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Published on 8 Dec 2014
Dr Damalie Nakanjako, Associate professor, Makerere University Department of Medicine
Presented at the University of Oxford on Thursday 27th November 2014
More about the presenter:
Damalie Nakanjako (MBChB, MMED, PhD) is an internist whose work focuses on optimizing HIV treatment outcomes and reducing HIV-associated morbidity and mortality in sub-Saharan Africa. She is formerly a Wellcome Trust post-doctoral Research Fellow in Infection and Immunity at the Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI), Makerere University. She has over 10 years' experience in HIV/AIDS care at different platforms including community trials to show that simple interventions like safe water and cotrimoxazole prophylaxis reduced morbidity and mortality among people living with HIV (PLHIV), hospital-based studies to evaluate the implementation of basic tools like provider-initiated HIV testing and routine TB screening to improve access to HIV diagnosis, management of TB-HIV co-infections and timely initiation of anti-retroviral therapy in a hospital setting, epidemiological studies to understand immune recovery in long-term HIV treatment cohorts, laboratory-based studies to understand cellular mechanisms of suboptimal immune recovery, as well as clinical trials on innovative interventions of adjunct therapy to maximise the benefits of antiretroviral therapy among PLHIV. She has authored several peer-reviewed publications, a book entitled ‘Efficient HIV/AIDS care in resource-limited settings’; ISBN 978-3-639-33430-2 and a book chapter entitled ‘Scaling Up HIV/AIDS Care among Women in Sub-Saharan Africa: Cross-Cultural Barriers’, in Springer Book, "Women, Motherhood and Living with HIV/AIDS', A Cross-Cultural Perspective, ISBN 978-94-007-5886-5.
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