Draft:Jane Kengeya Kayondo

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Jane Kengeya-Kayondo is a medical doctor with a Master’s degree in epidemiology and a Diploma in Public Health with over  30 years’ experience in health research, research coordination and research capacity strengthening.


Dr. Jane Kengeya Kayondo was born in Nyabwina in 1953 to Preverto Kenegere (RIP) and is the 11th born in a family of 13 children. She started her educational journey from Nyabwina St. John's school (Primary 1 - 4) and then moved to Mushanga Primary School (Primary 5-6). She later joined Mushanga Junior School for part of her Ordinary Level Education. She joined Mary Hill High School and later, Mt. St. Mary's College Namagunga where she completed her A levels and obtained a Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education. She obtained a medical degree from Makerere University.[1].

Research Career[edit]

Dr. Jane Kengeya Kayondo is a medical doctor whose work with the Medical Research Council/Uganda Virus research Institute contributed to HIV/AIDS control efforts in Uganda [2] [3].

She presented on her capacity building work at the Global Health Council’s Research Symposium held in Washington, DC from May 26 – 31, 2008 under the theme: Using Research to Meet the Needs of Health Systems and Communities[4].

International experience[edit]

Dr. Jane Kengeya-Kayondo was the Wellcome Trust, Special Adviser for Africa from August 2012 to Jun 2015[5] and she also contributed to malaria research capacity strengthening in Africa.She was the coordinator, Strategic Alliances, Special programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland for over 15 years[6][7].

She was Regional Coordinator, East & Southern Africa for the Africa Research Excellence Fund.[8].


  • Dr. Jane Kengeya has published scientific papers[9][10][11][12][13]
  • She also contributed to several World Health Organization publications [14].
  • Her autobiography “The Hero Within” published in 2014 . [15]


  1. ^ "Dr. Jane Kayondo one of the chosen few".
  2. ^ Kengeya Kayondo, Jane (1995). "Decreasing HIV sero-prevalence in young adults in a rural Uganda cohort". British Medical Journal. 311 (7009): 833–836. doi:10.1136/bmj.311.7009.833. PMC 2550850. PMID 7580488.
  3. ^ Paterson, Gillian (1996). Love in a Time of AIDS: Women, Health and the Challenge of HIV. WCC Publications. p. 14.
  4. ^ World Health Organization. "Community-directed interventions for major health problems in Africa".
  5. ^ Research gate. "Jane Frances Kengeya-Kayondo".
  6. ^ Nantulya, Florence. "Defining and defeating the intolerable burden of malaria III: Progress and Perspectives". American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. 77.
  7. ^ https://www.mmv.org/sites/default/files/.../19_-_R_D_Funding_Report_final_3.pdf
  8. ^ "Africa Research Excellence Fund (AREF) • Africa Research Excellence fund".
  9. ^ "CIGBS Advisory Board".
  10. ^ Seeley, Janet (1991). "Community based HIV/AIDS research - whither community participation? Unsolved problems in a research programme in rural Uganda". Social Science and Medicine.
  11. ^ Seeley, Janet (1991). "The development of a community based HIV/AIDS service in a rural area of Uganda". AIDS Care.
  12. ^ Nunn, Andrew (1994). "Risk factors for HIV-1 infection in adults in a rural Ugandan community: a population study". AIDS Care.
  13. ^ Nunn, Andrew (1997). "Mortality associated with HIV-1 infection over 5 years in a rural Ugandan population:cohort study". BMJ.
  14. ^ Kengeya Kayondo, Jane_Frances (1994). "Transdisciplinary research: Research capacity building in developing countries at low cost". Acta Tropica. 57 (2–3): 147–152. doi:10.1016/0001-706X(94)90005-1.
  15. ^ Kengeya Kayondo, Jane (2014). The Hero Within:An Exceptional African Woman's Journey. Kampala Uganda: World of Inspiration. ISBN 978-9970050024.