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Anatoli Kamali

Regional Director
South Africa


Anatoli Kamali leads IAVI’s Africa programs which include a wide partners’ network of clinical research centers and laboratories across five countries, as well as IAVI’s regional research portfolio. He oversees IAVI’s community engagement, research preparedness, policy, and advocacy activities in the region. Kamali is also an Honorary Professor, Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.  Before joining IAVI, he was the deputy director and head of the HIV Epidemiology and Prevention Research Program at the Medical Research Council (MRC)/Uganda Virus Research Institute (UVRI) Unit on AIDS, and in that capacity led the MRC’s collaboration with IAVI. He led various clinical studies of HIV vaccine candidates and vaginal microbicides, including the institute’s participation in trials of a monthly vaginal dapivirine ring in collaboration with International Partnership for Microbicides (IPM). He has helped enhance community engagement in research and conduct numerous epidemiological studies. He also chaired the Protocol C Scientific Steering Committee.  He has served as a member of the International Data and Safety Monitoring Board of the Division of AIDS at the U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases for various clinical trials in Africa, and as temporary advisor on sexual and reproductive health to the World Health Organization.  Kamali qualified in Medicine and Surgery at Makerere University in Kampala, Uganda, has an MSc in Community Health at London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and a PhD from City University, London. He has published over 100 scientific peer reviewed articles and book chapters.

Research Interest

Microbiology, Tropical Medicine

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