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Baker Bakashaba

Baker Bakashaba

Organization: AIDS Information Center (AIC), Uganda

Region: Africa

Nationality: Uganda

Country: Uganda

Interests & expertise: Psychological effects of having HIV

Profession or occupation: Healthcare worker/social service provider

What inspires you to work in the HIV field?

As a young boy, I watched HIV and AIDS decimate communities around me and leave countless orphans and vulnerable widows. Treatments were inaccessible and also very expensive. With the opportunity of being a medical doctor, I decided to contribute to making treatments for HIV and co-infections accessible so that AIDS-related deaths could be curbed. I also wanted to contribute to reducing new HIV acquisitions by making available technologies accessible to the communities that need them.

To me, putting the people affected by and/or living with HIV at the centre of the response is the most sustainable way to ensure that programmes adequately respond to the communities that need these services; I aim to make a contribution to that.

What are your goals as an IAS change maker?

My goals are to:

  1. Contribute to shaping the terrain for people-centred care through contributing to the body of evidence from implementation science and research.
  2. Champion engagement of recipients of care in the design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of differentiated service delivery models across programmes in various countries.

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