Biography

Brian Kanyemba

Managing Director, HIV Prevention Technical Advisor


Brian is a Key Populations Prevention Advisor with over 15 years' experience in research, advocacy and epidemiology. His passion is public health, specifically on how it affects marginalized groups and key populations.

A former Human Rights and Key Populations Fellow for the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Brian was responsible for conducting research that contributed to the strategic design of USAID projects and activities in South Africa, and he is currently their advisor in Uganda, having served previously as USAID's advisor in Liberia. He began his career in public health as a Volunteer Key Populations Advocate for the South African National AIDS Council (SANAC) before joining the Desmond Tutu HIV Centre at the University of Cape Town as a Senior Bio-medical Clinical Trials Specialist and was later promoted to Technical Advocacy Specialist HIV Prevention.

Brian has an MSc in HIV/AIDS Management and Public Health from Stellenbosch University's Africa Centre Of HIV Management, and an Honours Degree in Psychology from the Open University in Zimbabwe. He is currently completing a PhD in Public Health at the University of Cape Town.

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