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Emily Namara Lugolobi

Dr. Emily Christabel Namara-Lugolobi (MBCHB, MPH) is a Public Health Specialist with over fifteen years of experience in the care and management of HIV/AIDS and has published articles focusing on the elimination of mother-to-child transmission (eMTCT) of HIV. She is currently the Program Manager for the HIV Prevention Care and Treatment Program at Makerere University – Johns Hopkins University (MU-JHU) Research Collaboration.  In this role, she provides overall leadership and technical direction in the delivery of comprehensive HIV/AIDS care and prevention services in particular eMTCT of HIV. These services are provided at two high-volume facilities, that is, the MU-JHU ART clinic and Kawempe National Referral Hospital located in Kampala Uganda. She is a member of the PMTCT Technical Working Group at the Uganda Ministry of Health and is committed to improving the lives of those infected and affected with HIV and the elimination of mother-to-child HIV transmission through the implementation of evidence-based interventions. She has in the past coordinated a performance evaluation study of a point-of-care test for early infant diagnosis of HIV-1 infection in resource-poor healthcare settings (the SAMBA study) and a pilot Electronic Medical Records Project with the aim of improving integrated HIV and Maternal and Child Health service delivery. She is interested in programming activities geared at achieving an HIV-free generation and scaling up the use of electronic medical records to improve health delivery in public health facilities.