Dr. Gladys Kalema-Zikusoka worked as Veterinary Officer of the
Uganda Wildlife Authority from 1996 to 2000. During her tenure,
Dr. Kalema-Zikusoka was involved in setting up veterinary programs
and developing a policy framework for wildlife conservation to
support the timely and efficient delivery of veterinary services
including: translocation and reintroduction, and problem animal
As part of her zoological medicine residency program through North Carolina State
University, Dr. Kalema-Zikusoka received the African Wildlife Foundation (AWF)
Charlotte Fellowship Conservation Award in 2000. This led to new research on
tuberculosis at the human, wildlife and livestock interface in Queen Elizabeth
and Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Parks in Uganda in 2001 and 2002.
Following-up on the research findings and recommendations, Dr. Kalema-Zikusoka
became Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Conservation Through Public Health,
an international grassroots NGO, established in 2002, to promote conservation
with public health by improving primary health services for people and animals
around protected areas throughout Uganda.
Dr. Kalema-Zikusoka obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Veterinary Medicine
from the Royal Veterinary College, University of London in 1995. She completed
a zoological medicine residency and Masters in Specialized Veterinary Medicine
at North Carolina State University and North Carolina Zoological Park in the
USA in 2003. She also obtained a Certificate in Non-Profit Management from Duke
University in the USA in 2003.