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Ugandan Academic Alliance

The Ugandan Academic Alliance began in 2000 with a partnership among leading academic physician-researchers from Uganda and North America, then incorporated in 2003. These physician-researchers were committed to pursuing a more collaborative, African-based and African-led approach to overcome the devastation of HIV/AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa.

In 2004, Accordia, in partnership with Pfizer Inc., the Academic Alliance, and Makerere University, established the Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI) at Makerere University as the preeminent center in sub-Saharan Africa for infectious disease training, treatment, and research. In just a decade, IDI has become a world-renowned center of excellence that is improving the quality of care available throughout the region.

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Nelson Sewankambo, MD

Principal, College of Health Sciences, Makerere University

Co-chair, Ugandan Chapter

W. Michael Scheld, MD

Director, Pfizer Initiative in International Health, University of Virginia (UVA) School of Medicine

Co-chair, Ugandan Chapter

Jerrold Ellner, MD

Chief of Infectious Diseases, Boston Medical Center Professor of Medicine, Boston University

Moses Joloba, MBChB, MS, MMed, MPH, PhD

Director, Tuberculosis Research Unit (TBRU), Case Western Reserve University Department Head, Medical Microbiology, Makerere University School of Medicine

Moses R. Kamya, MBChB, MMed, MPH, PhD

Chair, Ministry of Health (MOH) Adult ART Management Committee Department Head, Makerere University School of Medicine – Kampala, Uganda

Elly T. Katabira, MBChB, FRCP Edin

Co-founder, The AIDS Support Organization (TASO) Associate Dean for Research, Makerere University School of Medicine

Edward Katongole-Mbidde, MBCHB, MMED, MRCP

Director of the Uganda Virus Research Institute

Yukari C. Manabe, MD

Associate Director of Global Health Research and Innovation, Johns Hopkins University

Harriet Mayanja-Kizza, MBChB, MMed, MS

Dean, School of Medicine, Makerere University College of Health Sciences

Keith McAdam, MB BChir, FRCP, FWACP

Founding Director, Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI)
Associate International Director, Royal College of Physicians

Dr. Lydia Mpanga-Sebuyira, FRCP

Director, Capacity Building, Imprint (U) Ltd.

Roy Mugerwa, MBChB, MMed

Professor and Former Chairman, Makerere University Department of Medicine

Philippa Musoke, MD

Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics and Child Health, Makerere University

Gisela Schneider, MD, MPH

Director, German Institute for Medical Missions

David Serwadda, MD

Director, Institute of Public Health, Makerere University

David Thomas, MD

Chief of Infectious Diseases, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

Fred Wabwire-Mangen, MBChB, DTM&H, MPH, PhD

Associate Professor of Epidemiology, Makerere University Institute of Public Health

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