World Health Day

Peter Mugyenyi

Uganda

AFP 2005
"My mission to my patients is to provide them with the best therapy available and if it is not available to go out of my way to get it for them."

AFP 2005
"It is painful to see a patient die due to lack of effective medicine or intervention simply because they are too poor to afford it."

One of the world’s foremost specialists in the field of HIV/AIDS, Professor Mugyenyi is a pediatrician by training. He was key in founding Uganda’s HIV/AIDS Joint Clinical Research Centre and establishing partnerships with other institutions throughout the world.

Although his reputation and expertise would allow him to find a position anywhere in the world, Professor Mugyenyi chose to remain in Kampala, where he feels his work has the most impact.

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