Samuel Ikwaras Okware

Uganda Christian University Uganda

Dr. Samuel Okware is a medical doctor, a public health specialist with international experience. He obtained his Ph.D. on emerging infections from the University of Bergen. He pioneered HIV research that established the first national HIV/AIDS prevention program which contributed to significant declines in HIV prevalence. He held several senior positions in the Health sector including communicable disease control and public health. He is currently the Director-General of the Uganda National Health Research Organisation which coordinates health research in the country. He is also a Commissioner in the East African Health Research Commission. He has published several peer-reviewed articles on HIV/AIDS. He received several international awards for his contribution to the prevention of HIV/AIDS and control of Ebola outbreaks.

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Significant progress in HIV prevention and control has been achieved worldwide. This book reviews emerging challenges and new opportunities for prevention. Chapters cover such topics as challenges in the media within the context of advancing technologies and societal perceptions, barriers to antiretroviral treatment and suggestions for improvement, opportunities in nanotechnology-based drug delivery systems, the central role of sexual and reproductive health in consolidating a human rights-based program, and much more. Client-focused models for integrating employment as a social determinant in the HIV/AIDS programs are discussed and recommended.

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