Andrew Kitua

Epidemiologist and African Region Director, DAI, Uganda

Andrew Kitua is an epidemiologist and current Africa region director of the USAID/EPT2 Preparedness and Response project implemented by DAI. Andrew is a former lead malaria researcher at the Special Programme for Research and Training (TDR), WHO, Geneva (Sept. 2009-2011) and former director general of the National Institute for Medical Research (NIMR), Tanzania (1997-2009). He has chaired many national and international scientific committees including the Developing Countries Coordinating Committee of the European and Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP), 2008-2009. A former member of the advisory committee of the Global Forum for Health Research (GFHR) and the Council on Health Research for Development (COHRED) and holds memberships to several research societies. Has over 60 peer-reviewed publications in scientific journals. He developed the current EAC contingency plan for epidemics and other public health emergencies between March 2015-October 2015. Andrew's areas of expertise are epidemiology, disease prevention and control, clinical research, One Health, epidemics/pandemics preparedness and response and institutional capacity building for health research.


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