United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon yesterday August 1, appointed Specioza Wandera-Kazibwe as his Special Envoy for HIV/AIDS in Africa.
She will replace Asha-Rose Migiro of Tanzania.
The Secretary-General thanked Asha-Rose Migiro for her outstanding and dedicated service to the UN and her commitment as a powerful advocate for his efforts to end HIV-related stigma and discrimination all around the world.
Wandera Kazibwe is Senior Adviser to President Museveni on Population and Health.
She is also the Chairperson of the Board of Directors of the Microfinance Support Center Ltd.
Kazibwe served as the Vice President of Uganda from 1993 to 2004.
She is also the first woman in Africa to be appointed a Vice President.
Kazibwe holds a Doctorate of Science Degree in Global Health and Population from the Harvard School of Public Health.