Penninah Iutung Amor, MD
Bureau Chief, Africa

Penninah Iutung Amor, MD is responsible for the management and strategic leadership of AHF’s programs in nine African countries. Before becoming bureau chief, her efforts as country program director for AHF-Uganda Cares helped build the largest testing and treatment program of its kind in the world. Iutung works daily to develop similar programs in South Africa, Zambia, Swaziland, Rwanda, Ethiopia, Kenya, Nigeria, Uganda, and other African countries.

Prior to her appointment as country program director, she acted as national medical director for AHF-Uganda Cares and the medical officer in charge for AHF-Uganda Cares Masaka Healthcare Center. Iutung served as a medical officer at Virika Mission Hospital in Fort Portal, Uganda before joining AHF. Iutung is also a member of the National Policy Committee on HIV/AIDS and Antiretroviral Therapy (ART), the Consortium of ART Treatment Providers, Partnership for AIDS Treatment Providers, and was a committee member for the Masaka District HIV/AIDS Committee from 2004 to 2005.

She is a frequent speaker at national and international conferences and attended the XVII International AIDS Conference in Mexico City in 2008, where she gave a presentation about streamlining HIV testing models in resource-constrained settings. She has also presented at the XVIII International AIDS Conference in Vienna, Austria, the XVI International AIDS Conference in Toronto, Canada, the 2005 ICASA Conference in Abuja, Nigeria, and the Uganda Medical Association Conference in 2004. Iutung will receive a Master of Science in Infectious Diseases from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, University of London in 2012. She received a bachelor’s degree in human medicine and surgery from the Mbarara University of Science and Technology.