Board of Directors

The Board provides oversight and strategic Direction to the RHSP. It is made up of expert researchers, Academics and Scholars with vast expeirence in the field of Scienctifc research, virology and Epidemiology

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Prof. David Serwadda

Co-founder and Chair

Dr. Serwadda is one of the founders of the RHSP (formerly Rakai Project) and has been a Program principal investigator since 1988.

He has been a leading researcher in the epidemiology of HIV/AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa.

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Prof. Nelson Sewakambo

Co-founder and Board Member

He is a professor of medicine and former principal of the Makerere University College of Health Sciences, a semi-autonomous constituent college of Makerere University.

He has been at the forefront of research about the disease, specializing in HIV clinical drug trials. Sewankambo is a Fellow of the Uganda National Academy of Sciences


Dr. Ronald Gray


Dr. Gray is the Robertson Professor of Reproductive Epidemiology in the Department of Population, Family and Reproductive Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and has joint appointments in the Departments of Epidemiology and International Health.

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Dr. Maria Wawer


Dr. Wawer is a Professor in the Department of Population, Family and Reproductive Health at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, and Adjunct Clinical Professor of Public Health at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health.

Dr. Fred Nalugoda

Dr. Fred Nalugoda, PhD

Head Grants, Science & Training

Dr. Fred has spent over 20 years at the RHSP. He is been very instrumental in the transformation of research through training and development.

Dr. Tom Lutalo

Dr. Tom Lutalo, PhD

Head, Data & Biostatistics

Dr. Tom is an experienced Biostatician and has contributed to variuos research articles over the years. He heads the Data and Biostatistics department where he oversees Data Collection, Analysis, Storage and Reuse.

Senior Management Team

The Rakai Health Sciences Program(RHSP) is led by reknown experts in the field of clinical research. The Senior Management Team (SMT) is carefully selected by the Board and this team manages the day-to-day Programs and Research activities of the RHSP.

Dr. Godfrey Kigozi, PhD

Research Director

Dr. Kigozi has over 15 years in Research direction working with numerous collaborators world over on HIV and other Epidemiological Diseases in the RHSP.

Dr. Godfrey Kigozi

Dr. Joseph Kagaayi, PhD

Executive Director

Since he joined the program in 2000, Dr. Kagaayi has been at the fore-front of the Epidemiological research in the RHSP. His work has been published in Leading Journals including PubMed, UK Scientific Journal as well as the JHU Public Health Journal.

Dr. Joseph Kagaayi

Agnes Nantongo

Finance Director

Agnes has over 10 years experience managing research programs and finance. She holds an MBA from Bristol University in the UK and a BA in Finance from Makerere University, Kampala.

Ms. Agnes Nantongo

Dr. Gertrude Nakigozi, PhD

Programs Director

Dr. Gertrude joined the RHSP in 2000 as a clinical researcher, She has since then published over 20 articles and Abstracts. She is a Phd holder from Johns Hopkins Univesity Bloomberg School of Public Health.

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Head Office, Kalisizo

  Email us at: info@rhsp.org

  +256 200 900 384

  P.O Box 279, Kalisizo

   Old-Bukoba Road

Entebbe Office

   UVRI, Nakiwogo Road

  +256 382 400 064

   P.O Box. 49 Entebbe

Kampala Office

   Plot 8, Clement Hill Road, Nakasero.

  Tel: +256 200 900 111