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  • Pauline Byakika-Kibwika, winner of the HIVRT alumni scholarship to attend the HIV Drug Therapy Congress, Glasgow, 2018.

    HIV Research Trust alumni were asked to complete a survey describing how their HIVRT scholarship had impacted their professional and academic lives allowing Trustees to better understand how it affected patient outcomes in the scholar’s home setting. The Trustees assessed all survey responses and selected Pauline to receive the above award. Her story is summarised below.

    In 2010 Pauline attended a placement at Mahidol University, Thailand to obtain clinical pharmacology analytical skills to assist her in completing her PhD. Pauline’s PhD work contributed to the current knowledge on treatment of malaria in HIV-infected patients who are also receiving antiretroviral treatment. This work has been utilised and referenced by the World Health Organization in the current policy on treatment of malaria in HIV-infected individuals.

    After completion of her PhD, she was promoted to Associate Professor and currently heads the Infectious Diseases Unit at the Department of Medicine of Makerere University College of Health Sciences, Kampala, Uganda where they care for those who are affected with HIV and opportunistic infections - more than 200 HIV-infected inpatients and over 300 outpatients are seen each month.

    Pauline is also the Director of the Research Directorate at Makerere where her responsibilities include reviewing and guiding the research framework at the Department of Medicine and supervising Masters and PhD students’ research projects.
  • 2005 Scholars

    Omalola Irinoye
    The HIV Research Trust grant in 2004/5 to Omolola Irinoye facilitated: 1. her travels to South Africa, consultation with an experienced researcher (who also supervised her PhD thesis), 2. qualitative data analyses of 14 focus group discussions and in-depth interviews of 32 men and women across three generations of young, middle-aged, and older Yoruba residents in Ile-Ife. Qualitative data facilitated cultural analysis, and understanding of sexual behaviour among the Yoruba people of South Western Nigeria as such are dictated by gender, social demands, and perception of sexual intercourse as it relates to the wholeness of self and life. Findings gave cues to issues to focus on in developing intervention programmes aimed at moderating sexual behaviour as are culturally and socially determined and gender controlled among people from the ethnic group.


    • 11th Jan 2021: Applications Open
    • 7th March 2021: Applications Close
    • April 2021: Scholarships announced



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    The scholarships are for health care professionals in early/mid-career who are located in resource-limited settings from low-income and lower-middle-income countries working in the field of HIV infection. Read more to see if you are eligible.