Uganda Fronts Dr Warren Namara for AU Top Job

Dr Warren Namara

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has fronted Dr. Warren Namara for the post of Social Affairs Commissioner in the African Union (AU).

Dr. Namara who is currently working as the UNAIDS Country Director for Tanzania, approved is a Ugandan Public Health physician and Infectious Disease epidemiologist. He has over 25 years working on HIV/AIDS prevention in East, pharm Southern, Central and West Africa.

He graduated from Makerere University Medica School and started on his medical career in the rural parts of Uganda in early 1980.

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He later moved to do research on STDs and HIV/AIDS in Kenya Medical Reasearch Institute before attaining a Masters degree in Public Health at Nairobi University Medical School.

He served as the Uganda National AIDS Control Program (UNACP) Epidemiologist, setting up epidemiological networks for surveillance and population surveys before being appointed the Director UNACP, a position where he was the expert adviser to President Museveni on HIV/AIDS prevention.

He has served as an adviser on HIV/AIDS programmes in Zimbabwe, worked with World Bank in reorganizing Health Services destroyed by Genocide in Rwanda before joining UNAIDS in the same country in 2008.

Dr. Namara has worked in Kenya, Nigeria, Ethiopia and Ghana, all under the UNAIDS program.

He has several publications in a number of peer reviewed journals, and holds a number of management and post graduate qualifications from the University of Toronto, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, the University of Carlifornia at San Francisco in the Centre of AIDS Prevention Services (CAPS) and University of Leicester.

Dr. Namara’s campaign will run under the auspices of the AU Department and the Uganda Parmanent mission to AU, in Addis Ababa.


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