Ugandan Doctor Re-Elected to Global HIV Body

Dr Alex Muganzi, a doctor for HIVAids patients and head of the Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI) outreach department, has been re-elected to the International Aids Society (IAS) governing council as the Africa representative.

The IAS is the world’s leading association of HIV professionals that works towards HIVAids prevention and by convening international HIV conferences, providing its members with access to best practices and providing professional and skills development.

Muganzi, 37, beat 16 other contestants from countries such as South Africa, Ethiopia and Ghana and will join members such as IAS president and HIV co-discoverer, Francoise Barre Ssinousi, on the council.

He previously served a four-year term, between 2010 and 2014, and his overseer role on the IAS’ finance committee as well as his various contributions in some African countries’ HIV programmes, saw him re-elected.

Source : The Observer

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