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|Dr. Ambrose Otau Talisuna, Uganda
Implications of COVID-19 and Other Pandemics on Palliative and Comprehensive Chronic Care
Dr. Ambrose Otau Talisuna is the Regional Advisor for Health Security and International Health Regulations, Unit Lead for Health Security Preparedness (HSP), and Lead for Preparedness on the Incident Management Support Team (IMST) for the COVID-19 pandemic response in the World Health Organization Africa Region.
Dr. Ambrose completed his medical degree at Makerere University in 1992 and his master’s degree in epidemiology from the University of London (London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine) in 1996. He was awarded a PhD from the University of Antwerp and Institute of Tropical Medicine for his work on the intensity of transmission and spread of antimalarial drug resistance in 2004. Between 1996 and 2011, Dr. Ambrose held senior management, leadership and scientific positions with the Uganda Ministry of Health, the Institute of Tropical Medicine, and the Medicines for Malaria Venture (MMV).
He has been a field coordinator for a multi-country malaria clinical trial, whose data supported the registration of Euratesim by the European Medicines Agency (EMA). He received a senior fellowship in 2007 from the European and Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP) for capacity strengthening for pharmacovigilance of antimalarial drugs in Africa. Between 2011 and early 2016, he was Regional Scientific Director for East Africa of the Worldwide Antimalarial Resistance Network (WWARN) and later a Senior Clinical Research Fellow with the University of Oxford-KEMRI Welcome Trust Programme in Nairobi, Kenya.