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ZAKIYAH BUKHARY ZAKIYAH BUKHARY

Saudi Arabia

Doctor of Medicine; Specialist in Infectious Disease

Dr. Bukhary is an Assistant Professor and Consultant Internist at Taibah University and the Vice Dean of University Development. As a specialist in Infectious Diseases, with a special interest in HIV and TB, she organized the Taibah Club for Infectious Diseases through which she coordinates lectures for the medical community and the general public. She hopes to use the Humphrey Fellowship to increase her knowledge of HIV/AIDS for national program planning, management, education programs, and research.

FRANCES NANA KAMARA FRANCES NANA KAMARA

Sierra Leone

Master of Education: Educational Guidance and Counseling

Ms. Kamara is the Supervisor of Schools in the Ministry of Education, where she coordinates the HIV/AIDS policy and prevention program for schools country wide. Her main interests include HIV/AIDS counseling and reproductive health promotion. She plans to use information and skills gained during the Humphrey Fellowship to improve HIV/AIDS education in Sierra Leone by training and counseling teachers, parents, community leaders, school authorities, and peer health educators about HIV and prevention methods.

LASHA LORIA LASHA LORIA

Georgia

Doctor of Medicine, Master of Public Health

Dr. Loria is the Project Coordinator for the “Strengthening the Existing National Responses for Implementation of Effective HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control in Georgia” project through the Tanadgoma Center for Information and Counseling. He is also a lecturer on Health Policy at Tbilisi State University. During his Humphrey Fellowship, Dr. Loria will focus on improving his knowledge of HIV policy in the areas of financial management, organizational development, policy analysis, insurance policies and regulations, and methods of reimbursement.

ARIYARATNE MANATHUNGE ARIYARATNE MANATHUNGE

Sri Lanka

Doctor of Medicine; Master of Science, Public Health, Venereology

Dr. Ariyaratne Manathunge is a Consultant Venereologist for the National STD/AIDS Control Program in Sri Lanka. He is responsible for coordinating surveillance of HIV/AIDS and STI at the national level and for supervision of HIV prevention projects targeting vulnerable groups. He plans to use his Humphrey Fellowship to study policy issues and strategies for HIV care and prevention to help him develop effective strategies for scaling up HIV prevention programs in Sri Lanka.

GETRUDE NCUBE

Zimbabwe

Master of International Health

Ms. Ncube is the National Testing and Counseling Coordinator for Population Services International (PSI) Zimbabwe for the AIDS and TB unit within the Ministry of Health and Child Welfare. She is responsible for coordination, planning, and advocacy for HIV testing and counseling services. During her Humphrey Fellowship she will study HIV/AIDS policy development, behavioral change and communication techniques, and voluntary testing and counseling. After her Fellowship, Ms. Ncube plans to develop a mentorship program for health professionals involved in HIV testing and counseling.

CHIJIOKE OKORO

Nigeria

Bachelor of Science in Microbiology, Post Graduate Diploma in Social Work

Mr. Okoro is a State Technical Advisor for Strengthening Nigeria’s Response to HIV/AIDS Program (SNR) in Enugu State, where he provides overall leadership, technical assistance, and management on the state’s response to HIV/AIDS. His primary interests include improving the capacities of government and private institutions to allow for the provision of more efficient HIV/AIDS services. During his Humphrey Fellowship, he will concentrate on HIV/AIDS policy and program management.

KHIN KHIN SOE

Burma

M.B.B.S.; Master of Public Health in Reproductive Health

Dr. Soe is an Assistant Project Manager for the Mekong Regional Voluntary Counseling and Testing of HIV Project through Marie Stopes International. She is responsible for project planning, management, recruitment, and training of field workers to increase knowledge on reproductive health, sexually transmitted diseases, HIV/AIDS, and voluntary counseling and testing. She plans to study HIV/AIDS advocacy, policy development, and management during her Humphrey Fellowship. When she returns to Burma, she would like to develop an NGO and work on broad HIV/AIDS programs.

WILLIAM AKO TAKANG

Cameroon

Doctor of Medicine; Obstetrics and Gynecology

Dr. Takang is a Consultant Obstetrician and Gynecologist in the University Teaching Hospital for the Ministry of Public Health. His primary interests include capacity building in HIV/AIDS policy and management with a focus on the prevention of mother to child transmission of HIV. He plans to use his Fellowship to focus on human resource management in hospital administration, health policy, health education, quality assurance and evaluation of healthcare services, and capacity building techniques.

ANA MARIA TUDOR

Romania

Doctor of Medicine, Infectious Diseases

Dr. Tudor is a Lecturer on Infectious Diseases for medical students at the University of Medicine and Pharmacy Carol Davila in Bucharest. She is also a Medical Doctor at the National Institute of Infectious Diseases, where she is responsible for the medical care of children and adolescents living with HIV. She plans to study mother to child transmission of HIV, epidemiology, and management during her Humphrey Fellowship. She would also like to write guidelines for managing HIV/AIDS opportunistic infections and neoplasms in children.

DANNI XIANG

China

Doctor of Medicine; Internal Medicine

Dr. Xiang is the Vice-Chief Physician for the Department of Geriatric Medicine at Huadong Hospital in Shanghai. She directs a clinical group serving over 1200 inpatients and 20,000 outpatients and facilitates the training of interns from Fudan Medical College. During her Humphrey Fellowship she hopes to acquire new skills and knowledge in epidemiology, health policy and management, and data management as related to aging.