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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.
  • 2008 Scholars

    Atchriya Hemachandra, Thailand
    To go to Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of Pennsylvania to train in biostatistical methods

    Yvonne Osei- Kissi, Ghana
    To go to the University of Amsterdam to learn advanced methods of HIV genome analysis as part of research into HIV discordant couples

    Joseph Matovu, Uganda
    To go to Project San Francisco Rwanda to learn counselling methods in HIV

    Stephen Mathew Kibusi, Tanzania
    To go to the London School of Hygiene and Public Health London to study methodology in public health development

    Anna Vinogradova, Russian Federation
    To go to the King Carlos Institute of Health Spain to learn advanced HIV genotyping methods

    Anthony Kebira Nyamache, Kenya
    To go to the Department of Pathology, University of Stellenbosch S.Africa to learn advanced techniques of molecular characterisation of the HIV genome

    Joel Bazira, Uganda
    To go to the University of Kwazulu Natal to learn advanced methods of diagnosis of tuberculosis

    Isaac Michael Kigozi, Uganda
    To go to the University of California San Francisco to learn data base analysis of predictors of HIV outcomes

    Nanfuka Rehma Naava, Uganda
    To go to the MRC Clinical trials Unit London to learn methods of analysis of clinical trial data

    Victoria Adamu Pam, Nigeria
    To go to the Biomedical Research Institute Zimbabwe to learn techniques for characterising cryptosporidium species that are a major cause of diarrhoea in HIV infected persons


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



    If you are interested in applying for a scholarship find out more below:



    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.