Dorothy Balaba

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Program for Accesible heath Communication and Education (PACE)


Dr. Balaba has over 10 years of experience in managing and implementing community development and health programs, including HIV prevention, care and support and reproductive health programs. She possesses excellent leadership skills and has experience working in collaboration with international donors, local organizations, and the Government of Uganda. Before joining PACE, Dr. Balaba served as Executive Director of Traditional and Modern Health Practitioners Together Against AIDS (THETA), where she expanded access to HIV prevention services for the most poor and vulnerable Ugandans in 16 rural districts. She also served as the Vice Chair on the board of directors of the Regional AIDS Training Network (RATN). Dr. Balaba is a skilled researcher and has co-authored papers in peer reviewed journals and has presented at several national and international conferences. She was awarded a prestigious award for young researchers and has participated in clinical and social research and the evaluation of health and social development projects. She is interested in community researches especially those that explore the development of innovative, low - tech products and services that can improve the lives the disadvantaged communities. She holds a Masters degree in Public Health and a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery from Makerere University.