Dr. Peter Mugyenyi receives the coveted Hero in Medicine Award

BOSTON, MA — Management Sciences for Health is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Peter Mugyenyi as Principal Program Officer in its HIV/TB Unit.

A world leader in the fight against HIV/AIDS, Dr. Mugyenyi's professional experience spans more than 20 years and includes work in The United Kingdom, Saudi Arabia, Uganda and other countries in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Since 1992, Dr. Mugyenyi has served as the Executive Director of the Joint Clinical Research Centre (JCRC), a model center that has played a major role in the highly successful Uganda AIDS Control program. Working with a team of over 50 experts and scientists, Dr. Mugyenyi has established highly successful partnerships between the JCRC and institutions in the United States, Europe, Japan, India, and numerous other countries in Africa.

Dr. Mugyenyi has served as the AIDS Task Force Chairman at the Uganda Ministry of Health and led the development of the national plan to scale up HIV care in Uganda. He is also the Chair of the Africa Dialogue on AIDS (ADAC), an African-led initiative to coordinate HIV/AIDS related activities n Africa. Dr. Mugyenyi has also served in key positions in academic institutions, and national and international organizations. His work has focused on planning, review, and execution of policies and projects on AIDS treatment and research, HIV vaccines trials, access to drugs, poverty alleviation, policy formulation, and health communication. He has served as a Principal Investigator on a projects funded by the World Health Organization, the National Institutes of Health, Family Health International, the European Community, and the Rockefeller Foundation.

In September 2003, Dr. Mugyenyi was honored by the International Association of Physicians in AIDS Care (IAPAC) and presented with the Hero in Medicine Award. Management Sciences for Health CEO and Founder, Dr. Ron O'Connor was on-hand at the award ceremony in Chicago to help celebrate this honor.

Management Sciences for Health is very pleased to welcome an esteemed colleague and a true leader in the global fight against HIV/AIDS to our organization. Dr. Mugyenyi will be dividing his time between his homeland, Uganda, and the MSH headquarters in Boston.

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