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Baylor College of Medicine Children's Foundation, Uganda

Fellowship Site Directors:  Dr. Adeodata Rukyalekere Kekitiinwa  

Site Contacts:  

Dr. Jacqueline Kanywa Balungi
Tara Devezin,   
Bridgette Naik,  


Site Specialties: 

  • HIV
  • TB
  • Orphans and Vulnerable Children services  
  • Clinical trials and implementation research 
  • Global Health Security 
  • Reproductive, Maternal, Neonatal, Newborn Child and adolescent health 

Site Description

Baylor College of Medicine Children’s Foundation-Uganda (Baylor-Uganda) is a not-for-profit organization established in 2006. The organization is a leading provider of integrated high quality and high impact HIV, TB, Maternal and Child Health services, health professional training, and research in Uganda. Baylor-Uganda has grown its portfolio from managing only 3 grants (< 1 million USD) in 2006 to over 20 grants worth over 40 million USD. Other program areas include Global Health security, nutrition, and social support to orphans and vulnerable children. The research directorate conducts clinical trials (industry including vaccines), implementation research, and cohort studies. 

Baylor Uganda is headquartered at Mulago Hospital where it runs a Pediatric and Adolescent family-centered HIIV/AIDS/TB Centre of Excellence with close to 8500 clients. Baylor-Uganda supports the Ministry of Health, some Regional Referral Hospitals, and 32 District Local Governments through a health system strengthening approach. The program currently supports over 400 health facilities reaching over 200,000 clients in the Kampala, Fort Portal, Hoima, and Mbale regions accessing high-quality health care services. 

The Baylor Uganda call center, National Pediatric, and Adolescent HIV/AIDS/TB Call center (NAPAC) provide consultative technical support services to health workers across the country and the communities in pediatrics and adolescent HIV/AIDS/TB management and HIV self-testing. The call center also provides counseling services support to study participants. 

The Global Health Security (GHS) program works collaboratively with the Ministry of Health to promote its mandate in policy formulation and oversight role for combating epidemics in Uganda. The program has been very instrumental in the detection, prevention, and control of the COVID19 epidemic. 



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