Dr. Sabrina Bakeera-Kitaka

Dr. Sabrina Bakeera-Kitaka

Senior Lecturer of Paediatrics and Child Health at the School of Medicine, Makerere University

Sabrina Bakeera-Kitaka is a Senior Lecturer of Paediatrics and Child Health at the School of Medicine, Makerere University,College of Heath Sciences.She is a Ugandan medical doctor who completed her MBChB at Makerere University in 1995;and completed her Masters of Paediatrics and Child Health at Makerere University in July 2002 .She was a Gilead Fellow at the Infectious Diseases Institute from 2003-2011 where she undertook a Fellowship in Paediatric Infectious Diseases and did research on HIV-infected adolescents.She is a PhD Candidate(2014-2016) at the School of Biomedical Sciences at the University of Antwerp,Belgium . She has co-directed the adolescent programs at the Paediatric Infectious Diseases Clinic(PIDC) in Mulago since August 2003 and madevarious health contributions in the print and press media including to the Straight Talk Newsletter. The PIDC,is a Baylor-Uganda supported clinical center of excellence which has one of the largest Paediatric and Adolescent HIV programs in Eastern and Southern Africa with over 1200 HIV-infected adolescents in care. Dr. Kitaka has taught Paediatrics and Adolescent Medicine to both undergraduate and post graduate students at the Department of Paediatrics since October, 2002.She has participated and supervised research projects and has over 30 publications in peer reviewed journals.Dr. Kitaka continues to participate in an on-going consultation with the WHO and UNICEF on the global scale up of adolescent care among HIV positive patients and recently has engaged with WHO as an expert adressing the health needs of adolescents in Africa. She is a past president of the Uganda Paediatrics Association(2009-2011);and the Founding President of the Society of Adolescent Health of Uganda(2012-2016);she sits on various Ministry of Health Committees and various Boards. She is a member of the Maternal New Born and Child Health Cluster with the Ministry of Health,and also the Adolescent Technical Working Group.She is a member of the Uganda National Advisory Committee for Vaccines and Immmunization;and a former member of the GAVI Civil Society Steering Committee(2009-2013).She is an Affiliate member of the Section on International Child Health (SOICH) of the American Academy of Pediatrics.