Samuel Ikwaras Okware

Uganda Christian University

Dr. Samuel Ikwaras Okware received his PhD on emerging infections from Center for International Health, Faculty of Medicine, University of Bergen, Norway in 2015. Since 2011 he has been Director General at Uganda National Health Research Organization, UNHRO, a national agency for the coordination and regulation of health research in the country. His previous appointments include: from 1999 to 2008 Commissioner Health Services /Public Health and Community Health, Ministry of Health HQ, Kampala; from 1992 to 1998 was Director of the National Communicable Diseases Control/HIV/AIDS, malaria, TB and other communicable diseases in Uganda; from 1991 to 1994 Deputy Director of Medical Services responsible for Public Health, Communicable Disease Control. He pioneered the early studies on HIV epidemiology in Uganda and successfully led the first HIV/AIDS Control Program in Uganda and indeed Africa. Dr. Okware has authored 55 journal papers on HIV, emerging and remerging infections, malaria and public health. He has recently written several book chapters, and edited 3 IntechOpen books on Ebola and HIV/AIDS in 2019.

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Ebola epidemics have had immediate and lasting impact in Africa and beyond, with its high case fatality and societal disruption. Its rapid spread, coupled with the limited knowledge, serves as a recipe for disaster and panic in the community. Health workers are particularly at risk, paying heavily with their lives. Sharing knowledge from various experts in basic sciences that support vaccine and drug development, as well as improving community surveillance and case management, enriches our understanding of this highly fatal and contagious disease. In a world that is fast becoming a global village, communicable diseases from low-resource setting are gradually becoming a global health threat. This book seeks to discuss emerging advances in the Ebola control.

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