Sabrina Bakeera-Kitaka

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Sabrina Bakeera-Kitaka is a Ugandan medical doctor;she completed her Masters of Paediatrics and Child Health at Makerere University in July 2002 and 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 currently a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Paediatrics and Child Health at Makerere University College of Health Sciences. She has co-directed the adolescent programs at the Paediatric Infectious Diseases Clinic(PIDC) in Mulago since August 2003. 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  Adolescent Medicine to both undergraduate and post graduate students at the Department of Paediatrics since October, 2002. She has helped with the development of a collaborative relationship between the Departments of Pediatrics at Columbia University and Makerere University in Kampala, Uganda and co-created, organized, implemented and presented at annual workshops on Adolescent Medicine in Kampala, Uganda. She is committed to teaching adolescent medicine to health care providers who care for teens with the goal of helping to improve the care they deliver and the overall health and wellness of their adolescent patient. She has made presentations locally and internationally and has co-authored 20 publications in peer reviewed journals.She was the Ugandan principal  investigator for the development of a positive prevention intervention called the ‘Brighter Future for Healthy Choices’, which was conducted in Kampala, and Kisumu in Kenya, with support from the Institute of Medicine in Antwerp, Belgium. 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. She is an Affiliate member of the Section on International Child Health (SOICH) of the American Academy of Pediatrics.