Dr. Addy as she is fondly called is a renowned advocate for children and a passionate leader. Dr. Addy has been central to the establishment of the HIV paediatric unit at Uganda’s Ministry of Health and formulation of policies that have guided the implementation of pediatric HIV prevention, care and treatment.
As an Associate Clinical Professor of Paediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine, her major focus over the last 10 years has been to reduce the inequalities of paediatric HIV service delivery by integrating paediatric and adolescent HIV services into main stream adult clinics in rural health facilities through a family-centered model of care.
Before appointment as Executive Director of Baylor-Uganda, she served as Senior Consultant Paediatrician and Clinic Director-Paediatric Infectious Diseases Clinic (2002-2004), while holding the portfolio of Team Leader Paediatric bacterial meningitis surveillance, WHO- Uganda in the same period; Clinical Coordinator Paediatric Laboratories (2000-2004); Head, Diarrhoea Treatment Unit, Mulago Hospital (1995-2004); Consultant Paediatrician (1995-2004); and Instructor and facilitator-Integrated Management of Childhood Illness (1996 -2000). She completed her paediatric residence in 1987 and became Registrar Pediatrician the same year.
Dr. Addy has been very instrumental in ensuring that Baylor Uganda contributes to policy on the elimination and treatment of paediatric and adolescent HIV nationally and internationally. She is the Clinical Research Site Leader for the Division of AIDS Studies at the Baylor- Uganda Centre of Excellence at Mulago Hospital. She has published over 50 papers.
She has spent over three decades as a Lecturer, Senior Lecturer and Associate Professor where she has tutored and mentored many of Uganda’s current health professionals.