Elly Katabira

Elly Katabira, is Professor of Medicine in the School of Medicine, Makerere University College of Health Sciences, Kampala, Uganda. Dr. Katabira received his medical degree at Makerere University and specialized in Neurology in England. Since 1985, he has worked in the field of HIV as a clinician, an educator, and a researcher. Dr. Katabira started the first AIDS clinic in Africa in 1987 and is a co-founder of TASO (The AIDS Support Organization) that has provided community-based support, care, and training for people living with HIV in Uganda and beyond. He has worked with international organisations including World Health Organisation (WHO) and United Nations Joint Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS). He joined the International AIDS Society (IAS) in 1990 and became its Governing Council’s Africa regional representative in 2000. He was the IAS President from July 2010 to July 2012. Dr Katabira’s research interests are in clinical trials, operational research, and antiretroviral treatment implementation studies. He has published over 250 papers in peer-reviewed journals and presented over 250 abstracts at international conferences. In recognition of his contributions in the HIV field, he was elected an honorary international member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2017.

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