Angelina Kakooza

Angelina Kakooza Mwesige is an Associate Professor of Paediatrics and Child Health and Child neurology specialist in the Department of Paediatrics and Child Health, at Makerere University College of Health Sciences, Kampala, Uganda. She has participated as a PI in multiple research studies in the fields of neurodevelopmental disorders in children with special emphasis on Epilepsy, Cerebral palsy and Autism. She served as a Co-PI on a multisite study determining the epidemiology of epilepsy in sub Saharan Africa’ funded by Welcome Trust UK in which the team looked at the prevalence, risk factors, clinical features and the treatment gap. With collaborators from Duke University, North Carolina, USA, they are conducting a national population study to establish the prevalence and geographical variation of epilepsy in Uganda. Recently she and her research team were awarded an R01 Fogarty/ NIH funded grant to study Epilepsy Clinical characterization and co-morbidities, their relation to stigma among adolescents and impact of a community-based engagement program in Uganda. She is also Co-PI on studies on Cerebral palsy, risk factors, epidemiology and intervention in Ugandan children. She is the past President of the International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE)- Africa region (2017-2021). She is a board member of the African Child Neurology Association and the Women in World Neuroscience (WWN), a branch of the International Brian Research Organization (IBRO) and current treasurer of the East African Academy on Childhood Disability.

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