PROF. MAUD KAMATENESI MUGISHA

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Professor Maud Kamatenesi Mugisha is an esteemed academician and researcher specializing in medical ethnobotany, bio prospecting, and natural resource management. She holds a Doctor of Philosophy in Medical Ethnobotany and Bioprospecting from Makerere University (2000-2004), a UNESCO-MAB Diploma in Scientific Research (2000-2007), a Master’s Degree in Environment and Natural Resources Management from Makerere University (1994-1997), a Postgraduate Diploma in Education from Makerere University (1993-1994), and a Bachelor of Science in Botany and Zoology from Makerere University (1990-1993).

Professor Kamatenesi-Mugisha has received numerous research awards, including:
– Sida (2010-2011) for integrating nutri-medicinal plants into healthcare delivery in Uganda.
– Carnegie (2008-2011) for analyzing nutri-medicinal plants for immunocompromised individuals, including those with HIV/AIDS.
– VICRES (2006-2011) for ethno-botanical products for insect pest management in the Lake Victoria Basin.
– NORAD (2006-2008) for integrating medicinal plants as nutritional supplements in healthcare delivery in Uganda.
– AICAD research grants focused on gender and medicinal plants in healthcare (2003-2010).

Her notable projects include coordinating water tank donations for rainwater harvesting with Rotary International and collaborating on community-based reproductive healthcare interventions with traditional birth attendants in Uganda.

Professor Kamatenesi-Mugisha has published extensively, with key publications on medicinal plants used in malaria treatment, antibacterial and antifungal properties of wild nutraceutical plants, and ethnobotanical uses of various plant species in Uganda. Her work has appeared in journals such as the Journal of Ethnopharmacology, British Journal of Pharmaceutical Research, European Journal of Medicinal Plants, and Journal of Intercultural Ethnopharmacology.

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