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Etheldreda Nakimuli-MpunguCountry of origin: Uganda Currently in: Uganda, General field of specialization: Medical and Health Sciences incl Neurosciences
OWSD AwardsFeb 2016OWSD-Elsevier Foundation Award for Early Career Women ScientistsFor her work using psychotherapy as a treatment for depression and alcoholism in Ugandans living with HIV. Depression is a serious problem for HIV patients throughout Sub-Saharan Africa, making it more likely that those patients will stop taking their HIV-antiretroviral medications. Dr. Nakimuli-Mpungu works with service providers to integrate depression screening with HIV-treatment, as well as to include local communities in discussions of depression to help destigmatize the illness.