Dr Pasquine Ogunsanya

Alive Medical Services

Uganda

A Medical Doctor and Public Health Specialist by training, Pasquine N. Ogunsanya (MD,MPH) has vast experience in tropical medicine and comprehensive HIV/AIDS care. She is an advocate for inclusive HIV/AIDS and sexual-reproductive health and rights for all, especially vulnerable and marginalized communities. She is also a mother to two children, aged 21 and 17.

In 2007, she and her husband co-founded Alive Medical Services (AMS), a highly-awarded and recognized nonprofit organization that envisions a world in which those in need of medical care have access to state-of-the-art medical services provided with love and dignity. AMS offers free comprehensive HIV/AIDS prevention, care, treatment and psychosocial support to its clients. In the last 12 years AMS has registered tremendous growth and tested over 95,000 people for HIV and served more than 17,000 people living with HIV. Since the year 2013, AMS has eliminated mother-to-child transmission of HIV with over 1000 HIV Negative babies born to HIV-positive mothers in care. Dr Ogunsanya has also tailored services to most-at-risk populations and served over 45,000 orphans and vulnerable children, women and girls, fisherfolks and key populations. Their high-quality HIV/AIDS care is integrated with socio-economic empowerment. 

Pasquine is excited to share her experiences working in the unique communities she serves, and is looking forward to learning from other Fellows about how to best involve people and get feedback from them in order to learn from them.