Hello from Kampala! My name is Neil, and I am a second-year medical student at the Keck School of Medicine. I have been incredibly lucky to have the chance to travel to Uganda with a group of PHR leaders and other students.
Today, March 24, 2009, is World Tuberculosis Day. On World TB Day, we celebrate and commemorate the lives of those who have been affected by TB across the globe.
Without Peter's work, there would be no PEPFAR. This was how Ambassador Mark Dybul, former U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator, introduced Uganda's Peter Mugyenyi, MD, before remarks at Georgetown University yesterday.
Dr. Peter Mugyenyi told a full house at the Center for Strategic and International Studies that funding constraints are forcing health clinics in Uganda to stop enrolling any new patients in antiretroviral treatment.
One of the pioneers and leaders of AIDS treatment in Africa, Dr. Peter Mugyenyi, is on Capitol Hill this week to share stories about the impact of the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) in Uganda and throughout sub-Saharan Africa. PHR and its members played a key role in the passage of an expanded and improved PEPFAR last year, and we're hosting Dr. Mugyenyi in DC as part of ongoing efforts to raise awareness about the need for more funding.