[Ip-health] Announcement of Unitaid Communities Delegation Board and Alternate Board Member

Wim Vandevelde wvandevelde at gnpplus.net
Thu Jan 18 06:58:44 PST 2018

Announcement of Communities Delegation Board and Alternate Board Member

Communities Delegation to the Unitaid Board appoints
Mr Kenly Sikwese as Board Member and
Ms Faith Nakigudde as Alternate Board Member

*18 January 2018 (Geneva, Switzerland)*— The Communities Delegation of 
people living with and affected by HIV, TB and malaria and those 
coinfected with HIV and HCV (Communities Delegation) to the Unitaid 
Board is delighted to announce the appointments of Mr Kenly Sikwese as 
the Board Member, and Ms Faith Nakigudde as the Alternate Board Member. 
They have both started their terms on 1st January 2018 and serve until 
31st December 2019.

Mr Kenly Sikwese is currently the Coordinator at the African Community 
Advisory Board (AFROCAB-HIV) whose goal is to advocate for greater 
access to quality anti-HIV treatment (drugs, diagnostics and services) 
for all PLHIV in sub-Sahara Africa. Kenly, a Zambian national, is a 
former Africa Delegate to the UNAIDS PCB NGO Delegation, Co-Chair of the 
UNAIDS Treatment Scientific and Technical Advisory Committee, Member of 
the INTEREST Virology Workshop/Conference and IAPAC Adherence Organising 
and Scientific Committees. He is strong advocate for community 
participation in clinical trials and other research. Kenly is also a 
former member of the WHO ARV treatment guidelines (2013) and testing 
guidelines. He is a regular speaker at regional and international 
conferences on issues affecting PLHIV and a former member of the Robert 
Carr Fund Steering Committee.

Ms Faith Nakigudde comes from Uganda, a Unitaid implementing country and 
has 14 years experience working with Communities in Malaria and HIV in 
Africa.She has served on several boards in Uganda including the Malaria 
and Early Childhood Illnesses (MACIS) and the CCM for Global Fund in 
Uganda representing Communities living and affected by Malaria. Living 
with HIV for 9 years and coming from a family where 4 of her family 
members died from HIV/AIDS, Faith comes on board with experience of the 
many issues affecting people living and Affected by HIV and Malaria. 
Faith is a Public Health Specialist working with Wentz Medical Center / 
Renewal Healthcare Network, she manages the program and four other 
health facilities under the Network focusing on issues of affordability 
and accessibility of healthcare services.

We would like to take the opportunity to express our gratitude and 
immense appreciation to out-going Board Member Ms Gracia Violeta Ross 
Quiroga for her leadership, enthusiasm and commitment during her tenure 
as Board Member of the Communities Delegation.



Wim Vandevelde

Liaison Officer, Communities Delegation

wvandevelde at gnpplus.net

Wim Vandevelde
Liaison Officer, Communities Delegation to Unitaid Board
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