Dr. Sabrina Bakeera-Kitaka is currently a Senior Lecturer and Specialist Paediatrician based at the Department of Paediatrics and Childhealth,School of Mecicine,Makerere University College of Health Sciences. She completed her MBChB in 1995;Masters of Paediatrics and Child Health in July 2002,both from Makerere University. Her Fellowship in Paediatrics Infectious Diseases was between 2003-2007 at the Infectious Diseases Institute,Makerere University and the Texas Children’s Hospital at the Baylor College of Medicine. She completed her PhD in July 2020 from the University of Antwerp,Belgium.
She is a member of the Makerere University Grants Management Committee which manages the Resesearch and Innovation Fund from the Government of Uganda. She has participated in epidemilogical research and published more than 45 peer reviewed articles;she also does peer reviews for high impact journals including PLOS One,BMJ,AIDS & Behavior and AIDS Care. She has contributed to efforts that improve Adolescent health care and training in Uganda, East and Southern Africa Region and Globally over the past 20 years. She teaches HIV in Adolescents on the East African Diploma of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene supported by the London School of Tropical Medicine;and sits on various expert panels for the Ministry of Health in Uganda;WHO;UNICEF and the UNFPA.
Dr.Kitaka is a distinguished member of the Uganda National Academy of Sciences. Her goal is to see every child and adolescent achieve their fullest potential. She has been involved in organizing various Scientific Conferences including the National Paediatrics HIV Meeting in Uganda;the Annual Scientific Conference for the Society of Adolescent Health(www.sahu.ug); the Annual Scientific Conference for the Uganda Society of Health Scientists and was the esteemed Co-Chair for the INTEREST22 meeting that was held in Kampala in May 2022.