after undertaking a Master’s Degree at the University of Liverpool, and a PhD Clinical Pharmacology at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, United Kingdom. He is also a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, Scotland.
Before joining EDCTP, Dr Makanga was first in clinical practice and academia, and later clinical research and research management. He joined EDCTP in 2004 and has served in different progressive management positions prior to his current appointment. During the last 13 years at EDCTP, he has built up significant experience in global health, research for health capacity development, quality assurance, project management and evaluation, health and research management as well as diplomacy and engagement with policy makers, health and regulatory authorities in sub-Saharan Africa and Europe. Moreover, he has served in various scientific and policy advisory boards for international product development and philanthropic organisations along with pharmaceutical companies involved in developing medicinal products for poverty related and neglected diseases.
Dr. Joseph B. BABIGUMIRA
Assistant Professor, Global Health and Pharmacy, University of Washington, Global Medicines Program
Dr. Joseph B. BABIGUMIRA trained as a medical doctor at Mbarara University in Uganda and attended Case Western Reserve University (MS Health Services) and University of Washington (PhD Pharmaceutical Economics). He practices as an applied health economist with a focus on sub-Saharan Africa. His current studies are on the economics of medical male circumcision for HIV prevention, health worker training, cervical cancer screening, breast cancer treatment, and capacity building for health technology assessment. He works actively with Master’s and PhD students in the USA and in Uganda and teaches courses in health economic methods, health technology assessment, and global health pharmacy.