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Dr. Ruth Namazz (Co-Investigator)

Dr. Namazzi is a lecturer at the Department of Pediatrics and Child Health of Makerere University College of Health Sciences. She is also a paediatric hematologist /oncologist who works at the paediatric haematology unit of Mulago Hospital, as well as the Mulago Hospital Sickle cell clinic. Dr. Namazzi is passionate about improving the outcomes of children with blood disorders in Uganda through improved access to evidence-based care.

Dr. Daudi Jjingo (Co-Investigator)

Dr. Jjingo is a Principal Investigator of the NIH/Fogarty Bioinformatics training grant in Uganda and Co-Principal Investigator of the Ugandan H3BioNet node. He serves as the Director of the African Center of Excellence (ACE) in bioinformatics and data intensive sciences, whose mandate involves providing cutting-edge computational platforms for biomedical research. Dr.

Dr. Robert Opoka (Co-Investigator)

Dr. Robert Opoka is an Associate Professor in the department of Paediatrics and Child Health College of Health Sciences Makerere University. He is a clinical researcher and Medical Educator. In addition, he holds an appointment at the Universities of Minnesota and Indiana as Adjunct Assistant Professor. In the past seventeen years he has been the key Ugandan collaborator for several NIH funded grants on severe malaria neurological and neurocognitive impairments in Ugandan children.

Prof. Sarah Kiguli (Principal Investigator/Co-Principal Investigator)

Prof. Kiguli is a Professor of Paediatrics & Child Health at Makerere University. She holds a Bachelors of Medicine and Bachelors of Surgery (Makerere University), Masters of Medicine in Paediatrics & Child Health (Makerere University), Masters of Health Professions’ Education (University of Maastricht, The Netherlands) and a Fellowship in Advanced Leadership Medical Education and Research from FAIMER Institute USA. During the last 20 years, she has focused on advancement of Paediatrics Clinical Research and Services as well as Health Professions Education.

Prof. Kwaku Ohene-Frempong (Site Advisor)

Prof Kwaku Ohene-Frempong, M.D., was born in Ghana and came to the United States in 1966 to attend Yale University. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Biology in 1970. After graduating from the Yale School of Medicine in 1975, he trained in Pediatrics at the New York Hospital - Cornell Medical Center, and in Pediatric Hematology-Oncology (1977-80) at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).