The European & Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP), The Netherlands
Dr. Makanga is a clinician-scientist with 26 years of professional experience of working on health and poverty-related infectious diseases in Africa and Europe. This includes 22 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.
He has served as Executive Director for EDCTP since January 2016. Before joining EDCTP, Dr Makanga was first in clinical practice and academia, and later clinical research and research management. He joined EDCTP in 2004 and has served in different management positions prior to his current appointment. 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.