Juliet Ndimwibo Babirye

Dr. Juliet Ndimwibo Babirye MD, MPH is a Lecturer in infectious disease (HIV, Malaria) and non-communicable disease control; which she has done for the last 11 years. She obtained her medical degrees from Makerere University in 1996 and her Master of Public Health by Research in 2005 from University of New South Wales, Sydney Australia. Juliet was a fellow at the Center for AIDS Reasearch at Case Western Reserve University in 2002. She has leadership, clinical and research experience. The most recent research focused on the reasons for Ugandan under-five mortality trends since 1948. This study was conducted in collaboration with the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine under the research consortium; Team for Applied Research to Generate Effective Tools and Strategies for communicable disease control. Data from this study has already been useful to the Ugandan Ministry of Health and has been incorporated in the Uganda child survival strategy. JulietÔÇÖs recent publications focus on child survival strategies highlighting the need for increasing access to known disease preventive strategies in the country such as advocating for universal coverage with long lasting insecticide treated nets. As part of her PhD studies at the University of Bergen Norway, JulietÔÇÖs current research focus is on strengthening the Ugandan health system for delivery of childhood vaccines. Additional research interests include breastfeeding for infants in the HIV era, mathematical modeling of vaccine preventable illnesses and conducting systematic reviews. Juliet is the current director for the Joanna Briggs Institute Adelaide-Uganda centre for systematic reviews. She is a founder member and the treasurer of the board of Australia Alumni Association of Uganda. Juliet is a founder member and the first president of the PhD forum at Makerere University School of Public Health. She has presented several papers at international conferences with several awards for best presenter. She has also provided technical services to the World Bank Institute, Washington DC as a facilitator for the global distance learning courses. Juliet has additional experience in curricula development and evaluation. For additional information on JulietÔÇÖs work visit: http://www.researchgate.net/profile/Juliet_Babirye/publications/?ev=prf_...