Ugandan Dr David Kitara Lagoro has been appointed Professor of Public Health at the prestigious T.H. Chan School of Public Health at Harvard.
Democratic Party President Norbert Mao was the first to congratulate Dr Lagoro also a lecturer at Gulu university.
“From Gulu University to Harvard. Congratulations Dr David Kitara Lagoro upon your appointment… Your hard work (especially on the Nodding Syndrome) is taking you places!” Mao said.
The Chairman in charge of Research academic and science professionals of Uganda National Academy of Sciences was picked at the start of August to serve as a lecturer for one year.
His service took effect yesterday 26th August.
Dr Lagoro underwent serious vetting, interviews and strict selection of top 10 people in the world for this position.
He will be lecturing on tropical diseases management, research and conduct consultancies during the period and after one year will become Harvard University fellow.
Lagoro has served as chair of country coordinating mechanism for global fund in Uganda where he managed to secure $510 million for the country to scale up Malaria, Tuberculoses and HIV/Aids.
Lagoro has served as chair Uganda medical association Acholi branch, director Gulu university Oklahoma global health education programme.
He is a lecturer at Gulu University in the Faculty of Medicine.
He has a master of medicine (MMed) from Makerere University and holds a certificate in planning and management of health services from the Uganda Management Institute.
He is a fellow of the Association of Surgeons of East, Central, and Southern Africa.
Additionally, he holds a certificate in administrative law from the Law Development Centre and a postgraduate diploma in project planning and management from Gulu University.