Improving African health
Peter Piot, Director of the London School of Tropical Medicine and Professor of Global Health, Dr Nelson Sewankambo, Professor of Medicine and Principal of the College of Health Sciences at Makerere University, Dr Alex Coutinho, Director of the Infectious Diseases Institute at Makerere University and Professor Pontiano Kaleebu, Director of the MRC Uganda Virus Research Institute in Entebbe, Uganda, have all worked on Aids, either in the discovery of the epidemic or in researching and treating the condition. They are joined by Gareth Mitchell and Alan Kasujja in the tent at Makerere University in front of an audience to talk about three decades of Aids. They also discuss how Uganda is facing a rise in the incidence of non communicable diseases such as heart disease, cancer and stroke as well as neglected tropical infections. They also debate what needs to be done to improve the health of Africans.