Samuel Ikwaras Okware
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.