My Name is Francis Kiweewa, a Ugandan physician (MBChB, MMED, and MPH). I received my Bachelor’s degree in Medicine and Surgery (2000) and a Master of Medicine in Internal Medicine (2007) from Makerere University. I also hold a Master of Public Health (2009) from Harvard University. I am currently working with the Makerere University Walter Reed Project in Kampala as the Head of Research and Scientific Affairs.
I hail from Cameroon. I grew up in the predominantly coastal areas in Douala and Nkongsamba during my primary and secondary education. I subsequently moved to Yaoundé for my tertiary and professional life. I have been working in the field of HIV for over 20 years, when I started my MSc in 1995.
My name is Ntando Yola, I work with the Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation, Cape Town as a social and community mobilizer and advocate in HIV, TB clinical trials. I started working in this field just over 12 years ago as a Community Liaison Officer of one of the IAVI HIV Vaccine trials in a small community outside Cape Town called Masiphumelele. This was after I quit my high school teaching job.