Kenneth Anthony (“Tony”) Kalanyi KebbaBMJ 2007; 334 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.39224.702095.BE (Published 07 June 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;334:1228
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Kenneth Anthony Kalanyi Kebba (“Tony”) was born in Uganda on 18 March 1970. He undertook his medical training at Makerere University in Kampala and graduated in 1995. Between 1995 and 1996 he undertook a Ugandan Ministry of Health attachment as medical officer at Kabarole Hospital in Fort Portal, Uganda. This was followed by a year as the medical coordinator of the national sleeping sickness control programme in the south eastern region of Uganda based in Jinja at the source of the Nile and close to his family home. During this time Tony gathered much useful experience in practical medicine and public health and began to appreciate more and more the devastating effect that HIV was having in Uganda and elsewhere in Africa. In 1997 Tony joined the Joint Clinical Research Centre in Kampala as medical officer/on-site research clinician in the first HIV vaccine trial in Africa.
Tony knew that Africa was in urgent need of much more intensive research to increase understanding of HIV infection. In 2000 he approached the UK Medical Research Council Ugandan Unit on …