Angelo is a Senior Program Manager at AVAC where he provides technical advocacy and communications support to AVAC and partners to create an enabling environment for the development and delivery of new options for the prevention of HIV and other diseases. In this role, Angelo co-manages the Advocacy Fellows’ Program, the Media Science Café Program and other media/communications initiatives, the Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision Program and oversees a number partners’ projects on the CASPR program. Since joining AVAC, Angelo has seen the Fellows Program grow from an idea to what it is today – an unstoppable army of advocates who are among the most critical players in HIV (and health in general) in their countries, regions and globally. Angelo also co-founded the media science café program which has nurtured trust between scientists, advocates and journalists, and has improved the quality of reporting on health and science in several countries.
Prior to joining AVAC, Angelo was a Communications Officer at the UVRI-IAVI HIV Vaccine Program in Uganda. He was responsible for communications, media relations and public relations. Angelo also edited the program’s quarterly newsletter, The Uganda AIDS Vaccine Update.
Angelo joined AVAC in 2009, bringing experience and expertise of working in HIV clinics, on HIV clinical trials, and with the media in Uganda. He holds a BA in Mass Communications from Makerere University, a Masters in Public Health from New York University and is currently pursuing a Doctorate in Public Health (DrPH) at University of Illinois Chicago. Angelo’s compass is his Christian faith, and he loves (real) football.