Clemensia Nakabiito is the MU-JHU Care Ltd CRS Leader. Currently, she is the Lead for all maternal health studies at the site and the Lead for the women’s health domain.
She is a senior consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist who worked with Mulago National Referral Hospital for over 32 years. She also worked as a liaison officer between the MU-JHU site and the hospital as a Co-investigator on the landmark HIVNET 012 Trial.
In 2007, together with the other investigators at MU-JHU Care Ltd, she started building capacity for the site to participate in the NIH/HHS funded Microbicides Trials Network (MTN) under which the site has conducted a number of MTN trials. This includes the studies using the Dapivirine Vaginal ring for HIV Prevention which was found to be effective in the prevention of HIV acquisition among women.
She has also mentored and raised a group of young investigators who have grown in their own capacity as independent investigators which is a strength for the site.
Clemensia’s vision is to see that a number of HIV prevention options are availed to women to use throughout the different stages of their lives and thereby realize an HIV free generation.