Dr. Speciosa Wandira-Kazibwe
Dr. Wandira-Kazibwe, Vice President of Uganda from 1994 to 2003, is the United Nations Secretary-General Special Envoy for HIV/AIDS in Africa. A surgeon who received a Ph.D in Global Health and Population from the Harvard School of Public Health, Dr. Wandira-Kazibwe is currently also Senior Advisor to the President of Uganda on Population and Health, tasked with coordinating health sector reform. She had previously served in various Cabinet positions: as a Member of Parliament, and also as a Member of the Constituent Assembly that drafted Uganda’s 1995 Constitution. Dr. Wandira-Kazibwe is one of the Champions for an HIV-Free Generation, an organization of African leaders whose goal is to mobilize and support African leadership and global policy makers to renew and intensify the fight against HIV/AIDS in Africa. Dr. Wandira-Kazibwe was the first President of the African Women’s Committee on Peace and Development of the African Union.