Michael Makanga
Executive Director of Global Health
EDCTP3 Joint Undertaking

Dr Michael Makanga, MD PhD FRCP: Global Health EDCTP3 Joint Undertaking Executive Director. Dr Makanga is a clinician-scientist with about 30 years of professional experience of working on health and poverty-related infectious diseases in Africa. This includes 23 years of work experience on medical product development and clinical regulatory activities. He holds a Medical Degree from Makerere University, Uganda; a Master's Degree at the University of Liverpool, and a PhD Clinical Pharmacology at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, United Kingdom. He is also a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, Scotland.

Dr Makanga is the Executive Director of Global Health EDCTP3 Joint Undertaking, and former Executive Director of the EDCTP-Association. Prior to joining EDCTP, Dr Makanga was first in clinical practice and academia, and later clinical research and research management. Moreover, he has served in various scientific and policy advisory boards for international product development, philanthropic organisations, World Bank and pharmaceutical companies involved in developing medicinal products for poverty-related and neglected diseases.

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