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Robert Kalyesubula, MD, MS

Robert Kalyesubula is the Founder and President of ACCESS-Uganda where he provides oversight leadership and management. He graduated from Makerere University College of Health Sciences with a degree in medicine. He completed his master of Medicine from the same University and later undertook a nephrology fellowship and special training in investigational medicine both from Yale University (USA). Dr. Kalyesubula has over 36 peer reviewed publications in the areas of non-communicable disease as well as education and community-based care models. He has worked with WHO and NIH on issues of hypertension, HIV and the kidney in Sub-Saharan Africa and is a member of the European Society of Hypertension Working Group on Hypertension and Cardiovascular Risk in Low Resource Settings. He is a principal investigator with the Medical Research council on a GSK funded grant to characterize kidney disease in Africa. He is also the local PI for the NCD studies at ACCESS and has been involved in family planning research with a major interest in understanding how community healthworkers can contribute to improved health in rural areas.