Wednesday, 5 June 2013


Dr Alex Coutinho

Dr. Coutinho graduated from Makerere Medical School in 1983, and worked with the first cases of AIDS Nsambya Hospital from 1983-85. From 1986-89 Dr. Coutinho lectured at Makerere Medical School. He then worked in Swaziland in 1989, where he started one of the first care programmes for people living with HIV. He also established the first occupational health programme for people living with HIV in the private sector in Swaziland. He completed an MPH from the University of Witwatersrand in 2001 and returned to Uganda that same year. From 2001-07 Dr. Coutinho served as the Executive Director of The AIDS Support organization (TASO) in Uganda. At TASO he was responsible for the scale up of TASO services for 100,000 clients living with HIV of whom 20,000 were on antiretroviral therapy. Dr. Coutinho is currently the Executive Director of the Infectious Diseases Institute in Kampala Uganda, the Vice Chair of the Board of the International
Partnership for Microbicides, a member of the SIDA Africa Regional Advisory Group, and a member of the Global HIV Prevention Working Group.

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