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STAR Fellows and Interns contribute their specialized skills to their host organizations, building capacity while improving their own effectiveness as global health leaders. Through fellowship and internship placements, professionals will:

  • Gain hands-on experience in global health
  • Enhance knowledge and skill through individualized learning
  • Build a powerful global network

Featured Participant

Hawa Nakato

TB Procurement and Supply Chain Management Advisor

Uganda

Technical Expertise: TB,Supply Chain Management,Capacity Strengthening

Hawa Nakato began her position as Advisor in Uganda in April 2019.  She brings to the position over 5 years of experience working in the supply chain system for Uganda. She continues to support the National Tuberculosis Program where she previously served as Senior Technical Officer for Logistics management supporting the quantification and forecasting, procurement of TB commodities from Global Fund, PEPFAR and Government of Uganda finances. Prior to that she worked as a regional focal point person for pharmaceuticals in the west Nile region of Uganda under contract from the Global Fund Country coordinating office. In this position she coordinated logistics management activities in the region with focus on the three disease programs; HIV, Malaria and TB. Before that she was serving as a pharmacist at a regional referral hospital in the mid-west region of the Uganda.  As a logistics officer, she has lead the introduction of new medicines for better management of TB patients in Uganda including The child friendly pediatric formulations, Bedaquline and Delamanid by making timely quantifications and order placement, following up of procurements through the Global Drug Facility.

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