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Dr. Peter Mugyenyi
Board of Advisors

Dr. Peter Mugyenyi is recognized as one of the world’s foremost specialists and researchers in the field of HIV/AIDS. Professor Mugyenyi, a pediatrician by training, played a key role in founding Uganda’s HIV/AIDS Joint Clinical Research Centre (JCRC) with President Yoweri Museveni in the early 1990s as a response to the country’s mounting epidemic. Since then Dr. Mugyenyi has served as director of the JCRC, which has grown into one of the most respected HIV / AIDS research, clinical care, treatment and training facilities in the world, with established partnerships with health and medical institutions around the globe.

"At this momentous time when recent scientific evidence from HPTN 052 trial, showed that early HIV treatment is a highly effective preventive tool, means that for the first time in 30 years of ever escalating AIDS crisis, the epidemic can be ended.  However, success requires commitment of all countries and increased funding support in order to achieve universal access, and to implement all other evidence-based best preventive measures including condoms, male circumcision, behavioral change, and programmes targeting at risk populations. The World Initiative for Science & Healthcare (WISH), through its EndHIVNow initiative working with other stakeholders will play an important role towards a future generation without HIV/AIDS."

Peter Mugyenyi
Kampala, June 21, 2011

Dr. Mugyenyi helped lay the groundwork for the US President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and was present at its unveiling in Washington, DC during the 2003 State of the Union Address. He is a leading advocate for insuring that prevention, testing and most of all, treatment reach those most in need in sub-Saharan Africa where over 60% of the 33.4 million people afflicted by the epidemic reside. In 2008, his book entitled book, Genocide by Denial: How Profiteering from HIV/AIDS Killed Millions, was published, which he describes as an “honest approach to the AIDS epidemic and how it has been handled in Uganda and worldwide.” The World Initiative for Science and Healthcare is honored to have Dr. Mugyenyi on its advisory board to help guide its efforts.

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