Mohammed Lamorde is Head of Department of Prevention, Care and Treatment at the Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI), Makerere University, Uganda. He is the Director of the Global Health Security Partner Engagement Project. Funded by the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the project aims to accelerate Uganda’s progress towards achieving the Global Health Security Agenda targets to prevent, detect and respond to infectious diseases outbreaks and other biologic threats. Dr. Lamorde’s training as a clinical pharmacologist and physician serve as the foundation for his research, which since 2007 has focused on developing capacity in clinical pharmacology relevant to Global Health in Uganda. In 2012, he was awarded a doctorate degree from Trinity College Dublin in 2012 focusing on the clinical pharmacokinetics of HIV drugs. He was elected as a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians (London) in 2017. Since 2015, he has overseen clinical services at the IDI including the Adult Infectious Diseases Clinic at Mulago where 7,500 patients with HIV receive clinical services.
Dr Lamorde is Project Director of the CAPA-CT project (Enhancing Capacity for Phase 1 trials for Ebola and other Viral Hemorrhagic Fevers in Uganda) funded by the European & Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP) and the Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases (WHO/TDR). Dr Lamorde is co-investigator on the Joint Mobile Emerging Diseases Intervention Clinical Capabilities consortium which aims to conduct clinical trials on investigational new drugs during filovirus outbreaks.